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Carrots - rounds
Peel the skin of the carrot, remove the stem, and slice at consistent widths from end to end.
Carrots - half-circle slices
Peel the skin of the carrot. Then remove the stem, cut in half vertically, and slice cut-side down at consistent widths from end to end.
Carrots - quarter slices
Remove the skin of the carrot with a peeler and remove the stem. Then cut in half and in the shape of a cross into 4 parts, and slice cut-side down at consistent widths from end to end. It is most efficient to cut each piece vertically in half.
Carrots - matchstick juliennes
Cut a peeled carrot into 4 to 5 cm (about 2 in.) pieces lengthwise, and slice each piece into 3 mm (0.1 in.) wide planks, gradually sliding and stacking the slices. Lastly julienne these into 3 mm (0.1 in.) width thin sticks.
Carrots - julienned
Cut into 4 to 5 cm (about 2 in.) lengths and peel each piece. It will be safer and easier to cut if the edge is thinly sliced off to create a flat surface and this cut surface is placed face down. Slice into 1 to 2 mm (0.5 in.) thick planks, stack by sliding these gradually, and then thinly julienne from end to end.
Carrots - thin rectangular cut
Cut into 4 - 5 cm (1.6 to 2 in.) long pieces, peel, then cut lengthwise into 1 cm (0.4 in.) thick planks. Lastly, cut each slice lengthwise into 2 mm (about 0.1 in.) thick rectangular sticks.
Carrots - long stick cut
Cut into 4 - 5 cm (1.6 to 2 in.) long pieces, peel the skin, then cut lengthwise into 1 cm (0.4 in.) width planks. Lastly, cut each plank lengthwise into 7 mm to 1 cm (0.3 to 0.4 in.) thick long sticks.
Carrots - random cut
Peel the carrot and chop into easy-to-eat pieces while turning. For thick carrots, first cut in half lengthwise. By placing the knife in approximately the center of the previous cut and then cutting, uniform-sized pieces can be achieved.
Carrots - chateau cut
Cut into lengths of about 4 cm (1.6 in.), then divide into 4 equal pieces lengthwise. For thick carrots, divide into 6 equal pieces. Chamfer each corner.