How To Cube A Potato


When we’re sautéing potatoes alone or with other vegetables, making soup with them, or stirring them into stews, we usually cut them into cubes. It’s not always necessary to peel the potato (especially smaller, waxier varieties), but sometimes you’ll want to.

To start the dice, cut the potato into planks lengthwise,  you can vary the width of the slices depending on the size cubes you want.

After you’ve cut the potato into planks, roll it a quarter turn and cut the planks into rectangular strips lengthwise.

Holding the strips together, turn them and cut across the them crosswise to make cubes. This is a good time to use a knife with recesses along the blade, like a Santoku. The small indentions keep the potato from sticking to the knife during slicing.

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