How do you dice a carrot step by step?
To slice a carrot, first cut the root end off and peel it, if desired. Slice the carrot crosswise into three equal pieces. Using one piece at a time, cut it into thin strips. To dice the carrot, turn the strips sideways so that they’re at a right angle to the blade, and cut the strips into small cubes.
What is a small dice cut used for?
Generally smaller than a standard cube, the dice cut also creates uniform squares for even cooking and a polished look. Dicing is often used to make a classic salsa or mirepoix (a mix of carrots, onions, and celery).
How do you cut carrots into different shapes?
For half-moons, slice the carrot lengthwise in half, then place the flat side on your board and cut to your desired thickness. For wedge shapes, slice the carrot lengthwise in half, then place the flat side on your board and cut in half again lengthwise, then cut crosswise however thick you like.