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  1. #1
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

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    What the best/easiest way to remove the membrane from individual orange
    segments?

    TIA


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    Goomba Guest

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    Wayne Boatwright wrote:
    > What the best/easiest way to remove the membrane from individual orange
    > segments?
    >
    > TIA
    >

    I have this wonderful Henkles curved paring knife that will work wonders
    on something like that. That said, you do have to be a tad ruthless at
    times to actually cut it away rather than just try to peel it off. I
    think the end results are nicer looking when you slice it off.
    Goomba

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    silverbeetle@net1plus.[email protected] Guest

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    On Jan 15, 3:58 pm, Wayne Boatwright <wayneboatwri...@geemail.com>
    wrote:
    > What the best/easiest way to remove the membrane from individual orange
    > segments?
    >
    > TIA


    If the orange is still whole, get a sharp thin knife. Slice the top
    and bottom off, then stand on one end and slice the skin and pith off
    top to bottom, all the way around. Then, holding the orange guts :-)
    in your hand, slice each section out by slicing next to the membrane
    on each side.

    Not appreciably slower than peeling it by hand and pulling the
    sections apart.

    Works for grapefruit too, obviously.

    If your orange is already in sections, save it for something else and
    go get one that's still whole :-)

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    Silvar Beitel

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    Tracy Guest

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    Wayne Boatwright wrote:
    > What the best/easiest way to remove the membrane from individual orange
    > segments?
    >
    > TIA
    >
    >


    You reminded me of someone I know who likes to eat the rind of an
    orange. At lunch she would painstakingly remove the outer zest with a
    knife, then she would remove the white part in one big curlicue and eat
    it. Yuck. She also ate the orange. One of the strangest things I've seen
    someone eat.

    If I need nice pretty orange segments, I cut the top and bottom off then
    slice away the peel along the sides. Using a paring knife, cut each
    segment away from the inner membrane.


    -Tracy

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    Sheldon Guest

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    Goomba wrote:
    > Wayne Boatwright wrote:
    > > What the best/easiest way to remove the membrane from
    > > individual orange segments?

    >
    > I have this wonderful Henkles curved paring knife that will work
    > wonders on something like that. That said, you do have to be
    > a tad ruthless at times to actually cut it away rather than just
    > try to peel it off. I think the end results are nicer looking when
    > you slice it off.


    This is better than any Henkles: http://tinyurl.com/8dnolf







  6. #6
    Sheldon Guest

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    Duh'Weenie wrote:
    >
    > What the best/easiest way to remove the membrane
    > from individual orange segments?


    A juicer of course, you idiot... if you had any intellect at all you'd
    have asked how to remove the individual segments from the membrane.



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    Gloria P Guest

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    Wayne Boatwright wrote:
    > What the best/easiest way to remove the membrane from individual orange
    > segments?
    >
    > TIA
    >
    >



    Just for your own eating, or for something showy that will be eaten by
    other people?

    gloria p

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    Wayne Boatwright Guest

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    On Thu 15 Jan 2009 03:02:02p, Gloria P told us...

    > Wayne Boatwright wrote:
    >> What the best/easiest way to remove the membrane from individual orange
    >> segments?
    >>
    >> TIA
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
    > Just for your own eating, or for something showy that will be eaten by
    > other people?
    >
    > gloria p
    >


    For presentation. If I'm just eating an orange, I peel it, but I don't
    mind eating the membrane surrounding each section.

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    Wayne Boatwright Guest

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    On Thu 15 Jan 2009 02:39:20p, Goomba told us...

    > Wayne Boatwright wrote:
    >> What the best/easiest way to remove the membrane from individual orange
    >> segments?
    >>
    >> TIA
    >>

    > I have this wonderful Henkles curved paring knife that will work wonders
    > on something like that. That said, you do have to be a tad ruthless at
    > times to actually cut it away rather than just try to peel it off. I
    > think the end results are nicer looking when you slice it off.
    > Goomba


    I guess one must cut away more than I would have expected.

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    Wayne Boatwright Guest

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    On Thu 15 Jan 2009 02:41:59p, told us...

    > On Jan 15, 3:58 pm, Wayne Boatwright <wayneboatwri...@geemail.com>
    > wrote:
    >> What the best/easiest way to remove the membrane from individual orange
    >> segments?
    >>
    >> TIA

    >
    > If the orange is still whole, get a sharp thin knife. Slice the top
    > and bottom off, then stand on one end and slice the skin and pith off
    > top to bottom, all the way around. Then, holding the orange guts :-)
    > in your hand, slice each section out by slicing next to the membrane
    > on each side.
    >

    Sounds like a good method. Thanks!

    > Not appreciably slower than peeling it by hand and pulling the
    > sections apart.
    >
    > Works for grapefruit too, obviously.
    >
    > If your orange is already in sections, save it for something else and
    > go get one that's still whole :-)


    Right.

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    Wayne Boatwright Guest

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    On Thu 15 Jan 2009 02:48:14p, Tracy told us...

    > Wayne Boatwright wrote:
    >> What the best/easiest way to remove the membrane from individual orange
    >> segments?
    >>
    >> TIA
    >>
    >>

    >
    > You reminded me of someone I know who likes to eat the rind of an
    > orange. At lunch she would painstakingly remove the outer zest with a
    > knife, then she would remove the white part in one big curlicue and eat
    > it. Yuck. She also ate the orange. One of the strangest things I've seen
    > someone eat.


    I don't eat the peel or pith, but I don't mind eating the membrane on the
    individual segments.

    > If I need nice pretty orange segments, I cut the top and bottom off then
    > slice away the peel along the sides. Using a paring knife, cut each
    > segment away from the inner membrane.


    You're the second to suggest this method. Sounds like the best way to do.
    I would only want to do this for presentation in desserts or salads.

    Thanks!


    > -Tracy




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    Goomba Guest

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    Sheldon wrote:

    >
    > This is better than any Henkles: http://tinyurl.com/8dnolf


    ohmygawd. Only you, Shel, would have known on that website!! LOL

    Back to my lovely paring knife- I have never seen one for sale here in
    the US with this great inwardly curved blade. I bought this in Germany
    years ago and it "sits" in my hand just perfectly to slice with.

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    Christine Dabney Guest

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    On Thu, 15 Jan 2009 17:23:40 -0500, Goomba <Goomba3[email protected]>
    wrote:
    >Back to my lovely paring knife- I have never seen one for sale here in
    >the US with this great inwardly curved blade. I bought this in Germany
    >years ago and it "sits" in my hand just perfectly to slice with.


    I have seen them at various places, and in fact had a set with a knife
    like that. I have since lost it, and am now searching for another
    set. I think I found mine at Williams-Sonoma years ago.

    I forget what kind of blade that one is called though.

    Christine
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    Bob Terwilliger Guest

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    Christine replied to Goomba:

    >> Back to my lovely paring knife- I have never seen one for sale here in
    >> the US with this great inwardly curved blade. I bought this in Germany
    >> years ago and it "sits" in my hand just perfectly to slice with.

    >
    > I have seen them at various places, and in fact had a set with a knife
    > like that. I have since lost it, and am now searching for another
    > set. I think I found mine at Williams-Sonoma years ago.
    >
    > I forget what kind of blade that one is called though.


    Do you mean a bird's beak knife?

    http://www.amazon.com/Shun-Classic-2.../dp/B0000Y7KMW


    Bob




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    Christine Dabney Guest

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    On Thu, 15 Jan 2009 14:36:58 -0800, "Bob Terwilliger"
    <virtualgoth@die_spammer.biz> wrote:

    >Christine replied to Goomba:


    >> I have seen them at various places, and in fact had a set with a knife
    >> like that. I have since lost it, and am now searching for another
    >> set. I think I found mine at Williams-Sonoma years ago.
    >>
    >> I forget what kind of blade that one is called though.

    >
    >Do you mean a bird's beak knife?
    >
    >http://www.amazon.com/Shun-Classic-2.../dp/B0000Y7KMW


    Yes, that is it. There was another one, that I thought was called a
    birds beak, but I guess I was wrong.

    Christine
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    Goomba Guest

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    Christine Dabney wrote:
    > On Thu, 15 Jan 2009 17:23:40 -0500, Goomba <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >> Back to my lovely paring knife- I have never seen one for sale here in
    >> the US with this great inwardly curved blade. I bought this in Germany
    >> years ago and it "sits" in my hand just perfectly to slice with.

    >
    > I have seen them at various places, and in fact had a set with a knife
    > like that. I have since lost it, and am now searching for another
    > set. I think I found mine at Williams-Sonoma years ago.
    >
    > I forget what kind of blade that one is called though.
    >
    > Christine


    These were all purchased individually, and if I could find another one
    like this I would scarf it up. I've never seen one, and don't see it
    even in Henkles stock. If you find one, please share your source.
    It is a great knife for slicing things in your hand such as a peach.

  17. #17
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

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    On Thu 15 Jan 2009 03:23:40p, Goomba told us...

    > Sheldon wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> This is better than any Henkles: http://tinyurl.com/8dnolf

    >
    > ohmygawd. Only you, Shel, would have known on that website!! LOL


    A bit pricy to peel an orange. :-) Of course, Sheldon would not about it.
    He's a DIY guy!

    > Back to my lovely paring knife- I have never seen one for sale here in
    > the US with this great inwardly curved blade. I bought this in Germany
    > years ago and it "sits" in my hand just perfectly to slice with.
    >


    Well, that doesn't help me much, Goomba.

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    Wayne Boatwright Guest

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    On Thu 15 Jan 2009 03:26:46p, Christine Dabney told us...

    > On Thu, 15 Jan 2009 17:23:40 -0500, Goomba <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >>Back to my lovely paring knife- I have never seen one for sale here in
    >>the US with this great inwardly curved blade. I bought this in Germany
    >>years ago and it "sits" in my hand just perfectly to slice with.

    >
    > I have seen them at various places, and in fact had a set with a knife
    > like that. I have since lost it, and am now searching for another
    > set. I think I found mine at Williams-Sonoma years ago.
    >
    > I forget what kind of blade that one is called though.
    >
    > Christine


    I have a terrific grapefruit knife that would also work with oranges, but
    that would mean the orange would have to be cut in half and then I would
    end up with half segments.

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    Wayne Boatwright Guest

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    On Thu 15 Jan 2009 03:36:58p, Bob Terwilliger told us...

    > Christine replied to Goomba:
    >
    >>> Back to my lovely paring knife- I have never seen one for sale here in
    >>> the US with this great inwardly curved blade. I bought this in Germany
    >>> years ago and it "sits" in my hand just perfectly to slice with.

    >>
    >> I have seen them at various places, and in fact had a set with a knife
    >> like that. I have since lost it, and am now searching for another
    >> set. I think I found mine at Williams-Sonoma years ago.
    >>
    >> I forget what kind of blade that one is called though.

    >
    > Do you mean a bird's beak knife?
    >
    > http://www.amazon.com/Shun-Classic-2.../dp/B0000Y7KMW
    >
    >
    > Bob


    Nice knife, Bob, but a bit pricy to just peel an orange. :-)



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    Goomba Guest

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    Bob Terwilliger wrote:

    > Do you mean a bird's beak knife?
    >
    > http://www.amazon.com/Shun-Classic-2.../dp/B0000Y7KMW
    >
    >
    > Bob


    Yes! It is almost identical to that, just slightly more curved
    downward/inward on mine I think?
    Its a great knife. Have you used one? I never heard that name for the
    shape before.
    Goomba

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