Earlier this week I purchased 5 pineapples – 10 for $10! It was a miracle I stopped at 5! I did, however, pick-up another 2 today because the sale was still going on and the fruit was perfectly ripe and delicious!! There’s good pineapple, and there’s bad pineapple…these are good.
Because Kroger is THE grocery store around here, there was work chatter about the 10 for $10 pineapples. Apparently, Kroger will cut your pineapples for you…if you ask. And the person cutting your pineapple will probably lick it for being a needy customer. But I promise, cutting a pineapple is really very simple and there is no need to hassle the produce worker at your local grocer ;). I understand the intimidation factor, though…I was there before I completed my catering rotation during my dietetic internship. After 3 weeks of fruit and vegetable platter arrangements, I thought I would never cut another fruit or vegetable willingly.
That thought soon passed…I love my fruits & vegetables.
Without further adieu, how to cut a pineapple.
P.S. I was going to make this a video blog (AKA “vlog”) but Mr. P wasn’t around to play camera man. Sowwie!
Step 1: You need a pineapple (duh), cutting board, sharp butcher’s knife, and a trash can close by…the cute, begging dog is optional 😉
Step 2: Lay the pineapple on its side and cut off the top and bottom of the pineapple. Stand it back upright.
Step 3: Using a butcher knife, cut the rind off the pineapple one section at a time. Locate the core of the pineapple (it is circular and near the middle of the pineapple when it is stood upright as seen in the last picture above).
Step 4: After locating the core, cut the pineapple down the middle, through the core. Take each half of the pineapple and quarter it, again cutting through the core.
Step 5: Cut the core out of each quarter.
Step 6: Cut each quarter down the center and slice into bite-sized pieces. Done!
Question: Do you buy whole pineapples to cut at home, or do you buy canned, frozen, or pre-sliced to avoid the hassle?
The Melting Pot was very good! I was least impressed with the cheese course, but the meat and dessert were fabulous…especially dessert 😉
Enjoy your Sunday…GO BEARS! I am making a fancy Indian meal tonight — keep an eye out for those recipes this week…I hope they’re good! 😀