Monday, June 8, 2009

How to quickly peel, cut, and cube a watermelon


Many years ago my husband and I were working on an activities committee for our church and we were in charge of the annual fourth of July breakfast. Also on the committee were a couple of retired women who had been school cooks. One of them taught us this handy way to cut melons. It is so quick and efficient and makes it a snap.
First, cut the watermelon in half (not lengthwise).
Place the heart of the watermelon down on the cutting board and slice off the very top slice.
Then, starting from the first cut, proceed to cut down, cutting off strips as you go.

After you have removed the rind, slice the watermelon (horizontally) into several rounds.

Then, slice several times vertically until your cubes are the appropriate size.

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Place the serving bowl upside down on the cutting board, and rapidly invert.

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