Fillet Glove Tip, Plus Recipes for Potato-Pumpkin Curry Soup and Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

| 9/20/2012 4:05:59 PM

Several months ago, as I was peeling a very tiny new potato, it occurred to me, and not for the first time that week, that for some people, peeling a potato is a blood-free operation. This was the very last time I peeled myself along with a potato, because the next day I went on the hunt for a fillet glove, and eventually brought home, for the princely sum of $14, a fillet kit which included: two fillet knives that are so sharp that I will probably never use them; a knife sharpener; an acrylic cutting board; and a rubber-coated chainmail fillet glove, all in a very sturdy plastic case.

Using Fillet Glove While Peeling Potatoes 

I have not shed a drop of blood in the kitchen since, and can painlessly peel marble-sized baby potatoes, and skin and fillet even the knobbiest and most irregular fresh ginger, turmeric, and Jerusalem artichokes. I have probably saved at least $14 in bandages.

This fillet glove may be the most useful piece of kitchen equipment I have ever bought. If you have never peeled yourself with a potato peeler, grated yourself on a cheese grater, or sliced yourself along with the vegetables, you probably don't need one. If you are at all like me, however, you might want to consider acquiring a fillet glove of your very own.

Yesterday my glove and I peeled a batch of very small, very colorful potatoes, as well as a "Snack Jack" naked-seeded pumpkin. I used the potatoes and the cut-up pieces of pumpkin in a curried soup, and toasted the naked pumpkin seeds in olive oil. I managed to take a few photos of the pumpkin seeds on pan before they were toasted, but not after, because the hot, puffy, feather-light hull-less pumpkin seeds were so delicious that Walt and I devoured them all before there was time to snap a photo.

Peeling Colorful Potatoes With Fillet Glove 

J Mac
10/22/2019 2:34:17 PM

How did you peel the pumpkin seeds, or was it a shell-less variety?

Subscribe Today - Pay Now & Save 64% Off the Cover Price

50 Years of Money-Saving Tips!

Mother Earth NewsAt MOTHER EARTH NEWS for 50 years and counting, we are dedicated to conserving our planet's natural resources while helping you conserve your financial resources. You'll find tips for slashing heating bills, growing fresh, natural produce at home, and more. That's why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing through our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. By paying with a credit card, you save an additional $5 and get 6 issues of MOTHER EARTH NEWS for only $12.95 (USA only).

You may also use the Bill Me option and pay $17.95 for 6 issues.

Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
International Subscribers - Click Here
Canadian subscriptions: 1 year (includes postage & GST).

Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter flipboard

Free Product Information Classifieds Newsletters