Mangos are friendly little creatures, easy to slice and easier to eat. If you know how.

Step 1: Cut Sides Away From Pit

Depending on the type of mango you've got, the shape and thickness of the pit will vary. The Manila mango I'm using here has a nice flat seed, while the Hayden/Kent/Atkins mangos have thicker rounder seeds.

Using a sharp paring knife, start just off the centerline and cut parallel to the seed along the long axis of the fruit. If you contact the seed, just curve away a bit to follow the contours of the pit. You'll leave more flesh on the pit, but it's not going anywhere. Once you get a feel for the seed sizes in your mangos of choice, this process will get even tidier. You should see the white pit showing in the center piece when you're finished.

Cut both sides off of the pit in this fashion, and set them aside.

I tend to use a regular table knife for this step as it's less sharp and has a rounded tip, therefore is less likely to cut the skin.
 more likely to need to be forced, and slip though.
Nice. I haven't seen a mango cut like that before. Grr... now I want a mango. Now just to tell the kids not to eat those eyes ;)
Lol!That's cute! My dad cuts mango like that.
OOPS I ate the googly eyes :-p
By reading this instructable and seeing the picture T.T.... I dont wanna eat mangos anymore!! =(!!!!<br/>
cool. i agree w/ ur comment that around the mango pit is the best part. i'll have to try this today
westfw you to find an asian market and buy sticky rice or gelatinous rice same thing different names then just follow you recipe use a steamer basket or a rice steamer and you should be on your way the thai restuarant in sells what they call the combo desert with mangoes sticky and a scoop of homemade coconut ice cream it rocks
Just so you know... the sticky or gelatinous white rice used in that Thai dessert is often labeled sweet rice, too.
yummy!!!! :)
how do you know when its ripe?
awesome my uncles wife that lives in kauai diced mango like this it was sooo good they also grew there own mango :]
awsome!! m y mom used to make these..!!
Cool! Did she make them into little critters too? What did she use for eyes/etc?
Good one! now i can make the mango gazpacho without having to buy the canned mangos. 1 big can of V-8 Diced cubed chopped mango. Chopped cilantro minced white onion, optional: minced garlic, chili pepper flakes, black pepper If you do use the canned mangoes, the syrup they come in can be used, it might add something.
Hey sparks, Somehow I'd missed this comment when you first left it! Sounds awesome. I'm looking forward to trying the recipe.
we got tones of mangoes here in philippines and yum yum! great instructable for everyone to know.
Mentioned and discussed in the forums, but added here too, for reference.<br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.evilmadscientist.com/article.php/edibleeyes">Fully edible Googly eyes</a> from Evil Mad Scientist Labs...<br/>
Indeed! They always have great solutions.
awww this is so cute i want to do it but the mangos are to exspensive for me to get one but there so cute
too expensive?
I suggest candy buttons for eyes.
So cute! You should use black eyed peas instead of googly-eyes. That way the whole thing can be edible!
o.0 I'm not sure that cooked black-eyed peas go so well with mango! And raw black-eyed peas, while they look better, are inedible rocks.
would still rather eat a pea than a googly eye! *glup* :)<br/>
how cute! but you should really use black-eyed peas instead of googly-eyes so the whole thing is edible. :)
I made a website that has my art on it, check it out if you want!<br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.smithartwork.com">http://www.smithartwork.com</a> <br/>awsome way to cut mangos, great for parties.<br/>
your an awesome artist!
Thank you!
cute i love em! i just made them! they taste better when they are fun.
haha, cute mango!
I think your way of cutting the mango is the best. But here's a really funny way to eat it that I have seen people do in Kathmandu. (Not the main method there, but just one that amuses me.) So.... Take the mango, and roll it back and forth between your palms, without cutting it, until the insides become mango juice. Then cut the pointy tip off the mango, and suck the juice out!
That sounds like it would work well for older mangoes that still have good flavor, but are too stringy inside to eat fresh! I'll have to try.
troo ano dis one
Wierd!!!! ...I LOVE it!
I think the way canida cuts mangoes is an awesome way.It looks cute and funny!
ummmm whens your birthday yakey?
This is kinda how I cut up avocados for "Pico de Gallo". I need to see if the skin is soft enough to turn inside out like this, I bet some variety has thin enough skin.
For the delicious core, no need to peel and get your hands sticky. You can slice off the two slides, and socre these too. This leaves an accesible pit with skin on the top and bottom so your hands don't get sticky eating any of the mango.
FACT: the Philippines has the sweetest mangos in the whole world
Have you tried the Indian Alphonso? Probably not I guess :)
haha! thats cute, gotta try this soon
Looks tasty I'll try
whats a mango?
Mango Trivia: It's the most consumed fruit on the planet : )
It is a fruit
You might try sticking cloves in as eyes, or something else edible.
Would you really want to eat whole cloves with your mango? I certainly wouldn't. Go for mint or some sort of berries that play well with other fruit.

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