Watermelon is everyone’s favorite summer fruit, no contest. It’s delicious, refreshing, and — bonus! — you can spit the seeds at your family and friends when they’re not looking.
But have you ever wondered how to properly chop that massive fruit into perfect wedges? Sure, you can just hack away at it willy-nilly, but that approach will leave you with uneven slices or, in worst cases, melon mush that’s virtually impossible to eat.
As it turns out, there is a right way to cut a watermelon, according to Delish — one that results in uniform slices, sans mess.
First, set your watermelon on a clean cutting board and slice the ends off (carefully!) using a sharp knife. Then stand the watermelon up on one of its now-flat ends and slice it (again, carefully!) down the center. You’ll wind up with two big halves of melon.
Next, place each melon half on the cutting board, pink flesh side down, and slice down the middle again. (You should have four pieces of watermelon at this point.) After that, you’ll just turn each piece horizontally, flesh side down, and chop into 1-inch slices. Voila! Perfect, triangle-shaped watermelon wedges.
Scroll down to watch a video demonstration of this watermelon cutting method, and let us know how it works if you try it at home!
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