Does everyone own a paring knife? It is one of the kitchen tools that you should own. A paring knife is one of the smallest knives in your kitchen and I use it for everything from taking the centers out of strawberries to slicing garlic.

Please be careful when using your paring knife, just because it is small doesn’t mean it can’t cut you! Many people use paring knives as a peeler, like if you are peeling off the skin of an orange.  One small slip and watch out!  Just be careful;)

Here are some uses that I use my paring knife for. If you haven’t used your paring knife in a while, get it out and start cooking.

Paring Knife Uses:
1. Slicing bananas for my cereal in the morning
2. Trimming off any excess “junk” from chicken
3. Opening up packages of hamburger or other meats from the grocery store (the ones in the styrofoam holders- not the lunch meat kind).
4. Cutting through my sections of grapefruit so every segment comes out perfectly!
5. Slicing the exact amount of butter for any recipe

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