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A kitchen utensil made to simplify the process of making julienne strips used for decorative garnishes. These peelers typically have two blades, one straight-edge and one saw-tooth, placed perpendicular to the handle that serves to cut consistent sized strips as the utensil is run down and through the flesh of a vegetable or fruit. Fruits and vegetables are cut into strips that resemble matchsticks. Julienne strips are usually no more than 1/8 inch square, but can be cut to any length desired. Vegetables cut this way cook much faster, so julienne strips are often used in stir-fries. They are also used as a decorative cut to garnish various dishes.
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