Friday, June 6, 2008

How to Cut Watermelon

Knowing how to cut watermelon is very important. Especially if you want to make Watermelon Juice!
  1. Place your watermelon on a large chopping board.
  2. Get the longest Chef's knife you have/ your parents allow you to handle.
  3. Cut the watermelon in half down the east-west equator. (Imagine the watermelon is the earth; the faint white lines across it are meridians that go north-south; your cut should not follow a meridian, but should cross all of them.)
  4. Now turn a half face down so that you cannot see the red and cut in half again. (This time the cut will follow a meridian)
  5. Take a piece and lay it on a red side. Slice it into 1" triangular slices (triangles with a rounded edge.)
  6. To make cubes, cut the red away from the white and chop into cubes.
  7. Use in a fruit salad, or juice.