Sometime last year, I remembered reading about using a chopstick to pit a cherry. I tried it once and the cherry was mangled with juice leaking everywhere. I figured that there had to be an easier way and I came up with this method. All you need is a chopstick, knife, plate, and cherries.
Note: I recommend "X-ing" all the cherries first then pushing them out with the chopstick to make the process go faster.
|Mmm. The finished bowl of cherries.|
|Gather your tools: a blunt tip chopstick, knife, and plate. Don't forget your cherries!|
|Muahhaha. The victim: a ripe cherry.|
|Make a "X" with your knife on the bottom of the cherry. (NOTE: Watch your fingers! I almost nicked myself a couple of times.)|
|When you make your "X," make sure the incision goes all the way down to the pit.|
|Grip the cherry like so. Hold it firmly.|
|With the chopsticks, give a firm push through the top (where the stem used to be).|
|The pit should pop right out with minimal juice and flesh loss.|
|Sometimes pits have a hard time coming out so you'll need to help it along by digging from the bottom.|
|X marks the spot!|
|Done~ Enjoy your bowl of cherries!|