What with it being summer and all, here’s a good skill to have when you buy a watermelon for a recipe/garden party and then stare at it, noticing that it seems a lot bigger now than when you put it in the cart at the grocery store.
YOU WILL NEED:
Big buncha paper towels. You’ll also want to have a pretty large bowl handy for serving/refrigerating.
WHAT TO DO:
Hack it into 2 halves.
Turn the halves over, flat-side-down, and start peeling away the pithy green/white parts.
Don’t worry if your slices seem thick- there’s almost 2 inches of the inedible stuff before you get to the tasty red part.
Continue until the watermelon looks like something out of Super Mario, and is wearing a stylish green hat.
Turn it sideways, and slice away the rest of the greeny-whitey bits.
NOW WE GET TO DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN. YAAAAAAAAY.
This is the point where I just wanted to pick it up and eat it. It’s also where things start to get a bit messy…
Chop it up into slices, about 1 to 2 inches thick.
Chop the flat slices into little spears…
…and then cubes! This is where the paper towels come in handy. Be extra careful while cutting, since the board/counter can get slippery from all the juices.
This takes a bit of time, and seems endless. Pictured here is ONE FOURTH of the watermelon (and this is not a small cutting board)!
Woohoo! Ready for summertime tastiness.