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How to remove most of the seeds when cutting up a watermelon

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Step 1. Cut both ends off the watermelon.
 
 
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Step 1: Cut lengthwise

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Now make cuts lengthwise about 3-4" deep and 4" apart.

Step 2: Break along seed line

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Step 3. Now hit the melon along one cut strip to break along seed line.
The rind will be about 4-5 mm lower then the other strips. Break off the strip.

Step 3: Remove seeds

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If all was done right, your strip should have broke on the seed line.
Take a spoon and scrape the seeds off. Don't worry about removing some of the melon around the seeds because it is usually overripe and mushy anyways. Some people think this wasteful but it is an undesirable part of the melon.

Step 4: Slice to serve

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Once seeds are removed cut up the remainder of the strip into pieces to serve. Repeat the process for each remaining strip.
As you continue you will notice that the center of the melon is remaining. Clean the seeds off it and cut it up. This center section is the prime part so put it in a separate bowl and save it for yourself.
EggHead1015 years ago
Slice it however you like - you spit the seeds out as you eat it. Great contest when kids are involved and takes no scientific knowlege whatso-ever. Otherwise you are wasting the best part of a tasty melon.
this is a great idea! I'll have to try it - thanks!
cokecola (author)  bigscrapkitty5 years ago
Thanks
That's a major waste because the part your saying to cut out is the heart and if you get a good watermelon it's the sweetest best part
cokecola (author)  dancingrainhippie5 years ago
Did you miss the last line?
denita076 years ago
why thank you Blitzy. this may not work but yours sounds like a winner....
marymary6 years ago
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Blitzy6 years ago
Why not just cut off one end then stand the melon on that end on a cutting board or in a plate. The next step is to cut off the other end while the watermelon is standing with one end on that plate. You then see the seed line from one end this eliminates all the guesswork and then you take a knife or round device like a round cutter and run it from top to bottom of the melon throw the center out or cut it into small chunks and plant those seeds for your next years garden. then cut the other piece in halves or quarters or more to serve. You idea is a good one however and by the way has anyone ever xrayed a watermelon sorta like a mri on a melon to determine where or if the seeds actual locations can be determined for any melon just by studying the grid patterns on the outside of the melon perhaps these are related.
Arbitror6 years ago
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sorry all the comments are on page one. without you. your not invited.