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Old 09-23-2009, 03:14 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I've got a large bag of organic, red, seedless grapes at the store the other day. When we went to eat them, we found that while they were very sweet and great-tasting, the skins were thick and tough. Like leather.

These are not kid friendly. I can't peel all of them, so what can I do with them?

Any ideas? TIA!


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Make grape juice?

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Make grape juice?
What is the best way to do this w/o a juicer? Is it still do-able?

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What is the best way to do this w/o a juicer? Is it still do-able?
Throw them in the blender and liquefy, then strain through a really fine strainer or a cheesecloth.
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wash and freeze them and add them to smoothies
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we used to eat those when I was a kid.... we never ate the skins, we would sort of bite the end to open it and squeeze the inside of the grape into our mouth and discard the skin.
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I would freeze them and then eat them straight out of the freezer. The thick skins usually taste fine like that.

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Thanks for the great ideas! They will definitely get used up now!


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I've seen things done with roasted grapes, you could try that out. I most often see them cooked with meats like chicken, but sometimes as part of a salad and plain with greek yogurt or some dip or cheese sounds tasty too.
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