You know, it might not seem that important to know how to cut a pineapple, but I assure you when the stakes are high and you’re required to bring pineapple wedges to your next potluck event, this tutorial will come in handy.
Okay, so you might not be asked to bring pineapple to a potluck, but you need to know how to cut a pineapple anyway.
It’s a rite of passage, a sign of adulthood and whatnot.
So, here you go. A tutorial on how to cut pineapple in 10 steps or less. I’m not counting the first two pictures because they’re pretty basic.
Here’s your pineapple. Lay it on a cutting board and get a big, fat, huge knife.
Now this is your chance to really get out some pent up aggression. Lop the top off the pineapple. Give it a good whack.
I can hear you laughing already. See? Isn’t this fun, this pineapple cutting business?
Okay, we’re officially to the steps now.
1. Slice the pineapple right down the middle
2. Slice the pineapple halves into fourths
3. Cut the core of the pineapple out of all the slices of pineapple
4. Until they look like this
This pineapple business is easy, breezy right?
5. This is a little tricky, but slice the skin off the pineapple. It doesn’t have to be precise, you can clean it up later, but get most of the prickly stuff off
6. See? This is where you clean up a little bit, slicing off the remnants
7. Now cut the core out of the middle of each piece. It’s tricky to find the middle, but this is where it was on mine, even though it looks off-center. Throw this piece away, it’s tough and useless. Maybe give it to the pigs or chickens if you have any
8. Face the remaining pineapple down on the cutting board and slice in even-ish vertical slices
Whee! We’re almost done.
9. Now you’ve sliced the pineapple vertically, like so, it’s time to move on to the final step
10. Wherein you make a big, fat horizontal slice down the pineapple.
That’s it! Now, you can cut the remaining pineapple at your discretion. I chose to cut it into smaller chunks for consumption, but do what you feel is best for the situation.
I trust your judgment.
Aren’t you glad you stopped by today? You walked away with a tidy little skill set you can whip out at fancy parties.
Well, maybe not, but I’ll bet you’re better for it.