Wednesday, March 18, 2009

 

How to Core a Pineapple

Pineapple Cutting 101
 






How to Cut a Pineapple


from wikiHow - The How to Manual That You Can Edit

Pineapples (Ananas comosus) are best eaten fresh. It is easy to slice a pineapple at home rather than resorting to the pre-cut variety available in a can with additives and preservatives. Get fresh with a pineapple!

Steps


  1. Choose a good quality pineapple. Use your sense of smell - the pineapple must smell sweet and fresh. If you detect an odor that suggests fermentation or there is no sweetness present, skip that pineapple. Also avoid pineapples that are bruised or mushy to the touch.
  2. Place the pineapple on its side.
  3. Cut the crown and the stem off of the pineapple.
  4. Stand the pineapple up on one end. Slice the skin off from top to bottom. Leave as much flesh as possible remaining on the pineapple.
  5. Remove the eye spots. Eye spots are on a diagonal on the pineapple. Cut a V-shaped groove along the diagonal line and remove a set of eye spots each cut. The remaining flesh is ready for cutting now.
  6. Cut the pineapple. The type of cut depends on how you want to use the pineapple. You can choose from these cuts:
    • Cut pineapple circles. Simply cut the pineapple circle slices in a width suited for your needs. Core each circle slice after cutting.
    • Cut the pineapple into halves, then quarters for cubes or wedges. For each quarter, cut off the core that will be on its edge.

  7. Add the pineapple to your recipe or meal. It is delicious eaten as it is with nothing added or you can add yogurt, whipped cream, crushed nuts etc. Or use it to make pineapple upside-down cake, as an addition to a meat dish or as a decoration atop a dessert.


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