Two Easy Ways to Cut Carrots

by0| PUBLISHED Nov 1, 2011 8:00 AM
Two Easy Ways to Cut Carrots

SAVEUR's executive food editor Todd Coleman shows us two super-simple ways to cut carrots into even, aesthetically pleasing pieces — no wasted carrot bits, and no appliances necessary!

What you'll need

  • A sharp knife

The Roll Cut

  • Starting at the tapered end, make a diagonal cut.
  • Make a quarter turn, and cut again in the same place, moving up the carrot as you go.
  • The cuts from the tapered end will be the same size as the cuts from the thick end.

The Julienne

  • Hold the carrot at an angle and make thin cuts working your way up the carrot.
  • Make a tight stack, like laying out a deck of cards.
  • Holding down the stack, make tight cuts for a beautiful julienne.