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Green peppers - matchstick juliennes
[Sliced along the grain]
Slice the green pepper in half vertically, remove the stem and the seeds, and slice sideways following the grain to widths of around 3 mm (0.1 in.). Green peppers cut using this method will have a crisp texture when sauteed.
[Sliced against the grain]
Slice the green pepper in half vertically, remove the stem and the seeds, and cut at a right angle to the grain to widths of around 3mm. This cutting method is recommended for raw consumption.
Green peppers - random cut
Place the knife diagonally on the round green pepper and cut it up irregularly. When the cut is close to the seeds, stand the green pepper up and cut in a manner to avoid the seeds so that you can neatly cut to the end.
Green peppers - removing seeds
Cut the pepper in half, fold the stem and then remove the seeds with your fingers. This is an easier and less wasteful method than using a knife.