Thursday, April 14, 2011

How to Chop a Mango

Hold the mango like so.



I'd say most mango pits are about a 1/2", so make your first cut about 1/4" from the stem.


Try to slice evenly so you don't leave any of the mango goodness.



Now you'll want to turn your mango around and slice it about 1/4" from the stem again.



You can see that I didn't do a great job of keeping my knife stroke even... Don't be like me.


Now you just slice, slice, slice.




Remove the peel with a small, sharp knife.




Now do that with all of your mango slices.




Cut into pieces and enjoy or use in a recipe.

24 comments:

Lauren said...

This is very helpful! I have always had a hard time cutting my mangoes!

MegSmith @ Cooking.In.College said...

Mmmm I LOVE mango, awesome how-to post. Mangoes are tough to cut right!

What's Cookin' with Mary? said...

@ Lauren & Meg: I know! It took me forever to get it right ;)

Cassie said...

Awesome! I have two mangoes that aren't quite ripe yet. Now the real dilemma: eat them plain or use them in a recipe?

What's Cookin' with Mary? said...

@ Cassie: A true problem indeed. Can't make a bad choice though ;)

Meri said...

Haha- I know that only the pieces stuck around the pit are supposed to be the "chef's treat," but I usually comandeer everything but the two cheeks as my "chefs treat," while I'm cutting. Yum. Ever had a champagne mango? They are to die, so sweet.
Cheers!
meri
merigoesround.blogspot.com

What's Cookin' with Mary? said...

@ Meri: Me too! ;) ..and no I haven't tried a champagne mango, but it sounds like something I need to seek out! Thanks for the tip.

Maris (In Good Taste) said...

My absolute favorite fruit. thanks for the handy tips!

Kathleen said...

Great tips! I love mangoes.

Victor said...

Great tutorial! Love your pics!

Pam said...

I wish I would have seen this yesterday. Your slices look much better than mine did.

What's Cookin' with Mary? said...

@ Meris: You're so welcome! It was fun to do ;)

@ Kathleen: Me too! The one I cut up for this post was gone in about 6 minutes with help from B!

@ Victor: Thank you ! I'm working hard to be a better photog... SO much fun.

@ Pam: hehe! Now if only I could keep my knife strokes even ?!

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

This is really helpful, I always get into trouble with mangoes and one of my daughters loves them.
thanks!
Mary

What's Cookin' with Mary? said...

@ Inside a British Mum's Kitchen: I'm so glad it has helped ! It was fun to do :)

mary shouvlin said...

too funny, I was just wondering how exactly to do so last week while attempting to make a mango salsa! thanks!

Mary said...

Mary, this was a fabulous tutorial. I am new to your blog and have just spent some time browsing through your earlier entries. I'm so glad I did that. I really like the food and recipes you feature here and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

What's Cookin' with Mary? said...

@ Mary Shouvlin: That is funny!! Glad I could help.

@Mary: Thank you!! ...and I'm so glad you like my blog :D Welcome & Happy Cooking!!

Lucy said...

Mango pits are the pits! I never knew how big they were til my first time cutting into one! Thanks for sharing this technique:)

What's Cookin' with Mary? said...

@ Lucy: lol! Yes, yes they are. ...and you're welcome! 'twas fun :)

simplyrunningonfaith said...

I always came up with different ways to slice mango and each time was a big fail! thanks!

What's Cookin' with Mary? said...

@ simplyrunningonfaith: You're so welcome. :) Thanks for stopping by and chiming in !!

Katie said...

Since I'm allergic to the mango peel..... I'll just let you do this for me.

What's Cookin' with Mary? said...

@ Katie: ...just the peel ?

glidingcalm said...

I love mangoes!!!!!!!!!!