Fresh mango being peeled off
How To Use A Drinking Glass To Peel A Mango
By Aimee Lamoureux
Mangoes are covered with tough, bitter skin that can be a pain to peel, but that doesn't mean you have to spend more for pre-sliced mangos or pricey mango peelers. As it turns out, you only need a knife and a regular old drinking glass to peel your mango in seconds.
Start by using a knife to slice the mango in half, and then position one half against the lip of the glass until its edge comes between the skin and the flesh of the fruit. Hold the glass steady, gently applying pressure on the mango.
As you push the mango down, the edge of the glass peels off the skin, and the peeled mango lands cleanly inside the water glass. If you don’t want to risk damaging your glassware, you can also peel the skin off with a vegetable peeler or cut it in half and slice the exposed flesh crosswise into cubes, scooping them out with a spoon.