No sooner had I started moderating the comments on my previous post for Prickly Pear Chutney when I realised that I had not included a picture of what a prickly pear looks like and then there were a couple of you who asked… sorry about that. Today I show you what prickly pears looks like and how I peel them. The reason I use a knife and fork is because the skin of prickly pears (even though they should be scraped off when you purchase them) have very fine hair like thorns that really hurt when they get into your skin and are so fine that you battle to get them out. Not fun.
These shots are not particularly good, they are however self explanatory on how to peel a prickly pear.
Et voila, a peeled and ready to be eaten delicious and very moreish prickly pear.