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You Will Need
- A chef’s knife
- A cutting board
- And a vegetable to cut
Wash & peel
Wash and peel the vegetable, if necessary.
Grasp the knife in your dominant hand, holding the handle close to the blade with three fingers: your middle, ring, and pinkie. Curl your forefinger around one side of the blade while holding your thumb on the opposite side.
With your non-knife-wielding hand, hold the vegetable firmly on the cutting board close to the area you will cut, and chop off the ends of the vegetable.
Cut in half
Cut the vegetable in half with a vertical slice.
With one vegetable half at a time, slice the vegetable vertically into ½' to ¾' slabs.
Rotate & cut
Give each of the slab-cut vegetable halves a quarter-turn and then slice the slabs vertically into ½' to ¾' pieces until you have a coarsely chopped pile.