Julienne vegetables for stir fries & salads. Photo: Dreamstime
Wonder how restaurant-style dishes are sometimes tough to replicate? Well, most often we tend to ignore that small detail or finesse required to make a dish stand out from the rest. Let's admit small kitchen techniques can elevate dishes that otherwise look mundane on the dining table. Take chopping vegetables for instance. Now, not many of us are great with knife skills, but it is something that sets a restaurant chef apart.
Julienne is a kind of cut or technique where the knife is used to cut particular vegetables into thin long strips similar to matchsticks. Some vegetables that can be julienned are carrots, bell peppers, zucchini, potatoes and even ginger. They are best used to make stir fries and salads.
Although the market is flooded with julienne peelers, there is no harm mastering the art with your kitchen knife. Check out this video to learn how to julienne vegetables and create good-looking dishes at home.