How to Cut Potato Wedges: Best Methods and Tips

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Many people are wondering how to cut potatoes into wedges. This article will cover how to cut potatoes into wedges! We’ll go through a few of our favorite methods, as well as tips on cutting them evenly so that you can fry or bake your perfect potato wedges.

Cutted potato wedges

Potato wedges are best served as appetizers or snacks and also homemade ones are far better than store-bought potato wedges.

In this guide, I’ll share the very best technique you can use to obtain those ideal potato wedges. I use this technique every time I make either baked or deep-fried potato wedges.

Follow my step-by-step guide below and let’s start cutting.

Another easy way to cut fries or wedges out of your potato is using an electric slicer. These machines come equipped with blades that will shave off thin slices as its pushed across the blades.

Before we get to it. Did you know that Potatoes contain significant quantities of fiber? Fiber assists decrease the overall amount of cholesterol in the blood, thereby lowering the danger of cardiovascular disease.

Knife Safety

For safety reasons, always remember to use a sharp knife when cutting potatoes.

Be sure to keep your fingers well out of the way and don’t let kids handle knives without supervision.

Cutting with a dull knife can be dangerous because it takes more effort than necessary and is less safe in case the blade slips while you’re chopping vegetables or meat.

It’s important not to hold potato wedges between your thumb and another finger as this could cause cuts too!

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Chef’s Knife

First things first…you need a good knife. A sharp chef’s knife is best for this task; it helps make quick work of slicing the wedge shape with little-to-no effort at all!

It’s important not only to have a sturdy blade, but one that isn’t too heavy either since the weight can become an issue while cutting.

How to properly store potatoes

You could have heard people claiming the best means to keep potatoes is in the fridge, believe me, this is bad in all for potatoes.

Potatoes do not do well with refrigerator temperatures, they prefer temperatures between 40 ° F and 50 ° F (5 ° C to 10 ° C).

The most effective means to keep potatoes for the long term is to keep them in your veggie shelf or cabinet. Ensure you remove them from the plastic bag before storing them.

Potatoes last for about two weeks, but this depends on when they were harvested. Potatoes can be stored in a dark, cool location such as the pantry to prolong their life and keep them from sprouting.

Here’s what you can make with these Potato Wedges

There’s a lot of recipes you can make with potato wedges, They are also common in stews and soups such as halibut chowder with potato wedges and spinach soup with leeks and potato wedges among others.

These are the recipes I have enjoyed:

Ingredients you’ll need

  • Large potatoes. Wedges are perfect when made with large potatoes.

Equipment used

  • Cutting board

  • Chef’s Knife

  • Potato Peeler

  • Paper Towels

Basic potato cutting methods

There are many ways to cut potatoes into wedges or slices; this article will cover the basics of potato cutting methods and how to choose which one is right for you.

Paring Knife Method: The paring knife method, also known as a vegetable peeler or mandolin slicer, is traditionally used when slicing thinner cuts of vegetables such as carrots.

When using the paring knife method, make sure your hands are dry so that it does not slip while holding onto the potato.

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If you happen to be working on a surface without much traction like glass or marble countertops then just use caution because any added pressure could result in slipping from underneath your hand causing unnecessary accidents.

Video on how to properly Cut Potatoes into Wedges

Watch the quick recipe video below to see how easy it is to cut slice potatoes into wedges.

A stepwise process on how cut potato wedges.


  • Using a large chef’s knife 6.5” to 8” cut the potato in half.How to cut potato wedges
  • With the cut side facing down on the cutting board half the potato lengthwise. Now you have four potato quarters.How to cut potato wedges
  • Now flip the 4 quarters of the potato and cut in the middle lengthwise to create your perfect wedges.How to cut potato wedges
  • That’s it, perfectly cut potatoes in 3 simple steps

How long do prepped potatoes last and How to store them until ready to eat?

The best way to store prepped potato wedges is by storing them in airtight containers such as Tupperware that are sealed shut until ready to eat.

This prevents moisture from forming as well as allows natural starch present within potatoes to settle。 You can also wrap potato wedges tightly in cling film or wrap.

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Which potatoes are the best?

Different potato recipes will call for different types of potatoes. For example, to make mashed potatoes a creamier dish you may want to use russet or Idaho while if your recipe calls for roasting the potatoes then fingerlings are great because they can be served whole with their skin on. for baking and also frying select a waxy potato with thin skin like Russets, yellow or red potatoes will do just fine.

How Many Calories Are In Potato Wedges?

They have approximately 80-120 calories per 100 grams of food intake depending on the type of potato, the cooking method used as well as how it is
fried or baked. However, if you fry it before adding any seasoning, we estimate that they would range from 120 – 140 servings per 100 grams (approximately two pieces). If your oven fries at 425 degrees Fahrenheit (220 Celsius) then roughly 50% fewer calories will be consumed compared to deep-frying

Can the potato wedges be made in advance?

Yes, they can be made in advance. After cooking and before transferring into a container or in a sealed bad, let them cool for about 30 minutes. This prevents moisture from forming as well as allows natural starch present within potatoes to settle.

Cutted potato wedges

How to cut potatoes into wedges

Yield: 8 Wedges
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

A step by step guide on how to get potato wedges for your recipe.


  • 2 Large Potatoes


  1. Using a large chef's knife 6.5'' to 8'' cut the potato into half.
  2. With the cut side facing down on the cutting board half the potato again.
  3. Now flip the 4 quarters of potato and cut in the middle to create perfect wedges.


Cut relative to the size of your potatoes or as your recipe suggests.

Nutrition Information
Yield 1 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 556Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 60mgCarbohydrates 126gFiber 13gSugar 7gProtein 15g

Nutrient values are estimates only. Variations may occur due to product availability and food preparation. Nutrition may vary based on methods of preparation, origin, and freshness of ingredients.

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