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Old 07-18-2011, 10:33 AM   #1
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Easy Strawberry Huller

Easy Strawberry Huller


My Mother showed us how to easily hull strawberries. First wash the strawberries leaving the stem attached. Then with a stiff straw like the ones from McDonalds hold the strawberry and at the center of the rounded end push the straw up through the strawberry. It cleanly pulls the hull and the stem out perfectly. It is very easy too.
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Old 07-18-2011, 10:38 AM   #2
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That's so cool . You have a great and inventive MOM. Way cool. I'm going to use this technique. I have strawberries im my garden turning red now. Thanks
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Old 07-18-2011, 10:40 AM   #3
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That's so cool . You have a great and inventive MOM. Way cool. I'm going to use this technique. I have strawberries im my garden turning red now. Thanks
Found the best straws at Aldi's. Says on the box heavy duty extra wide. They work great.
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that is great to know...I ended up slicing the tops off yesterday and lost some fruit that way!!! Thanks!!!
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Old 07-19-2011, 09:31 AM   #5
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This is just too cool! Thank your Mom for me!!
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Old 07-19-2011, 04:25 PM   #6
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Oh, wow, that's great! And so simple. Thanks!
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Old 07-19-2011, 04:26 PM   #7
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Very cool! Will be handy in the summer!
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No more sore thumbnails and pink fingers Thanks for the info.
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Old 07-19-2011, 07:59 PM   #9
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Worked great. Thanks for the idea.
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:09 PM   #10
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hahaha... that rocks!
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:42 AM   #11
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Thought I would bump this for the new people who may have never seen this.
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I use this way to do the strawberries now. I'm so glad your mom taught us this.And I have taught many people using this method. Thanks Anita's mom.
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What a great idea! Thanks Mom.

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That's a great idea, but don't you lose part of the strawberry?

I saw a tip recently in Cooks suggesting using a serrated grapefruit spoon to hull the tops. Works a whole lot better than using a paring knife.
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that is great to know...I ended up slicing the tops off yesterday and lost some fruit that way!!! Thanks!!!
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That's a great idea, but don't you lose part of the strawberry?

I saw a tip recently in Cooks suggesting using a serrated grapefruit spoon to hull the tops. Works a whole lot better than using a paring knife.
That's what I thought when I saw it Bar10der!! Fourstubbs said she lost some of her fruit with the knife, but I think I'd lose a LOT more using the straw method than when I use a knife!! I have a cute little "device" (looks like a strawberry, hence the cute) that "snips" the tops off, but I always end up putting it down & using my paring knife. It's just easier. the way I cut them, I usually lose very little fruit (unless it is green & I cut it off on purpose).
I'd seen this before, and thought the same thing, loose to much of the strawberry! To each his/her own!!!
Don't have a grapefruit spoon, but think I'd still prefer the knife.
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:54 PM   #17
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I agree, you lose way too much strawberry that way, especially on the nice small sweeter ones! I just use a very small knife and cut a small circle that comes to a point at the base of the stem/hull, no problem.
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Just hulled a pint of strawberries using a straw. the core that the straw cut out was very tiny--and it was only the inner white core. It worked like a charm and wasted less that I would have with my tiny paring knife.
Great technique!
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Old 05-05-2013, 05:13 PM   #19
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Well I am going to have to try it then!
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