Slicing on the Bias: What It Is and How to Do It
Some of recipes call for slicing foods such as carrots and scallions on the bias. What does that mean?
Foods cut on the bias are cut on the diagonal. Picture yourself slicing a peeled carrot into rounds. Instead of cutting perpendicularly to the length of the carrot to create rounds, or “coins,” you rotate either the knife or the carrot about 45 degrees to cut on the diagonal, producing elongated ovals with more surface area.