Weekly Hack: Basic knife cuts cheat sheet

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Attention, cottage cooks! Are you prepped for slow cooker, casserole, and soup season? Well, you will be, with this cheat sheet to common knife cuts. If the recipe says:


Cut into bite-sized pieces, about ⅓” to ½” in diameter

“Finely chopped”

Chop slightly smaller than bite-sized

“Roughly chopped”

Chop slightly larger than bite-sized


Chop into even pieces, about ¼” in diameter


Chop into even pieces, about ⅛” in diameter


Chop into bite-sized, uniform squares


Cut into thin, 3″-long matchsticks, no thicker than ¼”


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