Julienne is a classic, but time consuming, knife technique in which food is cut into short, 1/8-inch square pieces that resemble matchsticks. Vegetables are most commonly julienned, but some fruits and meats can also be successfully julienned. Foods you might julienne include carrots, celery, apples, jicama, zucchini, asparagus and ham.
Using a Cuisinart food processor is an easy and efficient way to julienne food. The Cuisinart julienne blade produces uniform sticks in a fraction of the time it would take you to cut them by hand.
Things You'll Need
- Cuisinart food processor
- Cuisinart julienne blade
Cut the food into pieces that are just slightly shorter than the width of the food processor’s large feed tube.
Set up the food processor, assembling the bowl, julienne blade and cover. Make sure you push the julienne blade down as far as it will go and that the bowl and cover click into place.
Stack the food into the feed tube, arranging the pieces horizontally so it looks like you are building a log cabin.
Turn on the food processor and push the food through the feed tube using the pusher. Use firm pressure with harder foods such as carrots.
Stop the food processor when all the food has been cut. If you still have more food to julienne, load more pieces into the feed tube and run the processor again.
Wait for the julienne blade to stop spinning.
Remove the food processor cover and the julienne blade, and take the bowl off the base.
Remove the julienned food from the bowl.