Friday, May 22, 2009

Watermelon, Part Two

Well, in answer to SAH in Suburbia's question about how you make this beautiful creation, I had to ask my friend Angie, whose creation it is.
First, you'll need a v-shaped knife, something like this. (You can probably get one at a kitchen supply store. I'd never even seen such a knife; had you?)
Next, Angie scores lightly around the center of the watermelon, to make sure she keeps her cuts level. Then you stab the knife all around the watermelon's center, poking in the knife as far as you can, and making sure your cuts connect. Once you've cut all the way around, it should break in two (especially if you've purchased a small-ish watermelon).
Even if the middle part isn't quite perfect, don't worry because you scoop out the middle to make a"bowl" that you fill with cut up fruit.
To serve your creation, make a cut from the top toward the bottom (like you'd cut a piece of pie), making your cuts just two or three inches long (not all the way through the bottom of the watermelon). Rotate the watermelon a bit and make another two/three inch cut, and do this all the way around. Then to extract individual pieces, you just use your regular knife to cut side to side (horizontally, connecting between your vertical cuts). Does that make sense?
Then, of course, you eat. And thank the good Lord for the beautiful creation sitting in front of you.

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Blogger Mari said...

Thanks for stopping at my blog. This is a beautiful fruit salad!

May 22, 2009 at 3:07 PM  
Blogger girlichef said...

I have a knife like that that I bought through Pampered Chef. I definitely want to use it to make one of these beauties this summer :)

May 22, 2009 at 6:04 PM  
Blogger SAH in Suburbia said...

Fantastic instructions!
Thanks so much. I'm going to track down one of these knives to give this a try!

You will make me look good!

May 22, 2009 at 10:16 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

I'm glad you're going to give it a try, SAH in Suburbia :) And actually, it's my friend Angie who will make you look good! I want to get one of these knives now, too.

May 22, 2009 at 10:45 PM  
Blogger Marta said...

Oh wow! this looks great! you've got quite the knife-skills! Me, I have no fine-motor skills, so I doubt I'll attempt this without 911 on speed-dial! But it looks lovely, what a great centre-piece!

May 24, 2009 at 4:38 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

Thanx for coming by my recipe blog. I just cook for a good old midwestern farm boy/man and try to make use of everything available. I feel honored that an author has stopped by my humble blog.**blush**
BTW~ the mint tea sandwiches sound divine.....

May 24, 2009 at 9:47 PM  
Blogger sherri said...

Thanks for the info. This is beautiful. I do have one of those knives, and have never used it.

May 26, 2009 at 4:49 AM  
Blogger Amber said...

WOW!! That is impressive!!!

Thanks for stopping over my Rascally way. You are gifted, girl....G.I.F.T.E.D.

May 26, 2009 at 5:02 PM  
Blogger The Book Resort said...

OMG!!!

May 26, 2009 at 8:33 PM  

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