Peel and dice potatoes

To peel and dice potatoes, first, we need to wash the potatoes to remove any soil.  The best way is under cold running water.

How to peel potatoes

To peel a potato, take a potato peeler or small knife and carefully work your way around the potato to remove the skin, just like peeling an apple.  Carefully cut out any unwanted small discoloured bits (eyes).

Place the peeled potatoes into a bowl of clean cold water and rinse them in the water.  Then, pour the water away and cover the potatoes with clean cold water. They are now ready for use.

Raw, uncooked potatoes always need to be covered in cold water when not being used as they will soon discolour when allowed to come into contact with the air.

How to dice potatoes

To dice a potato, firstly wash, peel and rewash the potatoes.  Then, take a little extra care, as potatoes are wet and slippery.

Cut off a small, thin slice lengthways to give a flat surface to place on the board.

Slice the potato lengthways to the width you require.

Next, place each piece on the board and again cut lengthways into finger shapes into the width of dice you require.

Gather the potato fingers together and cut across them to form diced potatoes (cubes) at the size you require.

Now you have seen how to peel and dice potatoes, why not try some of the great tasting potato recipes we have for you?

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Other delicious potato recipes

Other delicious potato recipes

Boulangere potatoes

This potatoes recipe is for boulangere potatoes. This oven potatoes recipe uses onions and stock to make a delicious potato dish.

Bubble and squeak

This potato recipe is for bubble and squeak. Bubble & squeak is a classic dish and is great for using leftover potato and cabbage.

Saute potatoes

This potato recipe is for saute potatoes. This saute potatoes recipe is quick to cook and is great served with a little parsley.

Champ potatoes

This potato recipe is for champ potatoes. This champ potato recipe makes a great change from simple mashed potatoes.

Roast potatoes

This potato recipe is for roast potatoes. If roasting potatoes, this recipe will be ideal. You could dust with curry powder or smoked paprika to add extra flavour.

Mashed potatoes

This potato recipe is for mashed potatoes. Sometimes called smashed potatoes, mashed potatoes can be served with other ingredients such as mustard, garlic and nutmeg.

Fondant potatoes

This potato recipe is for fondant potatoes. Each fondant potato looks great on the plate and is an eye catching way of presenting potatoes.

Minted new potatoes

This potatoes recipe is for minted potatoes. If looking for recipes for new potatoes, this minted potatoes recipe is quick and easy to make.

Lyonnaise potatoes

This potato recipe is for lyonnaise potatoes. This recipe for lyonnaise potatoes uses onions and parsley to make a great tasting potato dish.

Baked jacket potato

This potato recipe is for a baked jacket potato. This baked potato recipe makes a great snack at any time of the day.