- How NOT to remove stone from an Avocado: RudeBoy=Idiot + Gory Pics content.
For the few of you still requiring confirmation- it’s now official. I don’t even need to leave the comfort of my own home, to injure myself.
RudeBoy’s Top Tip: When trying to remove the stone from an avocado half, don’t stab the stone with a very sharp knife, to lever it out, as the knife may slip, and stab you in the finger. In fact, my mummy says it might actually be better not to use a knife at all, but a spoon instead, as this may be slightly less dangerous.
Hmm, that stung a bit, ah well, bung a plaster on it. It’ll be ok.
Er, actually, that’s a bit messy, and now the bathroom is splattered with red stuff. Possibly might need looking at, that. Oh dear, A+E Minor Injuries Unit, then…
‘Ah, Mr RudeBoy; let’s have a look at that.. shoon’t need stitching…oh, hang on, it might, actually’.
Ow. It’s a little bit hurty now. RudeBoy’s mummy thinks RudeBoy’s been ‘very silly’.
Is there any hope?Posted 9 years ago
Just have to say; Massive thank-you to the nurse at the Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, who sewed me up. TBH, the local anesthetic needle was loads more painful than the actual stabbing. I HATE needles.
God Bless the NHS. A truly wonderful institution.
Silver lining; got to have a few samosas at Tayaabs after, with me mum (she actually ‘phoned me from Whitechapel 5 mins after the incident, as she was shopping there), and then a lovely pint of wheaty beer in the Captain Kidd.
And Liverpool stuffed Real Madrid 4-0!
Life could be worse.Posted 9 years ago
Ooh, colande; that looks a lot worse! 🙁
On the subject of injured fingers, I am actually an expert (some pleasant fellow once tried to bite one of me other fingers off, once. Now that DID hurt. 7 hours in A+E, followed by an hour-long operation to repair the damage. ‘De-gloving’ is not something I really wanted to discover ‘first hand’, as it were…), and I can categorically say…
…I think it’s gonna sting come the morn. Once the self-administered ‘general anasthetic’ has worn off…
Hic.Posted 9 years agoex-patMember
My other half taught me the correct method.
Take one half of said fruit, and a sharp knife.
Hold avocado in palm of hand, stone up in the middle.
With the knife, strike down flat blade against the stone, so it basically cuts into it, like chopping a carrot I suppose.
Whilst it’s in there, turn the knife, twisting out the stone.
Works every time.
[/the land of avo’s]Posted 9 years ago
Well, I don’t mind telling youse, but it hurts like a bastard this morning. Last few hours, I’ve been trying to get some Ibuprofen to work, as the pills I had last night, I only had a couple left. They make you feel a bit floaty, speshly with a beer.
S’just annoying now. Got wash-up to do, but that’s gonna be difficult. Got a load of stuff to prepare for a website, and typing is a bit laborious. No swimming, gym or bikey. Bollocks.
Zaskar, I don’t think I want to know about that one, and I REALLY don’t wanna see pics! 😯 🙁
Ex-pat; that tip was also given to me by WCA, up there. I’m a bit dubious. I don’t think I’ll be going near any sharp knives for a while…
Bastard.Posted 9 years ago
Hope the pain eases Rudeboy. I am suprised it is affecting your typing, I thought you were a clever dick. 😉
The advice about destoning we both gave really does work. Just don’t use a meat cleaver or you will go clean through the avacado and cut your hand in half. Also don’t use and electric carving knife.
Last time I had my fingers stiched up like that I ended up strpping the bad finger to the one next to it with an elastic band (not too tightly) and it seemed to stop me banging it as often.Posted 9 years ago
me and that avocado have unfinished business (I never got to eat it
The stone of a ripe avocado can be very easily removed by gently teasing it out with a spoon. If the avocado stone requires stabbing with a selection of sharp instruments to remove it, then the avocado is clearly not ripe.
A proper ripe avocado has a rather soft feel to it, and when cut in half, will often reveal some discolouration in the form of slightly darken blotches. It is at this point at it’s most flavoursome, with a full nutty flavour which is sadly missing from firm under-ripe pale green ones.
The culinary delights and subtle, yet, sophisticated aromatic flavours of the majestic avocado pear are clearly wasted on you mate.
In future, try sticking with conference pears.Posted 9 years ago
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