How to cut strawberries, the easy way, is great knowledge for anyone preparing fruit or green salads. When choosing or picking your strawberries - look for red, ripe ones about medium sized (they are sweeter). Strawberries will not ripen as they sit - so don't buy any whitish ones.
Place your strawberries in a colander and sort through them.
Discard any overly soft ones, or moldy mushy ones.
Rinse the strawberries off to remove any dirt and residual pesticides.
If you picked your own or purchased them, from a market - you may need to wash them more thoroughly.
Tilt the colander to help remove excess water.
Place the strawberries that you intend to cut, onto a few layers of paper towels and using more paper towels, pat them dry.
On a clean cutting board, you can try to remove the hulls, by gathering the leaves and pulling.
Some people have a hull remover especially for this purpose.
As you can see here, the hull did not remove, just the leaves. Since the hull is bitter tasting - you want to remove it completely.
Luckily the hull is not deep - so it can easily be cut off by using a sharp serrated knife.
About 1/8 or 1/4 inch should do it.
Now we are ready to actually cut the strawberries.
Start by cutting the strawberries in half.
Then cut each half of the strawberries into quarters (if they are large enough).
Follow the steps above to cut as many strawberries as you will need.
Note: Cut strawberries do not keep well for very long and are best eaten soon after being cut, so only cut what you will need.
Now you know How to Cut Strawberries quickly and easily to enjoy in many recipes. Check out the right column for an idea of what to make with your cut strawberries.