How to roll cut a carrot

This is the newest cutting technique that I learned a couple days ago. I tested it tonight to see how easy it would be after a long day cooking. The preparation and cooking are surprisingly simple, but you get a really nice looking result.  

This is the final product. Read more to see a breakdown of each step.

Step 1: Wash and peel carrots. Heat 1-2 inches of water to boil while you cut the carrots.

Step 2: Start with narrow end of carrot and make an angled cut 

Step 3: Turn the carrot toward your body (if you were looking at the slice straight on, you would move the carrot counter clockwise). Cut the surface of the previous slice in half (like you can see still attached above)

Continue cutting the carrot this way. Cut as many carrots as you want (I used 3). 

Step 4: Place in steamer (either a pot with holes on the bottom that can go on top of the boiling pot with a lid OR a metal steamer that sits in your pot). Put lid on and steam for around 5 minutes. 

Step 5: Check on carrots at around 5 minutes. Keep cooking if you want them softer. 

Step 6: Enjoy as a side dish, in a soup, or however you want to eat them!

This was most of my dinner. Roasted butternut squash, steamed carrots, and sautéed kale (which ended up crispy like kale chips).

-Kate D. 

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