My friend Jasper witnessed this horrific scene one day while I was preparing dinner. He took the avocado from my hand and showed me this little dandy of a trick. Another "duh!" moment in my cooking life.
How to: Pit an Avocado
First, slice the avocado lengthwise. Twist the two halves in opposite directions and then pull them apart. You will have two lovely halves.
Now comes the fun part. Take a knife and smack it into the center of that avocado pit, like so:
Once you have the knife firmly in the center of the pit, give the knife a turn:
The turn is enough to remove the pit from its stronghold and you can easily lift the knife and pull the avocado pit out. Hooray! You have two beautiful avocado halves!
I'll share my guacamole recipe with you soon. My husband drools over this and says nobody makes it as good as me. Thanks darlin', not that you're prejudiced or anything, but I happen to think its pretty darn good too! Stay tuned...