In honor of this week’s Mango Monday, let’s talk about the other mango: the edible one!

I love the taste of mangoes but admittedly, had never bought and cut one myself. As you can tell by the photo, it didn’t work out very well.

So here goes, I’ll put my pride aside and recount the time I [failed to] cut a mango.

What NOT to do:
1. Do not say to yourself, “Ah, no peeler? No problem! I’ll try this butter knife!”

2. Do not forget that mangoes have a pit. It may be a funny looking one, but it’s still a pit.

3. Do not underestimate the slippery-ness of a peeled mango! (HINT: Alton Brown from FoodTV suggests using corn-on-the-cob holders to secure the mango)

What to do:
Not to worry, here’s some advice on exactly how to dice up a delicious mango! Do you have any yummy cultural mango recipes or advice for the less culinary inclined like myself?

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5 Responses to How NOT to cut a Mango

  1. Justin Kirchner says:

    That’s almost how we did that when I lived in Ghana. We would just pick ‘em off the tree, make the same dual cuts around the pit, then just eat it like an orange or apple slice. Those were by far the best magoes I ever ate.

  2. Chandni says:

    In India, you take the entire mango and ‘massage’ it to separate the fleshy part from the pit. Then take off the end (the knob where the stem once was) and squeeze the mango pulp right into your mouth. No knife required!

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