We have brought these watermelon sticks to a few parties so far this summer and I have been asked several times how we cut the melon.
I thought I would go ahead and post the idea for those that might not have tried this yet.
A fantastic way to cut watermelon is in little sticks. Especially for small children or for parties because it is much easier to eat then in a traditional wedge shape. I also find it faster then actually cubing watermelon. This is a great snack for class parties because the teacher won’t need to provide plates and silverware– just napkins really. I also like this for soccer games when I am snack mom. Kids love watermelon and this makes it so easy to eat.
To cut your melon into sticks is so simple.
You just want to cut your melon in half and place the half on a cutting board. Next start to slice 1 inch lines in one direction on your melon.
Then cut the same size slices in the opposite direction on the same melon. You can see what I mean from the photo above. You might need a second pair of hands for this to hold all the pieces together depending on how big your melon is. If you don’t have extra hands- we have used metal skewers in the past to hold the melon together while you cut.
This is the only tricky part because you probably want your melon to stay in the original shape. If that isn’t a concern you can let the pieces fall and put them straight into a bowl or dish.
Also note those side pieces are about 3-4 inches long. I like to make the first cut a little higher on the sides. For the most part that section will be rind but there is usually a little melon that can be eaten.
For parties, I like to use an inexpensive disposable foil container and very carefully pick up the melon and transfer it over to the dish with the rind side sticking up as you see in the photos above.
That makes it so easy to grab a stick and snack away!
When we are at home, I usually put the melon the other way just to save space in the fridge. It will fit perfectly inside a large bowl.
And that’s it! Easy little sticks to grab- especially for little fingers.
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