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How to pit an avocado

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How to pit an avocado

Removing the pit from a perfectly ripe avocado can be tricky. You can use a spoon to dislodge the pit once the avocado is halved, but you will lose some of the flesh along with the pit. Here is a method to neatly remove the pit, as well as some of the simple safety precautions to take so you don't hurt yourself in the process. 1. Secure avocado with one hand and carefully cut in half lengthwise around the pit. 2. Use your hands to twist the avocado and pry it open. 3. Hold the half with the pit using a tea towel to protect your hand and carefully strike the pit using a sharp chef's knife. 4. Twist the knife to dislodge the pit and remove it from the avocado. 5. Use the edge of a work surface or a garbage can and tap to safely detach the pit from the knife. Photography by Jennifer Bartoli  
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