How to cut a watermelon


Food / Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

Confession: I love watermelon, and I love to cut it up.

Ideally, I like to eat it in gorgeous triangles off the rind. But that’s not always practical, such as when adding watermelon to a bowl of other fruit, or when transporting large amounts of it to a picnic, or when wanting to eat it without juice running down your elbows. Little times like that.

So I also like bite-sized pieces, all ready to go. Here’s a simple method that I’ve had fun creating and playing with, in which the rind itself becomes the cutting board for watermelon cubes.

Plus it’s fun to dump the pieces out.

Plus it’s fast.

Plus I get to work with video, and with my son. Hehee.

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Wendy
2 years ago

That is my favorite way to cut watermelon as well. It works well for little hands too!

Sherri
2 years ago

Where has this been all my life?? We might just have watermelon more often now!! Thanks ?

Mom Coblentz
2 years ago

The best part is your giggle when a few cubes missed the bowl!!??

Admin
2 years ago

I like the cameo appearance by the watermelon inspector.

Kim Z
2 years ago

I love your videos!!! ❤️ My favorite part is that whack at the beginning. ?? Any ideas on choosing a nice crunchy watermelon? I always seem to get the mushy/sandy watermelons. ? I’m one of those odd people that you see knocking on watermelons at the store, but actually haven’t a clue what I’m doing.

Sherilyn Miller
2 years ago
Reply to  Kim Z

Actually, your best bet with a store bought watermelon is to find one with a very small end spot. (Opposite the stem end) As in very small, like 1/8″ or smaller. It means that the watermelon was probably more ripe when picked, and therefore will be much sweeter. I grew up on a truck farm that raised watermelons and so if you are picking them fresh there are a few more tips. I moved to Kansas 18 years ago and this had been entirely fool proof for me until the last 6 months when I hit one that wasn’t as sweet. Not bad, but not great. But it works much better than any knocking/smelling tricks. 🙂

Janelle
2 years ago

I am most interested in the costume change between the second and third portions… is that necessary to the success of the project?

Beth Russo
2 years ago
Reply to  Janelle

HAHAHA – I was just going to say, “You even had time to change clothes!” And I say yes, you must change half-way through in order for the pieces to come out nice and even. 😉

Beth Freed
2 years ago

Very cool! Dont feel bad for not knowing Shari, after almost 57 years, I will be trying this. ? Loved the video: pop up, change up, and giggle up! ?

Chastin
2 years ago

Loved this! Now to get some watermelon ?

Lydia Jo Martin
2 years ago

Ahhhhh… so glad for this. Thanks.

2 years ago

My goodness you did that so quickly! I’m going to have to try your technique Shari. Thanks for the laughter of changing dresses and bowls too. lol?

Cor
2 years ago

This made me giggle. Thanks Shari! I needed a lighthearted break this day… and maybe some watermelon too… where’s my watermelon??

Shaunda
2 years ago

Clever. I am always up to trying to time saving methods for food prep.

wanda
2 years ago

Hey! I tried your cutting watermelon tip and it worked like a charm. Surprise. 🙂 I had to chuckle when some of my watermelon also refused to go into the bowl. 😮 Thanks for sharing.

Priscilla F.
2 years ago

This works so well! Needed to whack up a melon quick for potluck this morning and thought “I need to try out that method I saw on that video”. Maybe didn’t get it done quite within 90 seconds, and I sure didn’t have a chance to change clothes mid-session, but that aside, it is my newly adopted method. Thanks so much for sharing! Oh, and the chickens do a great job of cleaning up the rinds if you have chickens and feel a little bad about potentially missing some pink juiciness from the center portion of the quarter. It’ll be returned as eggs, so no waste there. 🙂