May 23, 2013

How to Cut Vegetables in Julienne Style

Julienne Style cutting means cutting the vegetables in long thins trips or similar to match-sticks which resembles the same shape and length. Do you know, that cutting the vegetables in proper form is critical for every recipe as it varies the taste of the dish. Because the size and cut of the vegetables determines how long it should get cook ( Big, small, long, cibed etc) in recipe accordingly to keep the nice texture and softness of the vegetable.

I always cut the onions in Julianne style for all the stir fries. And when you make noodles or pastas Carrots, Bell Pepper and Zucchini need to be cut into Julienne style to match the texture and length of the Noodles.

For salads, esp for Asian salads Cabbage, Carrot and Cucumber can be cut into Julienne style to get the nice thin and lengthy strips kind of look. Raw Papaya, Apple, and Carrot Salad is one recipe where you can see the clear cut of vegetables in Julienne style.

For fruits, Apples and Pears can be cut into Julienne style to make fresh salads.

Do you know, that Julienne is popular french term  that means youthful. :-)

Here are some ( not so great) pictures that I have captured when I am making the Chili Garlic Noodles....

How to cut the Carrot in Julienne style?

  1. Wash and peel the carrot and trim the edges. Chop the carrot into 3 or 4 equal length pieces ( matchstick length)
  2. Cut the rounded edges on 4 sides, that leaves a rectangular block of carrot
  3. Now slice the carrot into thin strips vertically and stack them and again slice it through length wise.
  4. That will give you nice, long and think match looking like carrot sticks

How to cut the Bell Pepper in Julienne style?

  1. Wash the bell pepper and pat it dry. 
  2. Run through your knife around the stem ( you have to run it into little deep) and take out the stem.
  3. Cut the bell pepper into half length wise, you will get two pepper halves that looks like a small bowl. Now 
  4. use your paring knife ( or you can use hand) remove all the seeds and membranes. That leaves a clean pepper halves.
  5. Now trim the curvy edges and that leaves rectangular half. Now cut into half and slice length wise into long thin strips .  

Some times i just slice the pepper half in width wise to get much more longer strips than it's length. 

Chili Garlic Noodles is one recipe where it uses the Julienne Style cut vegetables to match the noodles.

 Have fun!



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