This cooking skill shows how to cut sliced cucumbers. Cucumbers are very versatile and can be used in many recipes. It may be just a chef’s thing, but give a ‘cookies’ a cucumber to slice and the knife turns into a Formula 1 racing car. At some time, many chefs have tried to break the world record for chopping a cucumber, but very often end up with a plaster wrapped around their finger! So, please do not try to copy the guys on television – take your time. Saying that, slicing and dicing a cucumber is probably the best vegetable to practice your new-found knife skills on.
Cutting sliced cucumbers
- Wash the cucumber before using.
- You don’t have to peel your cucumber, but for making sandwiches, for example, it is much nicer if you do. To peel a cucumber, simply use a potato peeler and peel it in long, green strips like peeling a carrot.
- Place the cucumber onto the board and carefully cut across it to form circles.
Other cooking skills related to cutting cucumber are as follows: