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Oct 5, 2009 06:25 PM

ISO shredded green papaya

I'm looking for green papaya that's already shredded. I've seen green papaya in Asian groceries near me but I'm afraid of peeling them. I kinda like the use of my limbs so I'm afraid of using a knife to get the hard rind off the papaya. Isn't the inside somewhat slippery too?

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  1. battambang market on church street in lowell occasionally has shredded green papaya

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    1. re: galangatron

      i see it there a lot, but never in chinatown markets.

      there is also a special gizmo just for doing this.

      1. re: hotoynoodle

        The special gizmo would be the Kom Kom Miracle Knife..
        I have one, but I usually end up doing it on my mandoline...

    2. Chop the papaya in half, and spoon out the seeds. Then use a potato peeler to take off the skin and from there you can basically just grate the papaya with a cheese grater or food processor. Better yet, buy a zig-zag peeler from anywhere.

      I've done both for making papaya salads and they work perfectly.

      1. Thanks all for the suggestions. I'm a little bit far from Lowell but I'll check out Battambang if I find myself in the area. I was wondering how slippery green papaya is; my mother had several close scrapes with her knife while trying to peel green papaya before. I have a peeler I can use so that should be a lot safer even if the fruit were to slip.