Saturday, July 12, 2014
How to Cube a Watermelon
Who knew there could be so many ways to cut up a watermelon? We figured out early on that we each had our own method...and both us of thought that ours was the better way. But that was all about serving slices on a platter...with the rind on.
Today I am going to share a few tips for cutting a whole watermelon into bite-sized pieces.
Place washed watermelon on a cutting board and lop off both ends.
Stand the watermelon up on one of the flat ends. With a large knife, follow the curve of the watermelon and cut the rind off one slice at a time.
Be sure to remove all the white rind...since it is not at all sweet.
Cut the watermelon in half horizontally. Working with one half at a time...slice vertically as if you are slicing a loaf of bread. (If your watermelon has black seeds...this would be when you remove the seeds...one slice at a time.) Rotate your half-watermelon and slice vertically in the opposite direction.
Lay pieces on their side and complete the process by cutting into bite-sized chunks. It works well!
Cubed watermelon should be stored in a covered container in the fridge...and will keep for about 5 days. It makes the best summertime snack!
And did you know that watermelon cubes make great ice-cubes? That makes perfect sense...since watermelon is over 90% water. Instead of watering down your drinks with regular ice...try watermelon ice-cubes.
Places the cubes onto a parchment lined tray. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze the watermelon cubes until completely frozen (several hours). Place the frozen cubes into a resealable plastic bag for easier storage. Add to your next cold glass of water or punch to enjoy on the patio!