Best Tool to Julienne Large Quantities of Vegetables
- Breadcrumbs Apr 25, 2013 04:37 AM
Much as I love my chef's knife, it makes for a slow process when I need 8 cups or more of julienned vegetables.
Is there an electric device that will do this?
Haven't use one, but there are food proccessor blades for julienned cuts. The quickest, non powered option would likely be a mandolin...watch your fingers.
Personally, I prefer a knife and will use one with a mostly flat edge...either an Asian veggie cleaver ( very fast, but imprecise) or a Japanese Usuba ( very precise, but slow).
A food processor will do 8 cups in a flash, but you'd need to get one with a wider mouth, otherwise you'll end up with very short strips. The mandoline solution will beat the knife every time (2-3X faster, if not more, depending on your knife skills) and is a good compromise on cost and convenience.