Kitchen Tip for Easily Chopping Potatoes

I've mentioned before the love we have for sweet potatoes in our house--which equates to quite a bit of chopping up those vegetables.

One day, as I was struggling to push the knife through yet another sweet potato, my husband wandered in and remembered a tip from his days working in a restaurant that prepared all its food fresh: Soak the potatoes in a bowl of water for a couple of minutes before slicing and dicing, and the culinary task will become ever so much easier.

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  1. that's so helpful! I hate cutting up the sweet potatoes for H's food.

  2. Great tip! I too adore sweet potatoes. They are simply fabulous and can be served with almost anything!

  3. I know, it's funny how a simple thing like dumping something in water can make a chore like chopping SO much easier! Hope it helps!!

  4. I have sweet potatoes on my counter to be used right now -- going to try this tip for sure! :) Thanks for sharing! :)

  5. I have this same problem with winter squash. Good Tip.

  6. We consume quite a few sweet potatoes, so I will give this tip a try next time I cook some. thanks for the recipe links as well.

  7. great suggestion! Do you do it in cold or warm water? We typically warm our potato in the microwave for about 1 minute before slicing.

  8. I don't really pay attention to the water temperature, so it's usually cool to tepid. Never heard of heating a potato first, but that sounds like a great idea, too! Thanks for the suggestion.


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