I'm sad to say that these pictures are now a week old. Bad blogger! No donut!
The first three pictures are of a snack we had one afternoon. Everyone was treated to a snack of ice and fruit (at least, I think it was fruit of some sort). We were all given our cup of ice and fruit, plus one of the small creamer things like you get with a cup of coffee. Here's what it looked like pre-cream. I think one of the guys said that the orange things are a relative of sweet potatoes, but they didn't taste similar to me. I liked the orange things and the off-white things, but the black jelly-like stuff was less to my liking.
Here it is after pouring the cream in. You pour it in and stir it up. Although it doesn't look that appetizing, it's pretty good.
Here it is all stirred up and ready to eat. It's all kind of a gray mush thanks to the black jelly stuff. Still tastes good though.
You peel off the rind before you eat it. That's a lot easier to do when it's room temp; the rind gets a lot more brittle after refrigeration. Oh well. It tastes yummy refrigerated.
More peeling, more of the litchi exposed. Trying to let y'all in on the process!
Here is our litchi all ready to eat. Yum!
After you pop your yummy snack in your mouth, this is what you have left -- the pit.
Yep, it's kind of a labor intensive fruit, but certainly no worse than, say, an orange. And quite tasty!