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How to Cut Carrots for Even Cooking

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by Susie Middleton

Carrots need to be cut in consistent widths to cook evenly. Here’s the method we use:

Cut peeled carrots into 2-inch lengths and then halve each piece lengthwise. Lay them cut side down on the cutting board and slice lengthwise about 3/8 inch thick.

From Fine Cooking issue #101, p. 86

Try this method out on the following recipes:

Pomegranate-Balsamic-Glazed Carrots   Gingery Sautéed Carrots
Pomegranate-Balsamic-Glazed Carrots   Gingery Sautéed Carrots
     
Roasted Winter Vegetables with a Maple-Ginger Glaze   Braised Carrots & Shallots
Roasted Winter Vegetables with a Maple-Ginger Glaze   Braised Carrots & Shallots

Photos: Scott Philliips

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