Last year, I did a post on slicing watermelon perfectly, but let’s just say…the pictures weren’t very clear. So, I decided to redo the post! I bought my first watermelon of the season at the grocery on Sunday. Watermelon just screams Summer to me! It’s our favorite snack around here…sweet, cold, and juicy…what could be better on a hot and humid Kentucky summer day?
First you have to pick your watermelon. I asked the produce manager at Meijer how to pick one, and he said always pick one with a big ole flat yellow spot…that’s where it has rested on the ground, ripening!
Wash the outside thoroughly. When you run your knife through the watermelon, you will take any bacteria right through the fruit if you don’t wash it first.
Now, cut from one end to the other, cutting your watermelon in half.
Cut each half in half again, so you have four quarters.
Now, run your along the inside of the rind from right to left…or left to right…whatever floats your boat!
Now just cut slices while the watermelon is still resting in the rind.
Finally, dump your watermelon into a large bowl or dish. I used to take my time and arrange the watermelon perfectly on a platter, but that is a complete waste of time, because it will only last maybe 5 seconds…this stuff goes fast!
Now just enjoy some perfectly sliced watermelon heaven!
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