How to Cut Potato Wedges

Wondering how to cut potato wedges? Here’s a step by step guide and video that shows you exactly how to make potato wedges.

Video: How to cut potato wedges

Are you wondering how to cut potato wedges but not sure the best way? Here’s a quick way to cut potato wedges that takes no time at all! Alex and I use this method when we make our ultimate baked potato wedges! Here’s our step by step guide for how to cut potato wedges, including a video of me cutting potato wedges in our kitchen.

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How to cut potato wedges step by step

Step 1

How to Cut Potato Wedges | Place the potato on its side
How to Cut Potato Wedges | Slice the potato in half

Place the potato on its side and using a large chef’s knife, slice it in half lengthwise.

Step 2

How to Cut Potato Wedges | Slice the potato in half again

Place the cut side of the potato down onto the cutting board, and cut it in half again to create quarters.

Step 3

How to Cut Potato Wedges | Cut down the center to make a wedge

Place each potato quarter cut side up, then slice down the center of the quarter to create a wedge. This makes for 8 wedges per potato.

And there you have it: how to cut potato wedges in 3 easy steps!

Let us know if you try our method for how to cut potato wedges and tell us how it goes in the comments below.

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Looking for potato wedge recipes?

Now that you know how to cut potato wedges, here are some potato wedge recipes for you to try:

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How to Cut Potato Wedges

How to Cut Potato Wedges


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  • Author: Sonja
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 8 wedges 1x

Description

Wondering how to cut potato wedges? Here’s a step by step guide and video that shows you exactly how to make potato wedges.


Scale

Ingredients

  • 1 potato

Instructions

  1. Place the potato on its side and using a large chef’s knife, slice it in half lengthwise.
  2. Place the cut side of the potato down onto the cutting board, and cut it in half again to create quarters.
  3. Place each potato quarter cut side up, then slice down the center of the quarter to create a wedge. This makes for 8 wedges per potato.
  • Category: Knife Skills
  • Method: Cutting
  • Cuisine: N/A

Keywords: How to cut potato wedges, Potato wedges, How to cut potatoes

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

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