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There is nothing better on a hot summer day than ice cold watermelon. It is just juicy and sweet and you can even eat the seeds in a seedless watermelon; no ditching the big seeds anymore. It is definitely one of the great summer treats to look forward to.
When you choose a watermelon, try to get one that feels heavy, indicating a lot of water in the melon. Then, look to see if there is yellow on the bottom of the melon, indicating that it has been sitting in a spot on a watermelon field for a while getting ripe. This is the way that we choose a watermelon and it usually makes for a good watermelon.
Slicing a watermelon:
There are several ways to carve a watermelon and one way is by slicing the watermelon in half. A butcher knife seems like the best choice in knives; just make sure the melon is sitting where it will not slip. If your counter is slippery, put a towel down so it stays in place.
Then, slice each side of the watermelon into 3 or 4 long pieces. This is also a good way to treat yourself, a really big slice!
Now, cut each slice into triangles and serve.
Slicing a watermelon into rind free sticks:
Another fun way to carve a watermelon is to remove all the rind of a watermelon and then carve it into sticks. It is now easy to eat and it also takes up less space in the refrigerator.
First, cut the bottom of the watermelon off so that the watermelon can sit on a counter and not fall over. Then, you just slice it from the top to the bottom using the curvature of the watermelon.
Slice the rind off of the watermelon in a curve fashion.
When the watermelon is rind free, you want to slice it into wheels. Then, take each wheel and slice 4 or 5 straight slices. Then, cut them in half. Now, they are what we call sticks.
Carving a watermelon
- 1 seedless watermelon
- Cut the watermelon in half.
- Cut each side of the watermelon into 3 or 4 large slices.
- Cut each slice into thin triangles.
- Cut the ends off of the watermelon so that it sits well on a table without slipping.
- With a large knife, slice the rind off of the watermelon in a curved way, following the sides of the watermelon.
- Cut the skinned watermelon into large wheel slices.
- Cut each wheel into long sticks.
- Cut the long sticks into half so they are easy to pick up.
When picking out a watermelon make sure that it feels heavy. You should also look for yellow o the bottom which means it has been sitting in the field long enough to ripen. This is what we do and the watermelon is always ripe.