What does it mean Ash, Dry, Hull???

what does it mean to "ash, hull, dry?"

charles
  • Posted by: charles
  • August 23, 2021
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702551 August 24, 2021
This is simply yet one of the countless poorly proofed recipes on the Internet, not something specific to Food52.

It is "[W]ash, dry, and hull." Wash the strawberries and dry them. The verb hull is describes the action of removing the fibrous center. Feel free to consult YouTube (just search for "prep strawberries") for further guidance.

Best of luck.
 
AntoniaJames August 24, 2021
Yes, but isn’t it nice that people who don’t understand an instruction or ingredient in a recipe, for whatever reason, can come here for clarification?

I might add about hulling the strawberries, that for a dish like this, I would not bother getting rid of the core of the strawberry. I would simply use a paring knife to pull off the green leaves and the hardest spot in the center where the leaves attach. You can actually buy a little tool for hulling strawberries, but I have found using one that it slows me down, so it isn’t worth the trouble. Except in the case of a fancy dessert, where the strawberries are cut, and appearances really matter, I simply don’t bother. ;o)
 
Nancy August 24, 2021
Agree.
But for a just a moment I wondered if it was a new technique being recommended...like a quick-fire dehydrating or something.
 
charles August 28, 2021
Actually I more blame myself and tired reading. The next day when I read what I wrote and the simple (w)ash confusion, I felt more like an idiot than blamed the author's proofreading.
 
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