Slicing strawberries for cakes, pies or other desserts can seem like a tedious chore that leaves your fingers stained pink. Here’s a simple tip using a common kitchen gadget you probably . . .
Before slicing the berries, you’ll want to remove the hull (or calyx), which is the green leafy top of the berry. There are several ways to do this, you can use a small sharp knife and cut in a circular motion, or use even poke a straw through the bottom of the berry out the top!
Once the hull has been removed, place the strawberry in the egg slicer, gently press down. This does not work on strawberries that have been refrigerated, under-ripe, or frozen, as it will break your egg slicer. This works best on ripe berries that are room temperature.
To Dice strawberries easily, slice them in one direction (see above) pick up the entire strawberry, rotate it 180 degrees and slice it again. Voila- easy diced strawberries!
While this works in a pinch for a few berries, if you’re going to be slicing a large number of strawberries, you might want to consider getting a handheld stainless steel strawberry slicer. They also work wonderfully on olives, mushrooms, and grapes.