How to Cut and Peel a Watermelon
Cutting watermelon is like going to the Olympics. It’s an act of bravery and has more losers than winners. I am one of those people who buys pre-sliced watermelon. My best friend is one of those people. My nextdoor neighbor too. It’s embarrassing to be one of them out of fear, to admit that I totally dread seeing a whole watermelon, a cutting board and a shiny knife together in one place.
If you are one of them too, reader, rejoice. With these simple steps, you and I are henceforth watermelon cutting champions.
Using a large knife, cut the watermelon in half, crosswise.
For each half, cut off the top.
Secure the watermelon with one hand. Use a sharp knife to cut off the rind from top to bottom.
Cut into four wedges, lengthwise.
Slice each wedge into 1-inch slices.
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