How to Julienne

When a dish requires matchstick cuts of vegetables (like carrots for stir-fry or potatoes for shoestring fries), follow these steps. 

Photo By: ANDREW PURCELL

Photo By: ANDREW PURCELL

Photo By: ANDREW PURCELL

Photo By: ANDREW PURCELL

Step 1

Cut a carrot into thirds and trim the stem end.

Step 2

One piece at a time, cut a thin slice from a long side so the carrot will lie flat. 

Step 3

Lay the carrot piece flat and thinly slice lengthwise.

Step 4

Stack the slices and cut lengthwise into thin sticks.