Tuesday’s Tip of the Day: Peeling Carrots like a Pro
From carrot curry soup to carrot ribbons, understanding how to quickly and efficiently peel a carrot is an easy way to expedite the cooking process at home.
If you still have the stem end in tact, use that as a handle as you easily peel the carrot. If you have already removed the stem end, use a kitchen fork to hold the carrot in place as you peel. Now that we have the fundamentals in place, let’s peel the carrot!
Most people hold the carrot in their hand as they peel away. This has a few problems as peelers are sharp and you can easily slip and peel your finger instead. Secondly, it takes longer because you cannot do long smooth strokes and rotating the carrot with one hand can be a challenge. Here is what I recommend.
Lay the carrot on your cutting board. Either holding onto the stem end, if still intact, or using a fork (as shown below), secure the carrot to the board. Next, use your peeler working in long smooth strokes starting at one end and working all the way to the next end. As you peel, you can easily rotate the carrot around as your peel all sides. I prefer purchasing carrots that still have the stem ends on, but when in a pinch, a fork works perfectly as well.
Now with that, let the peeling begin!
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