Cutting Up a Watermelon With No Fuss

It's gloriously hot outside and watermelon sure is in order! A couple years ago at a church function I saw a woman cutting up tons of watermelons like this and it took her no time at all. I feel like there is less waste and you have more control during the whole process.

Here are the tools you will need:
A large cutting board, a sharp knife, and a cookie sheet

First cut both ends off of the watermelon and set it on its end

Cut away the rind starting at the top toward the bottom

After all the rind is gone put it back on its side.

Cut it in half (horizontally) and place the other half in a bowl
Cut in half horizontally again
Finish cutting up the watermelon and then switch to the other half
As you can see in the picture the cookie sheet catches the excess juice. I poured it over my watermelon after I was done to keep it juicy. This produces so much less mess and waste. Go try it!


Laura said...

That's a great tip to put the cookie sheet underneath the cutting board!

Just Jaime said...

Smart and fast! I love it!

Tracy said...

Oh my goodness the cookie sheet idea in pure genius!!!
My family likes to eat it with the rind on, so I slice part of the rind off lengthways, so it doesn't slide around and then slice it up :)
I so hope I remember the cookie sheet idea :)

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Lisa said...

It never would have occurred to me to cut it that way! My husband is the fruit cutter of the family because I'm horrible at it and I'm scared of knives, but I'll be showing him this!

Ashley said...

ah nice!!! thanks for sharin:)
I would love for you to link it up at my
Tell me Tuesday link party.


Anonymous said...

What a fabulous idea to cut the entire rind off - I'll be doing that next time, thanks for sharing at Sugar Bee Crafts where I saw your link. Mary

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