Julienne French Fries 🍟

August 12th is National Julienne Fries 🍟 Day

Julienne, allumette, or french cut, is a culinary knife cut in which the food item is cut into long thin strips, similar to matchsticks.Common items to be julienned are carrots for carrots julienne, celery for cΓ©lΓ©ris remoulade, potatoes for Julienne Fries, or cucumbers for naengmyeon.

Trimming the ends of the vegetable and the edges to make four straight sides makes it easier to produce a uniform cut. The measurement for julienne is 1–2 mm × 1–2 mm × 4–5 cm (0.04–0.08 in × 0.04–0.08 in × 1.6–2 in). Once julienned, turning the subject 90 degrees and dicing finely will produce brunoise (3 mm × 3 mm × 3 mm).

The first known use of the term in print is in François Massialot's Le Cuisinier Royal et Bourgeois (1722 edition). The origin of the term is uncertain.


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