How To Cut Lemon Wedges
How To Cut Lemon Wedges


Step

1

Be sure to remove any stickers from the lemon.

How To Cut Lemon Wedges

Step
2
Rinse the lemon under cold water...

How To Cut Lemon Wedges

Step
3

...and dry it off.

How To Cut Lemon Wedges
Step

4
Using the palm of your hand, press down on the lemon and roll the lemon against the cutting board. This will help the lemon to release its juices.

How To Cut Lemon Wedges

Step
5
Cut off one end of the lemon...

How To Cut Lemon Wedges
Step

6
...and then cut off the other end. You only need to cut off a little so the lemon wedges will have clean edges.

How To Cut Lemon Wedges

Step
7

Stand the lemon on one of its flat, cut sides. (This will keep it from wobbling.)

How To Cut Lemon Wedges
Step

8
And cut the lemon in half.

How To Cut Lemon Wedges
Step
9
Place 1 of the lemon halves cut side-down on the cutting board. Cut in half lengthwise. Repeat with the remaining lemon half.

How To Cut Lemon Wedges

Step

10
Cutting on an angle, cut each of the lemon quarters into 2 wedges.

How To Cut Lemon Wedges

Step
11
With the lemon wedge on its side, carefully cut off the very edge of the wedge.

How To Cut Lemon Wedges

Step
12
This will remove most of the seeds and make the lemon wedges look clean and pretty. Repeat with remaining lemon wedges.

How To Cut Lemon Wedges

Step
13
That's it! Your lemon wedges are now ready to use.
Notes:
Store lemon wedges in a plastic bag or container, or in a bowl covered with plastic wrap, and refrigerate. Lemon wedges should keep for at least a week.

Squeeze into cocktails, tea, and other beverages, or mix into dressings and sauces. Serve alongside fish, vegetables, chicken, salads, or anywhere you may want to add some acidity.
 

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