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If you've ever tried to cut a slippery mango you know just how dangerous this tropical fruit can be. There you are slicing through the flesh and trying to score it into beautiful cubes when...ouch...you cut yourself and end up with a bloody mess in the kitchen. Well, never fear because Alton Brown is here to show us all how to cut mango safely and efficiently.
In this three-minute video, the ever-so-detailed Food Network host shows us his best tips for cutting through a mango effortlessly and without having to end up in the emergency room. He also covers the most common mistakes people make when try to cut a mango.
You'll be amazed at how simple his solution is and you'll wonder why it didn't occur to you sooner. At least you'll be able to put your new skills to good use making things like mango and brie quesadillas and salad with mango and prosciutto.
At some point in the video, Brown confesses to having avoided mangos for a while because they are so hard to slice (we breathed a sigh of relief as we've been there too). Without further ado, here's how to cut mango safely once and for all. Viewer discretion is advised as the video is a little bloody: