How To Julienne
Watch more Food Preparation Tips, Tricks, & Techniques videos: http://www.howcast.com/guides/195-Food-Preparation-Tips-Tricks-and-Techniques Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - http://howc.st/uLaHRS Learn to cut vegetables into small, even strips, a technique known as julienning. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: http://howc.st/ytmainplaylists Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - http://howc.st/HOE3aY Howcast Video Games Channel - http://howc.st/tYKKrk Howcast Tech Channel - http://howc.st/rx9FwR Howcast Food Channel - http://howc.st/umBoJX Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - http://howc.st/vmB86i Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - http://howc.st/vKjUjm Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - http://howc.st/vbbNt3 Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Wash & peel Wash and peel the vegetable, if necessary. Step 2: Grasp knife Grasp the knife in your dominant hand, holding the handle close to the blade with three fingers: your middle, ring, and pinkie. Curl your forefinger around one side of the blade while holding your thumb on the opposite side. Step 3: Hold vegetable With your non-knife-wielding hand, hold the vegetable firmly on the cutting board close to the area you will cut. Tip Curl your fingers so that the tips are firmly planted on the vegetable and the knuckles point outward—in the food world, this is called the 'claw grip'. Step 4: Cut ends Cut off the ends of the vegetable. Step 5: Determine length Determine the length of julienne your recipe calls for—2 inches or smaller is the standard—and cut the vegetable crosswise into sections of that length. Step 6: Cut sides Cut off the sides of one section. It should now resemble a block with 4 long flat surfaces—this will make it easier to cut uniform pieces. Tip Keep the point of the knife on the board and use a steady rocking motion to slice—not saw—the vegetable with the full length of the blade. Step 7: Cut lengthwise Cut the sections lengthwise into uniform slabs 1/16 of an inch thick. Tip Try to hold the sections together evenly—it makes for a neater cut. Step 8: Stack slabs & cut Stack the slabs on top of each other and—again holding them evenly—cut them lengthwise into sticks that are 1/16 of an inch wide. Did You Know? Julienne is a popular French girl's name meaning 'youthful'—and that's true.