How to Cut a Perfect Watermelon
One of my very favorite things about summertime is watermelon. There isn’t a single bad thing about it, particularly now that seedless watermelon is everywhere you go. But I hate cutting them up. Well, hated. Last summer my sister-in-law showed me a beyond brilliant and easy way to chop up that huge block of red deliciousness. I can now cut up a watermelon into impressive uniform size chunks in less than half the time. So, just in time for this weekend’s BBQ here’s a little watermelon how-to.
Make sure you’ve got a big sharp knife. And then keep your fingers away from it. First cut that big guy in half and then trim off the end.
Start slicing off chunks of watermelon rind at an angle, following the curve of the melon.
You’ll end up with something that looks like this.
Then go around the melon again, trimming off the rest of the rind and any biggish white spots.
Throw all of this stuff away, or toss it in your compost pile/box/bag/whatever.
Starting from one end slice all the way from top to bottom to make big slices about an inch thick.
Turn your melon 90 degrees and make another 1 inch slice. Then lay that new slice down on your cutting board and chop it up into 1 inch pieces.
Scoop up all those evenly diced pieces and dump them in a bowl. Repeat the last two steps until your melon is all cut up.
Now doesn’t that look delicious! Enjoy! Happy Weekend everyone!