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sliced carrots and a chef knife on a wooden cutting board

How to slice carrots

A tutorial for slicing carrots into round coins.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword knife skills
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Author Tara Buss


  • 1 chef's knife sharp
  • 1 cutting board wooden


  • carrots as many as needed


  • Wash and peel carrots with a vegetable peeler.
  • Using a chef's knife, slice off both ends of the carrot.
  • Steady carrot with non-dominant hand. Using an up and down rocking motion with the knife, start at one end and slice straight down creating a round coin. Slices can be thick or thin depending on desired results. Try to keep cuts even.
  • Continue slicing until entire carrot is cut.