How to Cut Sweet Potatoes into Fries (Quick & Easy)

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Looking for an easy way to cut sweet potatoes into fries? You're in the right place!

In this post, I'm going to show you two ways that I like to do it. And don't worry, they don't require any special knife skills.

The first way is super easy.

The second way is a bit more advanced (and requires better knife skills), but it's also not that difficult.

Let's begin!

Cutting Sweet Potato Fries Step by Step

Safety Tip: Be sure to use a sharp knife and follow all cutting safety precautions. I'm not a professional chef, but this is how I do it quickly and easily in my own home.

Step 1

Lay the sweet potato on the cutting board and cut off both ends. This will make it easier to cut in the subsequent steps.

lay sweet potato on the cutting board and slice off both ends

Step 2

Cut the sweet potato in half right down the middle. You can cut it in thirds if it's a really big sweet potato. It makes it easier to manage.

cut the sweet potato in half long ways

Lay the sweet potatoes on middle-side down onto the cutting board. They should be able to stand up without you touching them.

lay the sweet potato flat on the bottom with the wide side down


repeat other steps and hold the thin slices together

slice the thin strips from the top all at once

final shot of sweet potato fries

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