This TikTok Hack Makes Veggies With Thick Skin Easier to Cut

Butternut squash
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Cutting thick-skinned vegetables like squash usually require a lot of energy. No matter how sharp your knife is, you always need to put more work into it than you would expect. Well, not anymore. TikToker Sidney Raz, who shares all sorts of hacks on his social media, recently revealed a simple trick that allows you to cut veggies with thick skin with ease.

According to Raz’s video, all you need to do is rock the vegetable back and forth while cutting it. That is it, that’s the trick. And it’s genius.

Using the technique, Raz easily cuts through a squash without having to put much effort into it. The motions cause the knife to apply even pressure on the skin of the veggie, allowing it to easily slide through it.

The clip received three million views and attracted thousands of comments from other TikTok users. Many were never familiar with the hack before and were impressed at how it makes cutting way easier.

“My life will forever be divided into before this knowledge and after,” one user commented.

Of course, you don’t have to use the hack exclusively for cutting veggies. The rocking principle can be applied to thick-skinned fruit and other food products that are hard to cut.