Learning how to cut a bell pepper is easy! Do it the right way to make sure you’re safe and to make sure that you get as much of the pepper as possible.
Did you know that there are right ways and wrong ways to cut a bell pepper? Crazy Right? With so many side lumps and seeds and an internal core, it’s easy to fall into a rhythm of cutting a bell pepper however you want.
But, when you know how to cut a bell pepper right, you can easily cut bell peppers into strips for fajitas or stirfry.
How to cut a bell pepper
- Cutting a bell pepper is actually pretty easy.
- Simply wash it and then place it on a cutting board.
- Remove the top stem by cutting straight across the top so that it has a nice flat surface.
- Now flip it over. Top-down and bottoms up.
- Work your knife from the bottom of the bell pepper to the top, arching with the curves along the sides of the bell pepper.
- Repeat this until the pepper it cut all of the ways around the ribs and the seeds.
- If needed, trim the bottom off of the bell pepper.
A lot of delicious meals use bell peppers as an ingredient.
Bell peppers bring a new flavor profile to the dishes that they enter. Bell peppers themselves are not spicy. In fact, they’re pretty sweet. As they are cooked, they become even sweeter.
The seeds of bell pepper are where all of the spicy heat is hiding. So if you don’t want your dish to get taken up a notch, make sure that when you finish cutting your bell pepper, that you rinse it really well. Yes, this means rinsing it before and after cutting it, which is pretty weird-but necessary.
So now that you know how to cut bell pepper properly enjoy your delicious meals. Don’t forget to check out this recipe if you’re now craving some delicious steak fajitas.
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