The Quickest Way to Hull a Strawberry
Here's the scenario: you open up a pint of peak-season strawberries. Your eagerness gets the best of you, and you start slicing off the top half of each berry to get rid of that furry green cap (along with a good chunk of valuable berry). Waste not, want not: there's a better, easier way to prep strawberries and get the most out of them. Better yet, you don’t even need a knife.
Hulling a strawberry is the process of removing the core and green cap from the berry. Usually this is done with a skilled hand and a paring knife. But! You can also accomplish this with a straw from your junk drawer. Word to the wise: this method leaves a hole in the strawberry, but you’re probably just going to snack on them or serve them with a big swirl of whipped cream on top so image isn’t the most important thing.
Here’s how to do it: Get out a straw. Insert the unbent straw into the bottom of the berry, and push straight through until the straw pops out the other end and takes off the cap.
Bam. One step. Done. Repeat with as many strawberries as you want to get that early-summer fix.