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Emincer is a French cooking term that means to slice thinly.

It is often mistakenly thought by English-speakers to mean "chop finely", based on what the English word "mince" means. But to mince / émincer are what French teachers used to call "faux amis" -- very similar words in the two languages that actually have different meanings.

Language Notes

"Mince" in French means thin.

Chopping Techniques

Allumette; Bâtonnet; Brunoise; Chiffonade; Chopping Onions; Chopping Techniques; Coining; Dice; Emincer; Jardiniere; Julienne; Macédoine; Mince; Mirepoix au gras; Mirepoix; Paysanne; Pulverize; Salpicon; Top and Tail; White Mirepoix

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Also called:

Émincer (French); Scheiben (German)


Oulton, Randal. "Emincer." CooksInfo.com. Published 22 July 2004; revised 01 August 2005. Web. Accessed 04/23/2018. <http://www.cooksinfo.com/emincer>.

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