It may be the end of the season, but I’ve finally figured out how to cut watermelon without chopping off my fingers. For years I’ve shied away from buying them until I finally realized to cut it as I would cut anything round (from a carrot, to a butternut squash, to a watermelon). Always start by giving yourself a flat edge. Then liberally trim off the skin. The white and light pink meat hold very little flavor. Continue by dicing small portions at a time, always rocking and rotating to give yourself a flat surface.
I, too, have always dreaded cutting watermelon. This worked like a dream. Thanks for a very useful tip.
Ah, so glad it worked well for you too! I’m only wishing watermelon season wasn’t on its way out.
This is great Melissa! Whenever I cup up watermelon I always end up with a bunch of different sized pieces. I am pretty sure I have been cutting it wrong all these years. Thanks for the sweet video!
Have you seen this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lq14KIgdJOA ?
Ya! I tried that method the other day and nearly lost a finger. That man is a wizard with magical powers that I don’t seem to have. Have you had success that way by chance?
No, I’ve not tried it…maybe because I was aware of that possible cut-off-my-finger-and-visit-the-ER situation. I guess that man has been training a lot 😉
That man is a watermelon cutting olympian. I imagine he carves a mean pumpkin too! (Both of which I’m horrible at. Maybe my knives need sharpening 🙂 )