Thursday, June 23, 2011

How to cut a Pineapple

Many people are afraid to buy whole pineapples because they think that cutting it is a lot of work.  I am here to tell you that it is not. 

Here is how I cut pineapples:

Step1:  Remove the top and bottom of the pineapple.

Step2:  Cut from top to bottom around the edges of the pineapple to remove the peeling.  Do this all the way around the pineapple.

Step3: Go back around the pineapple cutting thin strips to remove any of the peeling or pits that remain.

Step 4: Slice the pineapple shortways if you want pineapple rings. If you want wedges, then slice the pineapple in half lengthwise.

Step5: To form wedges, slice each half lengthwise in half again. If you would like thinner wedges, Cut each half into thirds lengthwise.

Additional Tips: To remove the core from wedges, slice lengthwise along the point of each wedge.  To serve the wedges, slice shortways along each wedge in increments of 1/4 inch or 3 inches. 

1 comment:

  1. "Why don't you cut out the core?" you ask.

    There is no particular culinary wisdom behind my coring or not coring my pineapples. I try to consider the size of the pieces that I am using, how they are being cooked, and who is eating them (some people actually like to eat the cores!).