Kitchen Skills – How to Bâtonnet a Carrot

How to Bâtonnet a Carrot

Bâtonnet is a skill that makes a big difference in the ease of cooking.

Bâtonnett is a French vegetable cut where you cut food like round vegetables and fruit into long, stick pieces.

This is the same technique that you would use to turn a whole potato into french fries, to make vegetables sticks for dips, or simply as a side dish. It’s also the base for julienne – good for stir-frys and salads.

Here’s a visual guide on how to bâtonnet a carrot, step-by-step.

I serve it often as a side dish, and cook it using the Steam/Boil method. Another handy kitchen skill to have!


How to Bâtonnet a Carrot

Start by peeling the carrot… I think it’s a good idea to keep a scrap bowl by your side as you work…

1. Start by peeling the carrot | How to Bâtonnet a Carrot

Cut off the knobbly ends…

1. Cut off the knobbly ends | How to Bâtonnet a Carrot

Then cut the carrot in half. This determines the length of your sticks. If you want smaller sticks: cut the carrot into thirds.

3. Cut the carrot into half or thirds | How to Bâtonnet a Carrot

Now you want to take your pieces, and cut it into even slices.

4. Cut the pieces into even slices | How to Bâtonnet a Carrot

4. Cutting the pieces into even slices | How to Bâtonnet a Carrot

4. Cutting the pieces into even slices | How to Bâtonnet a Carrot

Mmm, all nice and even.

4. Cutting the pieces into even slices | How to Bâtonnet a Carrot

Then stack your slices of carrot, and cut them into sticks…

5. Cut the slices into sticks | How to Bâtonnet a Carrot

How gratifying to see a single round carrot turn into a row of rectangles! It’s magic. 

5. Cutting the slices into sticks | How to Bâtonnet a Carrot

And you’re done! Perfect bâtonnet carrots, every time.

6. And you're done! | How to Bâtonnet a Carrot


Recipe Idea

How about making this simple buttery carrot side dish using the Bâtonnet cut.  Grab the recipe here.

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