The Reason Gordon Ramsay Cuts Green Peppers Upside Down

Have you ever pondered the correct way of cutting a bell pepper? The bumpy vegetable can be a tricky feat to conquer, even for the sharpest of knives. Thankfully, famed chef Gordon Ramsay, of "Hell's Kitchen" and "MasterChef," teaches us a way to cut green peppers that will change the way we forever look at the veggie.

Bell peppers are packed with vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, B6, K1, and folate and are composed mainly of water (via Healthline). The low-calorie food is an excellent source of fiber and antioxidants. Style Craze says the fruit is known for supporting eye health, reducing inflammation, and preventing hypertension. Bell peppers make the perfect addition to casseroles, soups, spreads, and salads, and there's a great recipe for Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

So grab your favorite kitchen knife and cutting board. It's time to learn Ramsay's trick for cutting green peppers upside down.

Gordon Ramsay says cutting upside down creates less mess

Ramsay says that if you want to find the perfect pepper, you must look for one that is firm, smooth, and wrinkle-free. In a YouTube video, the famous chef is seen cutting a bell pepper by removing the stalk with a knife and then positioning the pepper facing downward. He then places the blade at the top of the pepper and slices downward, all the way around the pepper, slicing around the seeds. Ramsay says this method is twice as quick as traditional slicing and isn't as messy. After cutting around the pepper, toss the seed into the compost. Finally, he flattens each piece of the pepper, places the pepper skin side down, and swiftly juliennes each section into strips. He says the slices are perfect for sautéing.

Serious Eats advocates for the skin side down tactic as well, stating that cutting with the skin side facing down prevents you from crushing the flesh of the vegetable.