Jim Davis: Hi! I am Chef Jim Davis for Harris Teeter and I am going to show you all the ways to slice and cut cucumbers.
How To Chop CucumbersUsually, this cut is used in salads. I am going to peel off the bitter outside green peel. Then I am going to cut off the end of the cucumber. I want to cut it in half length wise and halves. Then I want to cut it into quarters. Now I have got my cucumber cut in quarters, now I simply cut half inch pieces. That's how you chunk a cucumber.
How To Slice CucumbersCut off the ends of the cucumber. Then we are going to cut it in half. We do that so that we can get to the seed bed. We want to scrap out these bitter seeds in the center of our cucumber. We will just use a spoon for that, just like that. Then using my knuckles as a guide I simply slice the cucumber with my sharp chef's knife. And that's how you slice a cucumber.
How To Dice CucumbersCut it in half length wise, and again in half. We use spoon to remove seed part from the middle of the cucumber, just like that. Then we simply cut it into about half inch chunks length ways, pieces. We lay them cross ways and we cut them into a dice.
That's how you dice a cucumber.