I can’t begin to tell you how useful a potato is, as it gives us so much in many different ways. But one thing is for sure, whenever I cook them, it’s always a blast. It does not matter if it’s a boring, ordinary day - when potatoes are on the table, the kids think it’s a feast!
How do you cut and prepare your potatoes?
There are so many ways and styles of cutting potatoes. This is what makes them more interesting for consumers. The way we cut them makes these potatoes much more exciting.
Stick with me, and we will learn how to cut potatoes into wedges!
You can cut your potatoes into sticks, like the common fries you order from fast food restaurants, or the cubes you usually eat in every meal. But this time, we will cut them into wedges. This type of cut is great because it's applicable to a wide range of recipes.
Clean your potatoes - Wash it with water, and rub it until it is clean. They will take away the dirt, germs and harmful chemicals.
Peel the potatoes - If you are the type who doesn't like to cook potatoes with their skin on, you can peel it off. Some recipes call for a potato with skin on, others do not.
Prepare your cutting board and knife. Put the potato on top of the cutting board and slice the potato in half, lengthwise.
Get the two halves of the potato and cut it into thirds. Now, you have your wedges! These are very big. Would you like smaller ones?
If you like big wedges, you can stop at Step #4.
However, if you like them smaller, then proceed to this step. Cut the big wedges lengthwise again and then you will have the size that you like.
You can cut it again if you like, but it might be too small. It is up to you.
Here is a video that will show you how to follow the easy steps above:
Apart from wedges (mentioned before), there are other ways to cut them. It really depends on what dishes you are going to make. To give you an idea, here are the three other common potato cuts:
Want to become more adventurous and stylish with your potatoes? There are what we call special cuts and you will need special kinds of knives to make them.
Do you want to learn more?
Here’s a video to make it much easier for you to follow all the steps. It is always fun to watch a video on how to do the different cuts. So, here is another one folks, enjoy!
That wasn't hard at all, right? Now you know how to cut your potato into wedges and better still, you have learned other types of cutting as well. Wasn’t that fascinating?