How to cut pineapple – summer’s here, and that means it’s time for sweet, fresh pineapple! But have you ever looked at them whole in the grocery store and thought: how the heck do I get to the good part? Where would I even start?
I wondered that too. For a long time I just didn’t buy them. Then I ran across a fabulous ’60’s cookbook telling me I could could deconstruct a pineapple into a nifty serving…thing, I guess, and it struck me as totally neato and I had to buy a pineapple and try it. And it sort of worked.
Since then I’ve been fearlessly cutting up fresh pineapples, and I’ve developed a method that works for me. It’s still messy and slightly chaotic, but it keeps the messy chaos to a minimum. I expect some of that with pineapples anyway. They’re just like summer: messy chaos is half the fun.1. Grab a cookie sheet, a dishtowel, a knife and a pineapple. The cookie sheet is a lifesaver for catching juice and pineapple scraps.