Cut the ends off the carrot
Peel or scrub a carrot then cut the ends off.
Cut in half
Cut the carrot in half crosswise with a sharp knife
Slice down the center
Take each carrot half and slice lengthwise down the center
Cut into flat rectangular pieces
Place each carrot piece cut-side down and slice into four flat rectangular pieces.
Cut into julienned carrot pieces
Take each of those pieces and slice into thirds, thus creating julienned (matchstick shaped) carrot pieces.
Dicing the carrot
To dice the carrot simply gather up 4 or 5 julienned carrot pieces and slice them into small squares.
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