If you love fresh lemon juice on your fish or in your water, then you need to know how to cut lemon wedges like a pro. Check out this quick tutorial.
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Lemons are a versatile fruit that can be used in sweet or savory dishes, or simply enjoyed on their own. While whole lemons can be stored for weeks in the fridge, once they’re cut, they’ll start to dry out and lose their flavor. That’s why it’s important to know how to properly cut lemon wedges so that you can enjoy them at their peak.
With just a few simple steps, you’ll be cutting lemon wedges like a pro in no time!
What You Need
All you need to cut lemon wedges like a pro is a sharp knife and a cutting board. You might also want a small bowl to catch any juice that escapes from the lemon as you cut it.
Here’s a quick overview of how to cut lemon wedges:
1. Cut the lemon in half width-wise, using a sharp knife. If the lemon is too round to sit flat on your cutting board, cut off one end so it will sit securely.
2. Slice each half of the lemon into four equal wedges.
3. To loosen the wedges from the core, insert the knife blade between the flesh of the wedge and the core, and then twist the wedge to release it from the core. If any juice escapes from the lemon, catch it in a bowl beneath your cutting board.
4. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
Start by cutting off one end of the lemon so you have a flat surface to work with. Stand the lemon up on this end and slice it in half from top to bottom. Now take each half and cut it in half, and then each of those halves in half again. You should now have 8 wedges.
To remove the seeds, hold a wedge in your fingers over a small bowl or cup and gently squeeze the lemon while twisting it. The seeds should fall right out. If any are stubborn, you can use a small paring knife to remove them.
Now your lemon wedges are ready for cocktails, seafood, or whatever else you have planned!
Now that you know how to cut lemon wedges like a pro, you can enjoy all of your favorite lemon- flavored drinks and snacks with perfectly sized wedges. So go ahead and show off your skills the next time you have friends or family over. They’ll be impressed, and you’ll get to enjoy the delicious taste of fresh lemon.