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    Cubing mushrooms?

    I'm stepping back from "everything I know," (which was never the best way anyhow) and working on the basics, one food or technique at a time. Tonight it is cubing and slicing mushrooms. I would think good technique is the minimum amount handling the food and minimum number of cuts to get the job done.

    I wanted 1/4 in nice looking cubes, instead of randomly chopped pieces. The problem is keeping the mushroom together as I slice it horizontally, then the two cross-cuts to finish the cubes. The 'shroom cut parts of the 'shroom kept sticking to my knife. Seems the less-deep blade of my little 6 inch fillet worked better than the wide chef's blade.


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    looking good! I just did this tonight with a pint of shitake...well, I went for more of a julienne.
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    Why not use the petty?
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    I always use my 240mm sujihiki for this... works great. a petty would work great too unless you're dealing with some big portos then you'd have to make a couple extra cuts to pare them down to a manageable size for the petty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThEoRy View Post
    Why not use the petty?
    I tried all 3 knives. Has to be my technique, but I don't know what I am doing wrong.

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    Extra most mushroom?

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    cut everything vertically using a pull motion, rotate 90deg for second cut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panda View Post
    cut everything vertically using a pull motion, rotate 90deg for second cut.
    That's what I do, too.

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    Well, harumph. Re-thought the moisture, something to keep in mind. I also read the posts, then went online looking at videos.
    (ya, probably should have done that first but still wouldn't have convinced me I'm doing something wrong)

    In the half-dozen videos I found, every one had the same problem, the mushrooms needing some coaxing and putting back together and just fiddling around. And none of them did the very small cubes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by panda View Post
    cut everything vertically using a pull motion, rotate 90deg for second cut.
    Quote Originally Posted by EdipisReks View Post
    That's what I do, too.
    Why pull vs push?
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