I love fresh mango but I've never really been sure how to cut them to get the most meat so whenever I want one, I usually stop at the Wawa in Jersey or another QuickStop and pay the $3.50. Usually the mango is hard, light colored and doesn't taste very fresh or sweet. I've tried to buy them myself. I've cut pieces with the skin and tried to eat it that way, but the skin doesn't too good! I've tried peeling the skin and then just biting into the hunk of mango, but I usually end up knawing on the middle part with more mango juice on me than in my mouth! I was thinking the other day how to get the most meat from the mango and I remember a Rachel Ray Show I watched awhile back about how to cut a pinneapple. She cut the bottom where the flower part is, and sat the flat part on the cutting board or counter. Then she cut away the skin in thin strips and starting cutting larger pieces from top to bottom of the pinneapple. I remembered this and I picked up a conventionally grown mango for 1$ at the veggie stand. Luckily mangoes are one of the few foods that are okay to eat conventionally grown see more about that here so I only had to spend 1$! And I got to thinking, to save money on fruit and to get more meat from the fruit, why not pinneapple your mango! Here's how -
First, after washing your mango, cut the bottom portion off so that it can sit flat on your cutting surface.