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How to turn vegetables

A classic French way of serving vegetables, James Martin demonstrates how to turn potatoes and courgettes, which can be easily adapted to other vegetables

To turn a potato for pommes fondantes or roasted potatoes, hold a potato vertically and using a turning knife (sharp knife with a curved edge), cut the top and bottom off. Cut the potato, top to bottom, in a curving motion, as if you were peeling the potato, creating a barrel shape with the potato.

To turn a courgette, slice a courgette in half or in thirds lengthways, leaving a section of 2-3 inches. Cut into quarters, again lengthways. Use the technique above, creating a point at the top and bottom of the courgette.


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Dear Sir/Madam, Having watched James Martin demonstrate how to turn vegetables, can you please advise me where I can purchase a "turning knife". Thanking you in anticipation, A.J.R.

Canada Goose Canada Goose Posted 16 Aug 2010 12:30 PM