How to Cut Potatoes into Fries

Wondering how to cut potatoes into fries? Here’s a step by step guide and video that shows you exactly how to cut potatoes for french fries.

Video: How to cut potatoes into fries

Are you wondering how to cut potatoes into fries but not sure the best way? Alex and I love making crispy oven roasted fries at home: they’re even better than restaurant style fries! We use this method for cutting potatoes into fries for our Crispy Baked Fries and our Sweet Potato Fries. Using this method really changed the game for us, and we hope it will for you too! Here’s our step by step guide for how to cut potatoes for french fries, including a video of me cutting potatoes into fries in our kitchen.

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How to cut potatoes into fries step by step

Step 1

How to Cut Potatoes into Fries | Place potato on side
How to Cut Potatoes into Fries | Cut thin slices

Place the potato on its side and using a large chef’s knife, cut a thin slice off the edge to serve as a flat base.

Step 2

How to Cut Potatoes into Fries | Cut thin slices

Flip the potato cut side down and cut thin slices; make them the width you’d like your french fries.

Step 3

How to Cut Potatoes into Fries | Cut the slices into fries

Stack a few of the slices, then cut them in the other direction to create french fries.

And there you have it: how to cut potatoes into fries in 3 easy steps!

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

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Looking for french fries recipes?

Now that you know how to cut potatoes into fries, here are some of our favorite french fries recipes for you to try:

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How to Cut Potatoes into Fries

How to Cut Potatoes into Fries


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  • Author: Sonja
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving of fries 1x

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Wondering how to cut potatoes into fries? Here’s a step by step guide and video that shows you exactly how to cut potatoes for french fries.


Scale

Ingredients

  • 1 medium potato

Instructions

  1. Place the potato on its side and using a large chef’s knife, cut a thin slice off the edge to serve as a flat base.
  2. Flip the potato cut side down and cut thin slices; make them the width you’d like your french fries.
  3. Stack a few of the slices, then cut them in the other direction to create french fries. For our fries recipe, go to Crispy Baked Fries.
  • Category: Knife Skills
  • Method: Cutting
  • Cuisine: N/A

Keywords: How to cut potatoes into fries, How to cut potatoes for french fries, Cutting potatoes for fries

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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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