When it comes to making a fruit salad, many people save the pineapple for the very end. It’s just so cumbersome to deal with, and with all of that prickly skin, there’s no other way to slice it: you’d have to be a wizard to cut a pineapple up properly and without any trouble.
But all of that is about to change! Thanks to a technique demonstrated by one anonymous street vendor, the perfect way to slice a pineapple has been revealed to the world. It’s not only simple, but it will save you a ton of time. Get ready to be amazed!
Pineapples are delicious, healthy fruits that come packed with all sorts of awesome vitamin C and dietary fibers. Far from being exclusive to tropical climates, these super fruits are beloved practically all over the globe! There’s just one problem…
They’re pretty difficult to slice correctly! Where are you even supposed to start? Oftentimes, your best attempt will end in an absolute mess strewn across your cutting board. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be this way…
There is a useful trick that you could use the next time you want to prepare a delicious pineapple. Not only is it surprisingly easy, but you don’t even need any high-tech gadgets or expensive tools to do it properly. Better yet? It’s called “street style,” and it will make you look like a real-life fruit ninja!
This trick, as demonstrated by a seriously talented street vendor, can be executed with little more than an ordinary knife, a little bit of focus—and of course, a steady hand. To begin, he removed the bottom end of the pineapple…
Next, the vendor ran his knife along the interior of the fruit between the yummy yellow flesh and the prickly rind. If you attempt this at home, make sure you’re especially careful not to cut yourself on this step—it can be tricky.
The street vendor was such a pro at this part that he could afford to move quickly. Clearly, this pineapple wizard had done this more than once, and he made quick work of his fruit.
A word of caution here: for the average person, it’s important to try each step slowly at first. Becoming a fruit ninja takes some practice! Once you’re ready to do some fast slicing, you’ll know it!
After the vendor removed the other end and had worked his knife around the inside of the pineapple’s rind, he did something really fascinating. Most people just cut off the sides of the rind in large rectangular chunks, but not this guy…
At this point, the street vendor’s pineapple looked something like this. The rind was now cleanly separated from the actual flesh of the fruit, allowing him to slice into it without accidentally cutting into the rind.
Next, the man—using his sharpest knife—started making precise horizontal and vertical slices through the flesh of the pineapple’s tangy flesh. Rather than slice down, which would risk cutting through the rind into his hand, he sliced through the fruit.
The man then cut a grid-shaped pattern into the fruit by slicing in one direction and then rotating the fruit to slice again. He was careful not to let the knife cut all the way through the rind, which would’ve been a surefire way to turn that pineapple into a pain-apple!
Then, in one quick motion, the vendor stabbed into the pineapple’s core and pulled it out easily. He was making this whole process look so simple! Can you imagine a more efficient way to core a pineapple?
Once the core was removed and tossed aside, the vendor gently laid the pineapple on its side and began making quick vertical cuts directly through the tough rind. He was cubing the pineapple while it was still inside the rind…
Once that was done, the street vendor simply picked up the pineapple and shook the cubed pieces into a little baggie. The entire process took seconds to complete, and he didn’t even have to deal with the rind!
Can you believe how easy that was? Most people take forever to slice and dice a pineapple—carefully chipping away at the prickly rind and compromising the fruit at the same time. But this street vendor proved he was practically a rock star of pineapple preparation…
Don’t believe it? Just watch this culinary genius perform his brilliant technique in its entirety. Once you get the hang of his technique, you’ll be ready to try it for yourself in your own kitchen! With enough determination and practice, you’ll have wonderfully cut pineapple in no time at all…
That’s actually pretty insane. Maybe you can just hire this guy for your parties this summer instead of accidentally skewering yourself a dozen times!
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