I love cooking with pumpkin. At first I was intimidated by the idea of cutting one. Like most things, it’s actually easier than you think. Having a nice sharpe knife is a plus when doing this.
Hold the pumpkin by the stem and slice down the sides to remove most of the outter skin. You don’t have to get it all. The rest you can cut off later.
Next, turn the pumpkin on its side and slice off the top.
Scoop out the seeds. I always roast these for my family.
Start cutting the sides of the pumpkin in wedges, pull each section off and cut in cubes, fries or whatever shape that you’re looking for.
Slice off any remaining skin or fibrous strands.