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How to Cut Potatoes into Fries

How to Cut Potatoes into Fries

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


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.


  • 1 medium potato


  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