How to Dice a Potato

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Cooking School: Dicing Potatoes

The Daily Meal recipe editor, Julie Ruggirello shows you how to dice potatoes. 

How to Dice a Potato

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Save your potato scraps; they can be used for soups and purées.

Even though potatoes are round, they can quickly and easily be diced into to perfectly even pieces. Here’s how:

Start by peeling the potato to remove the skin. Discard the skin or save it for another use. Then, slice a small amount from each side of the potato so that it has a long, rectangular shape. 

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Trim the ends of the potato so that it is flat on all sides. Discard the trimmings or save them for another use.

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Cut thick slices from the potato. For a medium dice, cut slices that are about ½-inch thick. For a small dice, cut slices that are about ¼-inch thick.

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Then, lay the slices flat on your cutting board and cut them lengthwise into strips that are as wide as the slice is thick. So, for a medium dice, cut the slice into ½-inch-wide strips. For a small dice, cut the slice into ¼-inch-wide strips.

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Finally, cut across the strips (at ½-inch or ¼-inch intervals) to produce either a medium or small dice.

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Julie Ruggirello is The Daily Meal's Recipe Editor. Follow her on Twitter @TDMRecipeEditor.

Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal’s Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.

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