What’s the Safest and Best Way to Cut Sweet Potatoes and Other Hard Vegetables?

updated May 2, 2019
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Q: Recently, I’ve gotten over my fear of sweet potatoes and learned that I really do enjoy them. However, my big problem is cutting them into the 1/2-inch cubes that so many recipes call for. Do you have any suggestions on the best way to do this?

I’m always afraid my blade is going to go wayward and I’ll be stuck with a run to the hospital instead of delicious sweet potato hash.

Sent by Ana

Editor: Ana, my best tip is to make sure your knife is sharp. A properly sharpened knife will easily cut into the sweet potato rather than slip off the side. Here are a few more tips for safely cutting hard vegetables:

Readers, do you have any advice for safely cutting sweet potatoes?