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.
Trim the ends of the potato so that it is flat on all sides. Discard the trimmings or save them for another use.
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.
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.
Finally, cut across the strips (at ½-inch or ¼-inch intervals) to produce either a medium or small dice.
Julie Ruggirello is The Daily Meal's Recipe Editor. Follow her on Twitter @TDMRecipeEditor.
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