A ripe, fresh mango is a delicious summer treat, but slicing one into cubes for easy snacking can be difficult. Ever-industious chef Alton Brown offers a method that’s both effective and safe.
The video above, while hilarious, does highlight some of the flaws with other common methods, like the “slice off the sides and cut a grid, then fan it out” method or the “peel first then slice” method. His approach combines the two by peeling the mango, but leaving a spot of peel on either side you can use as a grip. You can hold the mango firmly while you slice down around the mango pit and get evenly sliced bits of fruit. Then you can peel away the last little bit of skin, dice as you see fit, and you don’t have to lose any of the flesh.
It’s simple, fast and safe. Hit the video above to see how he does it, or the link below to head over to his site for a step-by-step.
How to Slice a Mango [Alton Brown]