Go Back
+ servings
Cutting board with large potato being cut
Print Pin
5 from 179 votes

How to Cut Potatoes

This is a simple tutorial to show how to cut potatoes. Learn the best way to cut a potato into wedges, slices, sticks or cubes for recipes!
Course Ingredient, Side
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 164kcal
Author Yumna Jawad


  • 1 large russet potato


  • Wash and dry potatoes before starting. Peel the potatoes, if desired.

Cut the potato in desired shape:

  • Potato Wedges: Using a sharp knife, cut the potato in half lengthwise. Place the cut side down on the cutting board and cut in half lengthwise. Cut each quarter in half again, and you should have 8 wedges.
  • Potato Slices: Using a sharp knife, start at the root of the potato and carefully make slices to your desired thickness. Continue until you reach the other end of the potato.
  • Potato Sticks: Using a sharp knife, make a thin slice lengthwise so the potato sits flat on the cutting board. Slice the potato lengthwise to your desired thickness. Stack the slices together and cut lengthwise to make sticks.
  • Potato Cubes: Start by cutting potato sticks, then make perpendicular cuts all across to create the dices.
  • Place the cut potatoes in cool water until ready to cook to prevent discoloration.


Storage: Store cut potatoes in an airtight container submerged in water in the refrigerator. You can store for up to 24 hours and then they will begin to degrade.
Photo Credit: Erin Jensen


Calories: 164kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 897mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 2mg