Today I want to share with you the most basic of kitchen basics, how I slice an apple without an apple slicer and only a knife. This is as basic as it gets, but maybe you had not thought of it before. You don't need an apple wedger. Frankly, I find them to be annoying and the slices are always too big and the core is not ever in the same place anyway and you end up with a mess. Especially if your apple is a little soft. So I am going to show you how I do it!
Think of your apple as a cube instead of a sphere. Then slice of one side close to the core and then turn it and do the same on the other side. Then cut off the bits left on either side of the other two sides. Are yo still with me? You should have the core left. I should look like a rectangle. You can discard this, use it for your livestock or put it in your compost. There is very little waste this way.
Now you can lay the large pieces down flat and slice them as thick or as thin as you like. This makes things nice and easy for packing lunches, making pies or crisps or slicing up apples to serve with caramel dip! Nice even slices and you control the thickness.
This is also a great way to speed slice apples. Last year I showed someone how to do apples this way and she said the would never do it another way again. I learned this technique from a pastry chef at a five star restaurant in Arizona. Sometimes it's the little things that make the biggest difference!
I hope you give slicing apples like this a try and I hope you love it!
Rada Cooks Knife: http://amzn.to/2dgrHCY
You can see how I did this in my YouTube video here: