How to Cut Mint Chiffonade (Tiny Ribbons) – Video

I’m crazy about mint, though I’m a lot more likely to use it in savory dishes than add it superfluously to a dessert plate. It brings a fresh, slightly surprising element to dishes like Pappardelle with Eggplant Ragu or these Fava Beans with Potatoes and Saffron Rice.

Have you ever wondered how chefs make those neat, even little ribbons from mint (otherwise known as chiffonade)? Watch the quick little video above and I’ll show you exactly how it is done, and you’ll feel proud when you master a new knife skill.

I’m trying something a little bit different from last week’s Dutch baby video. That one was hosted on vimeo and today’s is on youtube. My hope is that youtube offers a bigger sharing platform. So if you like the video, please do click the YouTube button and share it!

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Posted by Michael Natkin on Monday, March 12th, 2012 in Cooking Videos.

2 Responses to “How to Cut Mint Chiffonade (Tiny Ribbons) – Video”

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    March 12, 2012 at 7:31 am #

    Cool! The same technique works when you need to make 1/2″-wide ribbons of omelet to “weave” into a lattice over a recipe like Nasi Goreng: you make a 10″ thin omelet or two, roll it up, and cut into 1/2″ cylinders, and then weave to your heart’s content. You get much better results than just trying to cut it straight on the flat.

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    April 8, 2012 at 7:33 am #

    Thanks for the great video. I’m dangerous with a knife so it was very helpful.

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