How to chop julienne

'Julienne' is a French term for the method of cutting vegetables into thin strips. Follow these tips to perfect your chopping method. We've used a carrot as an example.

  1. Peel the carrot and trim both ends
  2. Cut the carrot into two pieces
  3. Slice a small piece from one side of the carrot to create a flat surface
  4. Place the carrot flat onto the chopping board, then trim another flat surface on one side of it
  5. Hold the carrot at each end with your thumb and little finger
  6. Place your remaining fingers flush against the flat edge of the carrot so that your fingernails act as a buffer against the blade
  7. Carefully cut a fine slice from the edge of the carrot, letting the knife gently graze your fingernails on the way down. Inch your fingernails back as you cut, then slice again
  8. Continue chopping until all of the carrot has been cut into fine slices, then pile the slices on top of each other
  9. Repeat the slicing process as before to create long, thin strips of carrot

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