Did you know you can cut carrots in so many ways? Join Chef Brad as he teaches us 3 easy ways to cut a carrot! You'll be a carrot-cutting pro by the end of this video!
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 carrot three ways!
Traditionally, anything that's rounded needs to be squared off at the bottom so the carrot doesn't roll away from you. The first thing to do is cut slices with your fingers tucked behind the blade. This will prevent you from cutting your fingertips. Apply even pressure as you slice the carrot. This provides you with nice slices for use in a salad or any other application.
Next, utilize these slices into a matchstick or julienne cut. Spread out the slices a bit so it's not in one pile. Put the tip of the knife on the cutting board, and apply smooth cutting motions, producing long sticks of carrot. This can go into a stir fry or a salad.
From there, turn it sideways and cut again. This will give you a small dice which can be used for soup prep or as a finish for soups or salads if that is your desired size.
And that's how to cut a carrot three ways!