How To Cut Watermelon Sticks // Fun Finger Foods

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Summer has arrived and what a great time for a chilled and juicy watermelon.

watermelon sticks servingWhy not try cutting and serving watermelon sticks instead of the usual wedges? It’s a fun presentation and they really are easier to pick up and eat.

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Tips For Choosing A Good Watermelon

You’ll want to select the right watermelon.

  • Choose one that feels heavy for its size. Pick up a few and compare the weight of similar sizes. The heaviest of the bunch will be the ripest.
  • Also, look for ones that are free of dents or bruises and are symmetrical in shape, especially if you’re making watermelon sticks.
  • Look for a creamy-colored field spot. The darker yellow field spot usually means it was on the vine longer and is full of flavor.
  • When the melon is shiny it is under-ripe.

This site had a great info-graphic that helps you see what to look for.

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What You’ll Need To Make Watermelon Sticks:

  • A ripe watermelon
  • Large cutting board
  • Serving platter or tall rectangular container
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How To Cut Watermelon Sticks

  • Before cutting the watermelon, wash the exterior really well and place it on the cutting board
  • Cut the watermelon in half down the center.
  • Place one of the halves flat-side down on the cutting board. Start cutting the watermelon into slices about 1-2 inches thick. Try to make the cuts as perpendicular and as straight as you can.
  • Discard the two end pieces because they will be mostly rind.
  • Carefully rotate the cutting board and start cutting slices at 90° to make 1-2 inch squares.
  • Repeat the process with the other half of the watermelon.
  • Separate the slices and tad ah, you have watermelon sticks.
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How To Serve Watermelon Sticks

These cute little sticks look beautiful on a white serving platter or in a rectangular glass container.

This is such a fun, unique way to serve watermelon at a party or gathering.



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