fastest way to cut carrots

3 Quick Ways to Cut Carrots

Easter is my favorite holiday of the year for two reasons.

I love Easter egg hunts! My little niece is about two and a half now and last year I remember taking her around my parents’ backyard looking for eggs for the first time. I think she only had about fifteen eggs by the end, but it took us nearly a whole hour to find all of them. Part of this had to do with the fact that she would walk right past an egg sitting on the ground because she saw another egg and can’t take her eyes off of that first egg until it’s in her hand. The other reason it takes so long is because she has to open every single egg that she picks up and see what’s inside. When she picks up an egg. There are zero other eggs in the whole world until she finishes enjoying the egg that’s in her hand.

This concept is great to me because, growing up, my sisters and I had anything but that mentality. We would literally drag each other to the ground in order to get to an egg first. I remember three separate occasions where I was climbing on something to get an egg because I was too short to reach it (I’m the youngest) and my tallest sister saw what was going on, saw that I couldn’t reach it yet, and saw an opportunity. Within two seconds that egg had been snatched up and was in her bag. At the end we would count up the eggs and never, ever won. Not in my entire life. There was something really cool about us all having this really specific goal of picking up all of the eggs though. Even though it was a competition, we all split the candy at the end and got an equal take.

My other favorite thing about Easter is the meaning behind it. Other holidays I feel like we can sort of cover up what they really mean, but with Easter, there’s no doubt that it’s all about what Jesus has done for us. Christmas has gotten pretty covered up by presents and Thanksgiving has gotten overshadowed by food, but there’s something about Easter that feels less commercialized and more about Christ and his sacrifice. Sometimes we can overlook Christ as we’re scrambling to get the ham ready for dinner or the baskets prepared.

I’m making it my goal this Sunday to be a little more like my niece and pay close attention to the “egg” that’s in my hand and keep full focus on thanking Jesus for saving me and making my life so full instead of being distracted by the next “egg” that I want to find.

“Christ had no sin, but God made him become sin so that in Christ we could become right with God.”

2 Corinthians 5:21, NCV

In honor of Easter and the fact that I can’t go anywhere without seeing a carrots. We’re going to learn three ways to cut carrots today: sticks, diced, and rounds.

1. What you need.

  1. Vegetable Peeler
  2. Chef’s Knife
  3. Cutting Board
  4. Carrots

fastest way to cut carrots

2. Peel those carrots!

Hold onto the skinny end and place the thick end down on cutting board. The flatter you place your carrot, the easier it will be to peel.

Place your vegetable peeler onto the carrot, apply pressure, and move the peeler down the carrot.

As you peel, spin your carrot slightly every few swipes of your peeler to quickly remove the thick outer layer.

fastest way to cut carrots

3. Peel the skinny end.

Hold onto the fat end now and place the carrot flat on your cutting board. Use the same technique, peeling away from you, to remove the remaining outer layer.

fastest way to cut carrots

Dice Your Carrots

1. Remove both ends of your carrots.

2. Cut your carrot in half.

fastest way to cut carrots

3. Make two or three slices into your carrot long-ways (depending on its girth).

fastest way to cut carrots

4. Hold your slices together tightly so they’re still in a carrot shape. Rotate the carrot 90 degrees and make one or two slices length-wise.

fastest way to cut carrots

5. Hold onto one end of all of your carrot sticks. Make a bunch of slices from the opposite side and slice towards your fingers until you have a bunch of carrot cubes.

If your carrot shape falls apart before starting this step it’s no big deal. Just lay out your sticks so they’re even with each other.

6. Repeat this process with the skinny half of your carrot.

Make Carrot Sticks

1. Remove both ends of your carrots.

2. Cut your carrot in half.

fastest way to cut carrots

3. Make two or three slices into your carrot long-ways (depending on its girth).

fastest way to cut carrots

4. Hold your slices together tightly so they’re still in a carrot shape. Rotate the carrot 90 degrees and make one or two slices length-wise.

fastest way to cut carrots

5. Repeat this process on your skinny half, but you shouldn’t need as many slices.

Make Carrot Rounds

1. Remove both ends of your carrots.

2. Hold onto one end of your carrot. Start on the other end and make bunch of slices until you reach your hand.

-To make nice flat circles start at the other end of your carrot and cut straight down.
-To make fun angled circles, start slightly angle your knife like the picture below.IMG_2441

Alrighty. Well that’s all folks!

Here’s my question of the day: give me something else to dip my carrots in. I’ve tried ranch, quac, and hummus and I’m looking for something new.

 

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