How to cut a carrot paysanne

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The Staff Canteen

Editor 23rd March 2017

So for this demonstration, I'm going to show you how to do a paysanne of vegetables. Now were going to use some carrots for this but a paysanne can be with leeks, it could be with potatoes and what it is an evenly cut piece of vegetable, it could be half moon, squares, triangles, size wise roughly 15 mls by about 3 mls wide.

So from our blocked off carrot these have been peeled, cut into sections, washed. We're going to take these down and I'm going to split them down the middle, into squares so their really chunky batons and then were going to take those batons and were going to cut those into triangles.

So we are just slicing through, just being careful, not very stable at this stage because you haven't got a flat surface you're trying to cut the corners to give yourself triangles like so and then classic crab with your fingers, running the knife up and down your knuckles slicing to around 3 MM thick. You’re just coming through and the secret is you've just got your fingers like that and you're rocking back slightly each time you bring the knife up and down, just making sure you don't leave your little finger trailing as you do so, and that's a paysanne of vegetables.

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 23rd March 2017

How to cut a carrot paysanne