How To Cut Potatoes Into Wedges? Useful Techniques To Help Your Day

How To Cut Potatoes Into Wedges? Useful Techniques To Help Your Day

I can’t tell you how many useful ways a potato can give us. But one sure thing I know is, however, I cook them, it always is a blast. It does not matter if it is an ordinary day when the potato is on the table, the kids would think it’s a feast!

How To Cut Potatoes Into Wedges?

How do you cut and prepare your potatoes?

There are so many ways or styles in cutting potatoes. That is what makes it more interesting in the eyes of the consumers. The way we cut them makes these potatoes the much hotter when it comes to culinary.

Stick with me, and we will learn how to cut potatoes into wedges!

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What You Will Need

How To Cut Potatoes Into Wedges: What You Will Need

Here Are The Steps In Cutting Your Potatoes Into Wedges

You can cut your potatoes into sticks like the common fries you order from fast foods or cubes that you usually eat in every meal. But this time, we choose to cut them into wedges. This type of cut is applicable into various recipes.

Step 1

Clean your potato - Wash your potato with water, and rub it to clean. It will take away the dirt, germs and harmful chemicals.

Here Are The Steps In Cutting Your Potatoes Into Wedges
Step 2

Peel the potato - If you are the type who does not like to cook potato with skin, you can peel the skin from it. Some recipes call for a potato with skin, others do not.

Step 3

Prepare your cutting board and knife. Put the potato on top of the cutting board and slice the potato into half, lengthwise.

Here Are The Steps In Cutting Your Potatoes Into Wedges
Step 4

Get the two halves of the potato and cut it into thirds. Now, you have your wedges! Yet, those are very big wedges. Would you like a smaller one?

Here Are The Steps In Cutting Your Potatoes Into Wedges
Step 5

If you like big wedges, you can stop at Step 4.

However, if you like it smaller, then you proceed to this level. Cut the big wedges into lengthwise again and then you will have the size that you like.

Here Are The Steps In Cutting Your Potatoes Into Wedges

You can do another cut but it would already be too small. Well, if you prefer it to be smaller, you can have it your way. Just do the same steps again.

Here is a video that will show you how to do the steps above. This would be easy for you!

What Are The Different Ways To Cut A Potato?

Aside from wedges, as I have mentioned before, there are other ways on how to cut it. It depends on what recipe you are going to make. To give you an idea, here are the other three common potato cuts:

  • Slices - You can cut the potato into slices with the thickness that you need.
Three common potato cuts: Slices
  • Sticks -  Cut a flat part of a potato first, just like when you are making slices. Then, simply cut the slices lengthwise to make sticks! Sometimes this style is called batons cut or Julienne (depends on the size).
Three common potato cuts: Sticks
  • Cubes - Like sticks following the process of slices, this cubes also follows the process of sticks. Just cut the sticks in small portions and you will have the cubes! Cubes are also called dice potatoes that you can cut into small, medium or large.
Three common potato cuts: Cubes

Special Cuts

You want to become more adventurous and stylish with your potatoes? There are what we call special cuts out of those basic ones that we have just learned. Making them though needs special kind of knives.

Do you want to learn more?

  • Crinkle Cut - This type of cutting leaves the surface of the potato with the corrugated design. You make call it "ruffle" or "wavy" cuts. They are commonly applied to potato fries. The crinkle cut can be applied to wedge, sticks and slice cuts.
Potato Crinkle Cut
  • Mushroom Shape - Widely used by culinary experts out there, mushroom shapes are called for into certain recipes. It is too complicated to give you the steps, but below video will give you an idea on how to do it.

To make it much easier for you to follow, it is always fun to watch a video on how to do the different cuts. So here folks, enjoy!

Potato Tips

  • Potato pieces that are leftovers after the cutting could always be used for soups or other related recipes. The peelings can also be converted into stocks.
  • To make a crinkle cut, you need to have a crinkle knife. To give you an idea here is how it looks like.
Crinkle knife

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That was not hard at all, right? Now you know how to cut your potato into wedges and even more, you have learned the other different types as well. Wasn’t that fascinating?

If you found this article informative and fun, you can share this with your cooking savvy friends and let us cook some potatoes!

How To Cut Potatoes Into Wedges? Useful Techniques To Help Your Day
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