My kids love mangoes. And their favorite way to eat them? Cut into mango porcupines. Learn how to cut mango porcupines with this easy tutorial.
How to Make Mango Porcupines
Funny thing about mangoes. For some reason they can cause quite a few fights at my house. Who knew mangoes could cause such a stir? I finally starting buying four at a time every time I buy them so the each of my four kids gets his or her own. The thought is, if they each have their own, we won’t have problems arise. But we still have problems, wouldn’t you know. For some reason, everyone wants to argue about who gets which part of the mango.
I don’t even really like mangoes, so the hullabaloo over mangoes is so strange to me! Since my kids love them and they’re on the Clean 15 List, I happily buy them when they cost 99 cents or less, which they often do this time of year. Even though my kids are older now, they still love them cut up so they look like porcupines. Here’s how to make your own mango porcupine!
After you’ve washed the mango, cut it into thirds. This is the only tricky part because there’s a great big seed in the middle and I’m never quite sure where that sucker is hidden. But if you hold your mango just so, you can tell to slice it longways instead of short ways. Cutting it longways will yield the nicest sides for making porcupines.
Then, score the two seedless halves:
And flip them inside out pushing up with your thumbs. When the kid are finished eating them, this is what you’ll have left:
Don’t forget to give someone the third section with the seed. My kids love cleaning off that piece, too.
What do you think of mangoes? Love them or hate them? Do you have a favorite way to eating them? My kids also love frozen mango chunks as much as fresh mango. They add them to smoothies and eat them by the handful!
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