Cutting Thin Strips and Slivers

Slice perfect vegetable strips.

Enlarge Image Make sure to slice thin slivers.
  • To cut vegetables into julienne strips, use a cleaver or chef's knife to slice the food into pieces about 2 inches long and about 1/4 inch thick.
  • Stack the slices and cut them lengthwise again into strips about 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick.
  • To sliver green onion, garlic, or gingerroot, use a cleaver or chef's knife to cut the food into 2-inch or shorter lengths.
  • Halve each section lengthwise or cut lengthwise into thin slices about 1/8 inch thick.
  • Cut each half or slice lengthwise into thin slivers about 1/8 inch thick.

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