Many potato recipes call for cubed potatoes. Cubing is a basic skill for cooking potatoes. It separates the potato into much smaller pieces. It makes boiling (and other cooking methods) much faster. Once you have this skill, you can move on to the next step in your potato recipe. You can use this technique for any kind of potato.
Things You'll Need
- Cutting board
- Chef's knife
Place a potato on the cutting board. Work with one potato at a time.
Cut the potato into long, oval slices with the chef's knife. Cut along the length of the potato. Make your cuts parallel. Each slice should be 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick.
Rotate the potato on its side so the slices are now stacked. Cut the ovals into thick slivers by cutting down into the stacked slices, perpendicular to your previous cuts. Cut again along the length of the potato. Space your cuts the same distance apart as before.
Cut across the slivers to make cubes. Space your cuts the same distance apart as before.
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