Who cuts vegetables against their thumb?

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by KenK, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. KenK

    KenK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2011
    Georgia
    I have to remind myself sometimes that it really is the fastest and best way for some things.
     
  2. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    I do. Two years ago I cut the tip of my ring finger off cutting corn on the cob so I switched lol.
     
  3. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep, certain veggies.
     
  4. caspernc

    caspernc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    fung shway(SP) You are always supposed to cut towards your body and you will not get hurt. [​IMG] Been around for a LONG time, and I do this and I never get cut unless I don't do it! [​IMG]
     
  5. arabianequine

    arabianequine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I always heard to cut away from your body. So you don't cut your stomach or?
     
  6. Kudzu

    Kudzu Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. BettyR

    BettyR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I always use a cutting board...My son sharpens my knives on a belt grinder and keeps them scalpel sharp. If I tried that I wouldn't have any flesh left on my thumb.

    He doesn't sharpen my steak knives so in a pinch I could use one for that.
     
  8. MeatKing

    MeatKing Chillin' With My Peeps

    always with the cutting bored.. Never towards me... But I am sure all my knives are "'Right Handed Knives" Since I"m left handed, I try to get hubbie to do most cutting up [​IMG]
     
  9. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    Me...always have and never use a vegetable peeler either. Sometimes I cut myself merely because I have cut a groove deeper and deeper into my thumb and finally hit a soft spot past my callous.
     
  10. KenK

    KenK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2011
    Georgia
    I keep all my kitchen knives sharp enough to shave and the only cuts I've ever had, more than a minor nick here and there, were with a vegetable peeler and a grater. In both cases I took off most of a thumb nail and a lot of the goody underneath. Makes me queasy thinking about it now.
     

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