I’m so excited to share this tutorial with you! I got a text from my sister the one day asking for this because she’d just spent fifteen minutes cutting her pineapple with a steak knife. (Oh my.) So, let’s hop to it!
1. Gather your supplies.
- Chef’s Knife – This is one of those times that you REALLY need a chef’s knife or this will take forever
- Cutting Board
- Dish Towel – This is definitely one of those times when having a dish towel under the cutting board will save you a ton of clean up time.
2. Turn your pineapple on its side. Hold the top end of the pineapple with your non-dominant hand and slice about an inch off of the end.
3. Spin the pineapple 180 degrees and remove the top end.
4. Place your pineapple on a flat end and remove the skin by following the shape of the pineapple from top to bottom.
5. Spin the pineapple slightly and remove another strip of the skin. As you remove each strip, slide it onto the dish towel.
6. Continue this process until all of the skin has been removed.
7. Make a slice down the center of the pineapple. Turn it 45 degrees and make another slice.
8. Now you will have four segments.
9. Next, we’ll need to remove the core from each segment.
If you look at the pineapple you’ll see that the outside of each segment has a grain going horizontally and the inside has a grain going vertically. The inside part is the core. It’s tough and bland and doesn’t taste very good. Let’s get rid of it!
10. Place one end on the cutting board and make a slice between the core and the fruit. Slide the core onto the dish towel.
11. Slice the same segment in two. If you like smaller bites, slice each of those halves once more.
12. Repeat steps 10-11 for each of your leftover segments. Next, line up your segments in two rows.
13. Hold the fruit down on the side of your non-dominant hand. Begin making bite-sized slices starting on the side opposite your non-dominant hand.
14. Once you’ve cut all of your pineapple, pick up the cutting board with your non-dominant hand and scrape the fruit into your bowl.
15. Finally, carefully pick up the edges of the towel and drop your waste into your trash can or compost area. Bang! Clean up, done.
My husband and I love love love pineapple. We literally eat it with any dinner because it’s one of the only fruits that he eats. I haven’t quite figured out what the best dishes are to compliment it. What do you usually eat pineapple with?
Alright friends. A little update to this post. I decided to try shooting a short video tutorial for a change. I’d love to hear which is more helpful for you to follow, the video or photos? Check out both and let me know!