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Test Kitchen video tip: Segmenting citrus

October 23, 2012|By Noelle Carter
  • Segmenting citrus doesn't have to be time-consuming
Segmenting citrus doesn't have to be time-consuming (Alex Broking )

I remember the first time I tried to peel the white membrane off individual orange slices. I think I was trying to make a salad, and what should have been an easy recipe seemed to take forever. I spent most of an hour painstakingly peeling the membrane off each slice using a paring knife and my fingers. It was tragic.

I can chuckle now, but little did I know then that learning to segment, or supreme, an orange isn't hard at all, and shouldn't take the day. It should only take a few minutes.

I was just demonstrating the technique to interns earlier and thought I'd share a quick step-by-step on how it's done. You can check out the video above.

If you have any kitchen tips or questions you'd like me to explore, leave a comment below or shoot me an email at noelle.carter@latimes.com.

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