5 Basic Knife Cuts Chop Chapter 25 – Page 359 Mince Name of Cut Cube DicePareSliceGrateJulienne (not in book)Chapter 25 – Page 359Name of CutPictureDefinition
6 definitions Chop – cut food into small irregular pieces Mince – chop finelyCube – cutting food into small square pieces ½ inch squareDice – cutting food into small square pieces ¼ to 1/8 inch squarePare – cut a very thin layer of peel with a paring knifeSlice – cut food into large, thin pieces with a slicing knifeGrate – cut food into smaller pieces shreds by rubbing against a graterJulienne (not in book) – “Matchstick” cut 1/8 by 1/8 by 2 inches long
15 Today you need: Agenda: Completed Mise en Place Worksheet Pen or PencilAgenda:Individual Salsa/Knife Skills LabLab Reflection QuestionsWhich Cutting Technique Worksheet (need book)
16 Fresh Salsa 1 tomato, peeled and chopped small ½ green onion, sliced thin½ garlic clove, finely minced¼ jalapeno, seeds removed and finely diced¼ lime, juiced½ tsp. cilantro, chopped¼ onion, small dice (add to taste)¼ tsp. ground cumin1½ tsp. vegetable oil1 oz (or 2 tbsp.) tomato juicesalt and pepper, to taste
17 Salsa Lab Evaluation Questions Answer these questions on the back of your mise en place worksheet.The cutting edge of a knife is known as what part?What is the part of the knife called that is opposite of the cutting edge?What type of knife would you use to mince items such as onions, garlic and herbs?What type of knife would you use to remove the skin of an apple?What type of knife would you use to cut a loaf of bread?What is the hand called that does not hold the knife? What finger should your knife balance on when gripping your knife?If I were to cut a potato into ½”x½” cubes, what knife cut would I be using?If I were to cut a carrot into 2” long strips that measure ¼” x ¼” in diameter, what knife cut would I be using?What should you put under your cutting board to prevent it from sliding around when you are using it?
18 If time…Which Cutting Technique WorksheetPage 92 in textbook