How to Cut a Watermelon into Sticks
How to Cut a Watermelon into Sticks – an easy tutorial on cutting watermelon in a way that makes it easy for little ones to manage and great for potlucks. If you’ve ever wondered how to cut a watermelon into sticks, this will teach you how.
HOW TO CUT A WATERMELON INTO STICKS
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 my friend Kaela cutting it into sticks. 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.
Start off with your watermelon and a sharp knife.
Mine was round and not terribly big so I started off slicing it in half.
Then you take one half and make about 2-inch slices going in one direction.
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!
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How far in advance can I cut a watermelon for a party?
Up to a couple of days.
For larger watermelon I just cut it lengthwise in half so the sticks are shorter (no need to do an extra cut out section in the middle). I have also heard that you can freeze the sticks and they become like frozen watermelon popsicles, although I haven’t tried this yet!
i love this idea. for little people, insert a popsicle stick in the rind. will be doing this for my grandson’s birthday party next month.
Yes! we do that too. Thanks for reminding me!
Thank you so much for the clever idea. Great for little hands!
Not only is this easy to do, but it’s so colorful with the deep pink, pale green, and dark green. I’ll be using this method come summer. Thank you.
We use it all the time!
This sound great and easy for serving. If you are outdoors and serving at an afternoon picnic where the watermelon is out for several hours, how would you suggest keeping the watermelon cold and crispy?
Ooh. That’s a hard one. I would maybe place the watermelon in a container inside a bigger container with ice in it. Hope that makes sense.
This is a brilliant idea and so simple in the cutting part. Thank you so much
My new favorite way the cut watermelon! Thanks
I have never thought of this. Thank you for the post.
I can’t wait to try this. Thanks for sharing!!
I love this idea! I usually cut wedges, but often those pieces are too big. These are the big size for finger food.
No, no, no don’t discard the ends. They make perfect tasters to keep little and big fingers out of the pretty sticks until it is time to serve. Besides we have to test and make sure the melon is sweet right.
What a great idea! Thank you!
I’m the only one in my house who eats watermelon so I usually end up just getting those “personal” sized ones, cutting it in half, then eating the melon with a spoon out of the rind “bowl”. 🙂 I’ll have to remember this method for the next time I get a larger one!
I just discovered your webpage and I love it.. ~ thanks for sharing you’re ideas.
Super fun trick! I’m going to try this next time we have watermelon.
Perfect for the 4th of July
What a great idea! Thanks.
I always leave the cutting to Brett too!
Super handy for reunions and summer parties! I know I’ll be using this trick! Thanks!