How To Cut Sweet Potatoes: 2 Methods - The Produce Moms

Learn 2 methods for cutting a sweet potato.

There are several ways to cut a sweet potato. You’ll determine which cut to use based on how you plan to prepare it.

Whichever method you are using, you’ll want to follow these general guidelines:

  • Use a large, sharp knife and a large cutting board.
  • Rinse and lightly scrub sweet potatoes before peeling to remove dirt.
  • Rinse sweet potato flesh with cool water to prevent browning.
  • Try to keep your cuts as even as possible. This isn’t just for aesthetics, your sweet potato pieces will cook more evenly if they are all similar in size.

How To Wedge A Sweet Potato

Step 1: Wash and peel your sweet potato.

Step 2: Slice off a small piece of the rounded edge so that the sweet potato sits on your cutting board without rocking back and forth.

Step 3: Place the sweet potato cut side down and use your knife to cut lengthwise through it, creating rounds.

Step 4: Take each round and cut twice lengthwise to create wedges.

Sweet potato wedges are great for making sweet potato fries!

How To Dice A Sweet Potato

Step 1: Wash and peel your sweet potato.

Step 2: Slice off a small piece of the rounded edge so that the sweet potato sits on your cutting board without rocking back and forth.

Step 3: Place the sweet potato cut side down and use your knife to cut lengthwise through it, creating rounds.

Step 4: Take each round and cut twice lengthwise. Turn and cut the other direction several times creating even cubes.

Use diced sweet potatoes to create Glazed Sweet Potatoes. This dish is especially great around  the holidays!

Get the answers to the most commonly asked questions about sweet potatoes from a sweet potato expert, including nutritional information and how to select and store.

For even more Sweet Potato facts, tips, and recipes download our free eBook “Sweet Spud Love” presented by Wada Farms.

Lori Taylor

Author: Lori Taylor

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms, a lifestyle media brand and community of passionate fresh produce advocates with a mission to inspire everyone, especially children, to eat more fruits and vegetables. For ten years Lori sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States. Today, Lori and her team are fully focused on educating consumers about fresh produce, introducing them to produce brands, engaging the produce industry with consumers in inspiring conversations, and promoting public policy to protect and increase the availability of fresh produce at American schools. Her work has been featured on Oprah.com, MarthaStewart.com, Huff Post, Real Simple Magazine, US Kids Magazines, GQ Magazine, Hallmark Channel as well as ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC affiliates throughout the US. Lori is the host of The Produce Moms Podcast, a seasoned Keynote Speaker, a recipient of many produce industry accolades (including Produce Business 40 Under 40, Vance Agribusiness 40 Under 40, and The Packer 25), and is currently writing her first book. Lori resides in Indianapolis, Indiana with her husband Chip, their two sons Joe & Mac, and their Great Dane.

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