When you see a whole pineapple in the grocery store,
do you want to buy it, but panic because you don't know how to cut one up? So instead you either but one already cut up by the grocery store (which is expensive), or resign yourself to buying canned pineapple?
Well, panic no more, darlings, because moi is going to show you how to cut up a pineapple in 8 easy little steps.
First off, to pick a ripe pineapple, just look to see if those little "diamond" shapes are all about the same size. If so, then the fruit is ripe. It doesn't matter what color the outside is - brownish or a little green. Really! I've had both.
Step 1. Cut the top and bottom off.
Step 2. Stand pineapple on end.
Step 3. Slice the skin off the sides.
Step 4. Cut pineapple in half.
Step 5. Cut into halves again.
*Step 6. To remove the core from each quarter piece, bring the knife in on a slant, like so. (This was a little hard to demonstrate as I was taking photos and cutting the pineapple at the same time!)
You can toss out the cores, although my daughter-in-law likes to eat them!
Step 7. Cut each quarter into thirds,
Step 8. Eat!
Now that wasn't so hard, was it?
*I've never used a pineapple corer, but I found one for 8.99 available here.