Yesterday at the grocery store I saw a guy thumping the watermelons with his thumb, trying to pick a good one.
He was doing it wrong.
This is how you pick the perfect watermelon every time.
- Pick up a watermelon and put it back down.
- Repeat with more melons of the same size.
- When you pick up one that is obviously and noticeably heavier than the others of the same size put it in your basket. You have just selected a deliciously sweet watermelon.
I thought I learned this from Alton Brown, but I just searched so I could link to the Good Eats segment where he covered this, and nothing comes up. So maybe I didn't learn this from Alton Brown.
It does not matter though, because this works.