Its all about knowing where? to cut, so as you slice down the mango that is standing up with one hand, and use a sharp knife....Half way across one side cut down, if you hit the stone inside, start again but a tad more out from the side.In time you get the hang of it, took me a while too :) also have a look on YouTube.
My husband can't eat Mangos so when I cut one - it is all mine! I cut the cheeks off, dice the flesh and chomp into like an animal. It is an activity done alone- no one wants to see that.
The skins are scraped and the seed( not pip) is enjoyed last. No waste.
I never waste even a teensy amount of the fruit! I have an enormous Kensington Pride tree in my back yard which has to be at least 50 years old!! It is amazing!!! I far prefer my mangoes dried to fresh as they taste like lollies when dehydrated properly. I have a commercial dehydrator which after 20 years of intense usage ,needs to have the motor serviced or more likely,replaced!! The secret is in the cutting of the fruit very evenly.I worked out the best way to use every last piece as close to the deed as possible!!My parents adore them so much,as do everyone else I have shared with in the past. Hopefully I can get the motor seen to soon,as I hate the amount of fruit which goes to waste!!My crop should not be a big one this year as I had the tree professionally lopped after last season's fruiting! Next year though,should give a bumper crop. Mangoes are almost like a ;weed' here in Nth Qld, and they are to be found everywhere you look! They grow so easily from dropped fruit too,so it is not hard to get a tree for the garden if we want one!! The worst part is the mess made by the flying foxes as they enjoy their Midnight Feasts throughout Mango season!!! They leave such a huge mess to clean up every single morning!!!! I have never paid for a mango in my life!
We always had mangoes as a child, but we never had a mango tree. My dad would buy them by the box, on his way home from work with the other fruit & veggies. He'd always cut down both sides of the STONE, & the sides would be cut into little squares. Turn the sides 'inside out' & eat So yummy! And the STONE would NEVER be wasted! It would always end up, like the 1 in dwalk's photo!!!