Unique Vegetable Cuts for Pickling. In This Issue, Carrots.

Pickling vegetables at home is fun and easy.

But occasionally, it’s fun to mix things up a little bit and add some additional “spice” to the project.

By spice, we mean creating some additional interest and visual appeal to your pickled masterpieces.

Pickling Cuts and Shapes

The three most common pickling cuts or shapes when it comes to cucumbers are whole, spears, and chips/diced coins.

These traditional shapes have very practical applications. They can be eaten by hand, in the case of whole pickles and speared pickles. They can also be added as a topping to a burger, as is the case for chips/coined pickles.

Other vegetables open the possibilities for creative expression in new cuts and shapes.

We recently created a video to explore some of the additional ways you can cut carrots to create additional visual interest in your pickling.

Most of these cuts, require nothing more than a knife and a vegetable peeler. (Bonus: if you’ve been shopping on our site lately, you’ll notice that we often given away TWO FREE vegetable peelers as a promotion.)

You can however, invest a few extra dollars to purchase some specialty tools (gadgets) which can further your “shapes” repertoire if you’re really “into it”.

A mandolin and a spiralizer are 2 of the “specialty” devices you could consider and the less expensive versions only cost between $25 and $50 respectively.

Mandolin vegetable slicer  Green vegetable spiralizer


Pickling Carrots – Unique Cut Varieties

One of the best examples for cutting variety comes from a crowd pickling favorite – carrots.

Our video covered these particular cuts below, that go beyond whole, or baby carrots.

Variety of carrot cuts and slices for pickling carrots at home

Pickling carrots offers many fun varieties of cuts, including:
  • Discs or coins (both bias cut and crinkle cut)
  • Sticks
  • Panels
  • Round Balls (Parisienne, Noisette and Petit Pois)
  • Oval
  • Shreds
  • Matchsticks
  • Spiral Cut Threads

Each of these unique cuts can add additional appeal to your repertoire of flavors and vegetable combinations and can help to make your pickling more fun, and rewarding.

Let us know what you try next!

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