Looking for a way to cut watermelon sticks that are perfect every time? Check out our latest blog post for a step-by-step guide on how to do just that!
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Watermelon is a delicious and refreshing fruit that’s perfect for hot summer days. One of the best ways to enjoy watermelon is in handy sticks that are easy to eat on the go. But if you’ve ever tried to cut watermelon sticks yourself, you know that it can be a bit tricky to get them all perfectly even.
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to cut perfect watermelon sticks every time:
1. Start by cutting off one end of the watermelon so you have a flat surface to work with.
2. Cut the watermelon in half width-wise so you have two smaller semi-circles.
3. Place one of the semi-circles cut-side down on your cutting board and slice it into 1-inch thick slices.
4. Take each slice and cut it into 1-inch thick strips length-wise.
5. Finally, cut each strip into 1-inch pieces to create your watermelon sticks!
Step One: Choose the Right Watermelon
The first step to cutting perfect watermelon sticks is to choose the right watermelon. You want a watermelon that is ripe, but not too ripe. A ripe watermelon will be mostly red with a few yellow spots. If the watermelon is all yellow, it is overripe and will be mushy. If the watermelon is all green, it is not ripe enough and will not be sweet.
Step Two: Cut Off the ends
Once you have chosen the perfect watermelon, cut off the ends. You can do this with a knife or by using a melon baller.
Step Three: Cut the Watermelon in Half
After you have cut off the ends, cut the watermelon in half. You should now have two large semi-circle shaped pieces of watermelon.
Step Four: Scoop Out the Seeds
Scoop out the seeds from each half of the watermelon. You can do this with a spoon or by using a melon baller.
Step Five: Slice the Watermelon into Sticks
Next, slice each half of the watermelon into 1-inch thick slices. Then, cut each slice into 1-inch thick sticks. You should now have a bunch of thin rectangular shaped sticks of watermelon.
Step Six: Serve and Enjoy!
Serve the watermelon sticks on a platter and enjoy!
Step Two: Cut Off the Ends
After you’ve cut off the ends of the watermelon, you’ll need to cut off the rind. The best way to do this is to cut vertically all around the watermelon, following the curve of the fruit. You’ll want to make your cuts about 1-inch deep. Once you’ve gone all the way around, you can then cut the watermelon in half, and then in half again.
Step Three: Slice the Watermelon in Half
Once you have cut the watermelon into quarters, it is time to slice each quarter in half. Again, using a sharp knife cut through the watermelon flesh and rind, being careful not to cut yourself. Once each quarter has been sliced in half, you will be left with eight semi-circle shaped pieces of watermelon.
Step Four: Score the Flesh
Once you have a nice clean cut, it’s time to score the flesh of the watermelon. You want to make sure that your knife is sharp for this step. A dull knife will make it more difficult to score the watermelon and can even cause the watermelon to bruise.
Using a paring knife, make score marks in the flesh of the watermelon at ½-inch intervals. Make sure that you only score the flesh and not the rind. You want to be careful not to cut too deeply into the flesh or you will end up with bitesize pieces instead of sticks.
Once you have scored the flesh, use a spoon to scoop out any seeds that are left behind. You can also use a melon baller to scoop out the seeds if you prefer.
Step Five: Cut the Watermelon into Sticks
Now that the watermelon is cut into wedges, it’s time to cut it into sticks. Depending on how big or small you want the sticks, you will want to cut them accordingly. If you want smaller sticks, then cut the wedges in half first. If you want larger sticks, then leave the wedges whole.
Once the wedges are the desired size, it’s time to start cutting them into sticks. To do this, simply take a knife and make vertical cuts through the watermelon flesh and rind. Try to make the cuts as even as possible so that all of the sticks are roughly the same size.
And that’s it! You now have perfect watermelon sticks that are ready to eat or use in a recipe. Enjoy!
Step Six: Serve and Enjoy!
Now that you know how to cut perfect watermelon sticks every time, it’s time to enjoy them! Serve them as is, or with a dipping sauce of your choice. They make a great healthy snack or side dish for a summer BBQ or picnic. If you have any leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. Enjoy!