This tutorial will teach you how to cut a watermelon into sticks. Cutting it this way makes it easy for little ones to manage and great for potlucks. It’s a little embarrassing to admit that I’ve never cut a watermelon the traditional way. I had somewhat of a watermelon aversion until a couple months ago. Growing up I always remembered it being warm and mushy and haven’t really loved it ever since. I recently gave it another go and turns out nothing beats crisp, cold watermelon on a hot summer day. I recently bought a watermelon and remembered seeing something about cutting it into sticks on my friend Kaela’s blog, Cookin’ and Kickin’. I’ve always left the watermelon cutting to my husband. Part of me is terrified my knife will slip and I’ll cut my hand off. I didn’t actually read Kaela’s post until after I cut the watermelon so I did it a little differently.
Then take your knife a carefully cut 2-inch slices going in the other direction. This is the technique similar to my Bloomin’ Onion Bread.
The very ends you will discard but the rest will be these beautiful sticks!
There are a couple of tricks if you have a really big watermelon. If you’re watermelon is huge, then your sticks are going to be super long. You can remedy that by cutting a section out as shown above and then cutting with the method I discussed.
Enjoy! Hope this helps!