The Best Way to Cut Up a Watermelon
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- Place the watermelon on a cutting board with deep grooves to catch the juice, like this turkey carving board. Cut the watermelon in half with a big, heavy chef’s knife. It should split easily.
- Turn one half face down and make sure it is firm and secure on the cutting board. Carefully shave off the rind, taking as little of the red flesh as possible.
- You should be left with a watermelon cone, like the one pictured above. Lop off the last bit of rind on the end.
- Now you have a block of watermelon you can carve up into slices, then into even cubes.
- Toss all the cubes into a bowl, refrigerate, and enjoy! Repeat with other half, if you wish.
Is this how you cut up a watermelon? Or do you have a better method? Do share!
See all that juice? That’s why it’s helpful to use a deep, grooved cutting board.
This same method, demonstrated on a cantaloupe: Tip: Peel Summer Melons Like Winter Squash
(Images: Faith Durand)
Published: Aug 22, 2012