That’s when I realized that there are probably many people who don’t get fresh pineapples because they don’t know what to do with it.
You need a strong, sharp knife. Something heavy-duty like a chef’s knife works well.
How to Slice a Pineapple:
Slice the top off. You can take that top and put it into a dish of water. When it roots, you can actually grow another plant from that top.
Slice the bottom end off. You can probably go closer than I did in the picture, but you want a good solid base.
You will want to follow the curve of the fruit, so as you get closer to the bottom, follow the curve.
The fruit is indented, so you will probably have bits of skin left. Once you’ve gotten the main part of the skin off, you can go back to catch those bits of skin still left. Sometimes I use a paring knife, sometimes I simply slice back over it, trying not to waste too much of that delicious fruit.
Slice the fruit in half length-wise
There is a pithy core running the length of the fruit. You will want to remove it.
Now it’s an easy process to simply slice away that pithy core from each section.
Lay the fruit on the cut core section. You want a stable base, no wobbling. Tuck your fingers so you don’t season it with blood. Then slice your sections cross-wise.
Many thanks to Hubby Mike for his help with the photography! <grin> Usually I'm the one behind the camera, but found I can't cut, slice, and click at the same time! <she rolls her eyes>