Food & Cooking Tips

Making Watermelon Chunks

Chunk it. Fast and Portable! Cutting watermelon into convenient chunks is fast and easy. Eat at home or toss in a "to-go" container to take to the office, the beach or soccer practice. Just cut a grid pattern on the surface of the fruit. Cubes will tumble out, ready to eat. # Take a quarter watermelon and lay it on the rind with the interior facing up. # Place the knife about ¾ of an inch down from the peak of the wedge. Holding the knife parallel to the far side of the fruit and starting at edge of rind, cut a horizontal line through the fruit all the way down to the rind. # Next, place the knife blade ¾ of an inch lower and make the same cut. Repeat. Next, turn the fruit to the other side and make the same horizontal cuts. # And last, starting at the edge of the rind, make vertical cuts ¾ inch apart all the way across. # Remove cubes and serve. Note: Always wash fruit and vegetables before cutting or eating. And, follow safe food handling practices when cutting watermelon or any other food item. Be sure your knives and cutting surfaces have been thoroughly cleaned with anti-bacterial soap before each use. And, remember, never cut any food item with a knife, or on a cutting board, that was just used to cut raw meat. Source: Watermelon Board