Written by pondripples
Intro: These are instructions for cutting a melon into easy to manage cubes. You can use the melon cubes for fruit salad. This works well with honeydew, cantaloupe, and watermelon, and should work with other similar melons.
Things you'll need:
1. Wash the melon.Ā It's particularly important to wash cantelopes as the fertilizer used gets stuck to them, and can make you sick.
2. Cut the melon in half.
3. It's a good idea to cut it in half through the point where it was attached to the vine
4. Scoop out the seeds and surrounding membrane with a spoon.
Many people discard these seeds, but there are parts of the world where it is traditional to dry and roast melon seeds as a snack. Research the variety of melon you are using before doing this.
5. Cut the halves into a series of wedges.
6. Each wedge should be long and narrow. They should be about two fingers width at the widest part.
7. Make a series of cuts along each wedge. Cut straight down perpendicular to the melon skin, but don't cut through the melon skin.
8. Hold the segmented wedges over a large bowl, and run the small knife along the melon skin to separate the skin from the melon cubes.
9. Discard the melon skins.