How do you cut a pineapple? That was a tough one for me for years. I love fresh pineapple, but the process of cutting one up would often result in huge sticky messes and possible loss of blood.
I have developed the following method:
What you need:
- A pineapple
- Sharp, serrated knife
- Large cutting board
- Compost bowl
- Kitchen towel
- Container for your cut pineapple
Step 1: DO NOT CUT OFF THE TOP! This is a huge mistake made by many. The top is your handle! Cut off the bottom so your pineapple stands up straight.
Step 2: Hold on to the top of the pineapple, and shave the outside off with the knife. You will lose some pineapple flesh in the process. It’s okay.
Step 3: Cut off the top.
Step 4: Cut into nine sections. The core will be in the center, and you can then either chew on it or discard it.
Step 5: Chop up your pineapple pieces into the desired sizes!
And then clean up.
There you go: five easy steps, no blood loss!