Nothing screams summer quite like watermelon. Next time you have a party, try cutting your watermelon into sticks instead of the usual wedges. It makes for a fun presentation!
How to cut watermelon into sticks
To begin, you’ll want to select the right watermelon. Watermelon should feel heavy for its size. Pick up a few of similar size; the heaviest of the bunch will be the ripest. Also, look for ones that are free of dents or bruises and are symmetrical in shape.
You’ll need a cutting board and a large chef’s knife. Before cutting it, wash the outside of the watermelon and then place it on your cutting board.
Carefully cut the watermelon in half. (Depending upon the size, this may take some muscle.)
Place one of the halves flat-side down on the cutting board. Cut the half into slices about 1-inch thick.
Discard the two end pieces as they will be mostly rind.
Carefully, rotate the watermelon 90 degrees and, again, cut slices about 1-inch thick.
This will create a criss-cross pattern. Repeat this process with the other watermelon half.
Pull the pieces apart and you’ve got watermelon sticks! They’re great for a pretty fruit platter or to skewer for a fun, fruity snack.
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