Eating pomegranates takes a bit of work, the taste though, in my opinion, is well worth it. There may be easier ways to skin a pom but here's how I do it.
Slice it in half. Nope, I didn't cut myself in the process, though that's not out of the realm of possibility.
I then cut it in half again.
Now comes the part that could potentially be messy. I highly recommend that you not wear your white silk blouse when you do this...nor should you do this on your fine linen tablecloth, the stains don't come out, I speak from experience.
After you've quartered the pom, bend the quarter you're working with back so it exposes the kernels of the pom.
Using your fingers, separate the kernels from the white pithy membrane. I don't care for it, it's very bitter to my taste buds.
It should look like this when you finish. I leave the undesirable kernels behind, they aren't as red and plump as they should be.
Move on to the remaining sections doing the same as above. When you finish you'll have a bowl full of ruby red, tart and sweet, juicy goodness. Yum.
Once peeled I use a spoon to eat the pom, however, I've heard you can add the kernels to salads. Daughter says that a friend of hers made some Jell-O and put the pomegranate kernels in it, not sure what flavor of Jell-O, though. I'm going to give both of these suggestions a try.
If you've never eaten a pomegranate, I highly recommend them. You won't be disappointed.