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How to cut sweet potatoes

A few great ways to cut your sweet potatoes into rounds, fries, or cubes. I'll go over how to achieve these step by step.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to cube sweet potatoes, how to cut sweet potato fries, How to cut sweet potatoes, how to cut sweet potatoes rounds
Servings: 1
Calories: 194kcal
Author: Bob


  • Cutting board
  • Vegetable Peeler
  • Chef knife


  • 1 Sweet potato


  • Wash sweet potatoes under cold water using a spud brush or your hands to scrub them. Vegetable sprays are great for washing as well.
  • Peel the potatoes using a hand vegetable peeler. Holding sweet potato in one hand use a sweeping motion going away from yourself until all of the brown skin is off.
    If you find that you have brown or black spots you can carve them out using the top of your hand peeler.
    If your peeler doesn't have one then you can use a pairing knife by sticking the tip into the spot and working your way around the spot until it comes out.

How to cut sweet potato rounds

  • Slice a thin slice down the side of your sweet potato so that it lays flat on its side and does not roll around.
  • Cut through across the sweet potato every 1/4 inch making round slices.

How to cut sweet potato fries

  • Just like above, you want to cut your sweet potato into rounds. Then stack 2-3 slices on top of each other and cut 1/4 inch strips going vertical.
    You want to make sure that the strips or fries are relatively the same thickness and size so that they cook evenly.

How to cut sweet potato cubes

  • Follow the last two steps by cutting the sweet potato into rounds and then into strips cut vertically. Then you want to cut the stack horizontally about every 1/4 inch making them into cubes.
    Note that the size can vary depending on how big or small you would like your cubes.



Serving: 1g | Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 124mg | Potassium: 762mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 32063IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 1mg