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Cutting Carrots for Roasting

By Cook's Illustrated Published November 2010

Sometimes how you prep a vegetable is as important as how you cook it.

Cutting carrots to a uniform size is the key to evenly cooked results in our Roasted Carrots recipe.

LARGE

(over 1 inch in diameter)

Halve crosswise, then quarter each section lengthwise to create a total of 8 pieces.

MEDIUM

(½ to 1 inch in diameter)

Halve crosswise, then halve wider section lengthwise to create a total

of 3 pieces.

SMALL

(less than ½ inch in -diameter)

Halve crosswise. (Leave sections whole.)