Kitchen Tip: How to Cut Fennel Bulbs

How to Cut Fennel Bulbs | eMeals

Fall vegetables are here, and with them, fennel bulbs! Our Test Kitchen has been busy cutting, chopping, and garnishing with this pretty fall favorite, and we’re here today to show you how to work with it just like our Test Kitchen professionals. So don’t shy away from this fall veggie when it pops up in your grocery store. Instead, read on to master the simple steps to cutting fennel like a pro.

How to Cut Fennel Bulbs | eMeals

1First, cut off the root end (see first graphic in this post) and discard. Then cut the round, white bulb away from the green stalks.

 

How to Cut Fennel Bulbs | eMeals2Next, cut the bulb lengthwise into quarters.

 

How to Cut Fennel Bulbs | eMeals

3Trim away the center core of each bulb quarter.
How to Cut Fennel Bulbs | eMeals

4Thinly slice (or chop) each bulb quarter.
How to Cut Fennel Bulbs | eMeals

5Next, remove the green fronds from the stalks. Fronds make for great additions to salads, or use them as pretty garnishes to soups and stews. Think of them like dill.

How to Cut Fennel Bulbs | eMeals

6Thinly slice (or chop) the stalks.

 

How to Cut Fennel Bulbs | eMeals

Done!

kitchen-buttonFennel is available from fall through spring, and should be stored in the refrigerator wrapped tightly in a plastic bag up to five days.

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