Nothing beats an ice-cold watermelon. It has been crazy hot here in Indianapolis the last few days, so I decided to grab a watermelon. Then, I skinned it.
The first time I saw a skinned watermelon, I scratched my head… How did they do that? I found a great video on YouTube that explained it all, so off I went made my own skinned watermelon. I was so happy with the end result I carried the watermelon around the ‘hood showing it to the neighbors. Make one and take it to your next big party!
Let’s get started!
So… here’s how you do it. First, grab TWO watermelons that are as close to the same size as you can get. Large or small, round or oblong, it doesn’t matter, as long as they are the same size. The only other thing you’ll need is a new Scotch-Brite scrubbing pad.
You shave the first watermelon and then scoop out the fruit from the second. The first watermelon is then inserted inside the second. It’s actually pretty easy to do.
The first watermelon…
So, start with the first watermelon. Put it on a cutting board and cut the rind off on all sides. Just take your knife and cut from the top to the bottom down the sides, following the contour of the melon. Don’t cut too deep, but get most of the rind. Be careful, as the melon will be slippery. It’ll want to get away from you.
Now, take the Scotch-Brite pad and run it all over the skinned melon. This will take off the remaining rind and any little ‘veins’ that you see. When you’re done, the watermelon will be smooth and pretty!
The second watermelon…
Now, grab the second watermelon and cut it in half. Take a large spoon or an ice cream scoop and scoop out most of the fruit. Save the fruit for later, or do as I did and snack on it while you’re finishing the project.
Put them together…
Test the fit of the skinned watermelon by inserting it into one of the scooped halves and add the other half as a top. If it doesn’t fit well you might have to scoop out more flesh or shave off more melon. Just remember, the skinned melon is as slick as a greased pig. It’ll want to get away from you so hold on to it!
Finally, when everything fits, just as the top and carry the melon to your party. Take off the lid and watch everyone’s expressions as they wonder how you did it!
Also try my jello-filled melon! It’ll wow everyone too!