Monday, June 23, 2008

Simply Cutting Watermelon

I came across this video from a link on Like Merchant Ships a while back. Meridith's blog is one of my favorites! I thought the video's instructions for cutting melons was interesting, but wouldn't work. I often dread cutting fresh things because I'm lazy that way and it makes such a mess. I decided to try cutting a watermelon this way, just to see how it would work. This is how...

First cut the ends off and set the watermelon on one end. I tried a couple of different knives to see which one cut through the easiest.
Then I continued to cut off all the rind.
I was surprised how easy and how fast this went and how little waste there was of the actual fruit.
Another good thing I noticed was that very little juice was lost until I started cutting into chunks. This made for a much easier clean-up compared to my usual method.
This was a perfectly ripe melon and we enjoyed it very much. I will dread this chore less now!
Be sure to read more great tips at Tammy's Recipes for Kitchen Tip Tuesday.


Mrs. Mordecai said...


Debra said...

Thanks for sharing. I'll have to check the video.

Lynn said...

I saw this same post. I have been using the same trick and it works great for all melons. Thanks!