If you were in the US I would just tell you to get a Cuisinart. BB code is On. Welcome to Mothering! Post to Cancel. Fresh dates that have been "cured" are partially dried and will last awhile.
Perfect for parties or as an after-dinner dessert. Chopping with a knife is tedious and doesn't make the stuff small enough.
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Don't use a chopping-style knife, and use a slicing motion instead of a chopping motion. Read More. Thread Tools.
There are endless varieties of dates grown in the Middle East. You will be sorry to see the last one be chopped because you will have enjoyed the task so much. Make a space, make the time, and do it right. Set the date on a cutting board or hold the date in the palm of your hand.
Perfect Margarita 00: Turn the strips sideways and cut across them. Slice dates lengthwise and remove the pits. Sometimes it comes out pretty good.
Set the date down on the cutting board. Before you start, have a small bowl of flour nearby, and have a scant sprinkling of flour on the cutting board. Set the knife aside. I've heard that freezing them for a couple of hours makes them easier to chop.