Ever wonder how the professional chefs cut cucumber? Well, here's your chance to find out! Join Chef Brad as he teaches the right way to cut and dice cucumber for all of your cooking needs.
Hi, my name's Brad Vigue. I am the Executive Chef for Residence Dining at UBC. Today we're going to learn how to cut a cucumber!
When cutting a cucumber, especially for an application where you're looking for a dice, my recommendation is to first of all cut the cucumber in half, exposing the seeds.
Then you will take the half and cut it in half again, giving your four quarters or a quarter of a cucumber. I recommend taking the seed portion out of the cucumber. It's not necessary, but if you have the product left over, it will last longer and get less wet as it holds in your fridge. Gently tap the blade through.
Then I recommend cutting each of these quarters in half again. From there, put the tip of the knife on the board and apply smooth rocking action, giving you nice, diced cucumbers.
And that's how you cut a cucumber!