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Thank You I have heard of inverting the half to make the squares stick up; but, never the first part of cutting into *3* pieces! (Having always tried to halve it along the pit and twist as with a peach has not worked well)
Thank you worked great!!!!
Great!!! I learned something new today. I might try to cut a mango now.
This worked great! We were able to pop off most of the pieces and just slid the other pieces off with a knife. Thanks for posting this.
Game changer! I’ve always struggled with cutting mangos as they are so slippery when skinned first. Makes it almost impossible not to drop it or injure yourself!
This method works so great! I’ve told most of my friends about it. Thanks so much!
Hint: I peel my mangos before cutting with a regular potato peeler. Or, the Hawai’ian way is to cut it as you describe then cross cut each flesh side gently until you feel the inside of the skin. Once you completely have crossed cut the half then turn it inside out and cut the pieces off. A video would be better I know. Good luck.
I had never cut a mango before but love them so much. I used this instruction today and it worked PERFECTLY! I enjoyed this delicious, milky sweet mango so much! Thanks for your instruction. I couldn’t be more pleased!!
I use the same cross hatch method but i make the slices diagonally each way and it seems easier to cut.
Good to know Bernie, thanks!
Followed directions and got every bit of flesh by using a grapefruit spoon and scraping every bit from pit and skin. Sooo good.
Thank you for sharing your instructions. I just tried it out & it worked so so. But I will keep practicing & will have it done right soon. Thanks again.
The bast way to eat a mango is in the bath! That way you can get all that lovely flesh, including all the yummy stuff around the pip. You can be safe in the knowledge that no one will see you and therefore not care how messy it gets. Totally deluxe, everyone should try it.
I, too, enjoy just chowing down on my mango. We lived in Hawaii for 3 years and were lucky enough to have plenty of mangoes growing in our yard. We’d eat them right over the kitchen sink.
I have always had a hard time figuring out the best way to cut a mango. However, this method works great, thank you for the tip!
Great description of a slippery process :) I have used your guidance and advice for my today’s recipe. Thank you!
Can’t wait to try this recipe…I live in the Dominican Republic in a pueblo that has as many mangos (and limes) as cities have cars.
Cut and peel?…no no no… they pick them up off the ground or knock one off a tree by throwing a rock at it and then dig thier teeth in and pull the skin back, now the juicy fruit is exposed for eating.
Hey what’s the matter with getting your hands dirty that why we have the expression “it is finger licking good!”
You can also scooped out the mango flesh using a drinking glass.Just slice the mango then slide it into the glass and cut it. =)
Thank you! This was helpful for a mango salsa recipe I’m making tonight. :)
This is a great technique for cutting mangoes, I also like using OXO’s mango slicer, it makes quick work of removing the pit.
I’m so glad I clicked onto this site as I have a mangled mango in the kitchen right now, but ohhh so delicious. The best part is that I have another whole one! Yippee!!!!
I like my mangoes sliced against the grain, because sometimes even “cutting” mangoes are fibrous. So I peel it with a carrot peeler, then score it to the seed all around horizontally, and finally cut the flesh off the seed into a bowl. For beginners, this way also helps you feel how the seed is aligned. Of course I still wind up with strings in my teeth because I can’t resist gnawing on the seed!