Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Mango Etiquette

Our CSA delivered a few mangos this week, and I had fun showing the boys the drama of eating a mango.

First, cut the fruit into thirds. The center section will contain the pit and can be eaten messily over the sink. The two side pieces can be made extraordinarily presentable.

Cut a cross hatch pattern.

And then flip it inside out! The boys were thrilled to see the transformation. Maybe the whole world knows about this trick, but I love seeing it every time, especially because it brings back fond memories of eating mangos like this at my grandmother’s house.

Q-ster mastered sliding each bite-sized piece off with a fork, but I helped Buster separate the pieces. Yum. No pictures of the consumption part, because we were all too sticky to operate the camera.


Asianmommy said...

We love mangoes here. The kids will go bananas over your little flip trick.

Bob said...

What a neat trick you've remembered.

mayberry said...

I've never successfully cut up a mango! I'll try this next time. (You could really blow the kids' minds if you put the mango on a stick like the vendors in NYC!)

RookieMom Whitney said...

I learned this method from an Asian American boyfriend who informed me that he was about to school me on proper mango cutting, so I'm thinking it's usually pretty novel to those who haven't seen it.

Also, like Cathy said, on a stick is a fun treat. My kids call it mango popsicles.