Video:How to Cut a Pineapple Into Slices and Chunkswith Rachel Edelman
With their sharp skin and tough core, pineapples can be a bit daunting to eat at home. However, with a few tips and a plan for cutting, you can enjoy pineapple's sweet and tropical flavor anytime you want.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Cut a Pineapple Into Slices and ChunksHi, I'm Rachel Edelman, for About.com Food.
Today I'm going to show you a simple way to cut a pineapple. This will give you slices or bite sized chunks.
All you need to get started is:
- A long knife
- A short knife
- A vegetable peeler
When is a Pineapple Ripe?A pineapple is ripe when the stalk smells sweet, it is firm and there are no dents. A pineapple does not ripen once it is cut from the tree.
Slicing your PineappleFor slices, take your large knife and cut off the top, including the stalk, turn the pineapple and cut off the end. Stand up the pineapple and slice off the skin. Don't worry if you miss a few spots.
Pineapple PeelingWith a vegetable peeler, remove leftover skin. With the tip of your peeler, push into the pineapple to get the deeper knots. Keep peeling until you feel like your pineapple's ready.
Pineapple PiecesWith your large knife make slices however thick you want them. With your small knife, cut out the core of the slice, then pop it out with your fingers.
For bite size pieces take your large knife and cut across three or four times.
One pineapple cut two different ways.
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