How to Cut Carrots Into Even Pieces

F&W Test Kitchen whiz Justin Chapple demos a genius trick for cutting carrots into even pieces.

F&W Test Kitchen whiz Justin Chapple demos a genius trick for cutting carrots into even pieces.

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I'm Jeffrey Chapel from Food and Wine step kitchen. Join me as I demonstrate Mad Genius Tips. The problem with cutting Carrots, or any tapered vegetable for that matter, is that it's tapered. And one side is bigger than the other. That can sometimes be a problem, especially if you're going to cook the vegetable, because it's super important that it's in even pieces for even cooking. The tip here is fairly simple. It's a classic technique, but it's genius. Position your knife on the cutting board and you're gonna want to slide the carrot under the knife. To the size of the piece that you're looking for. Let's say I'm going for three-quarter inch pieces. So I'll slide the carrot, you know, just three-quarters inch under the knife and make one cut on a bias, just like that. Now, you simply turn the carrot either away from you or towards you one-quarter turn. And with the same amount of carrot under your knife, keeping your knife in position You'll go ahead and make another cut. [MUSIC] You're gonna continue to turn your carrot one-quarter turn in the same direction that you did before. And you're gonna continue to make cuts until you get to the end of the carrot. So as you can see, as I'm cutting my carrot, I haven't moved my knife and all I'm doing is turning the carrot. And I'm getting these really nice, even, beautiful pieces. [MUSIC] [BLANK_AUDIO]
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