Food hack: How to use an apple slicer to make potato wedges

If you thought an apple slicer was just for apples think again...

We’ve found a quick and easy way to make potato wedges in seconds. This food hack will save you time and cut down on the washing up too.

If your apple slicer has been collecting dust in the back of your cutlery draw for the past few years, it’s time to dust it off and put it to good use.  This apple-cutting gadget can be used to make deliciously even potato wedges in a matter of seconds.

To make your potato wedges, you don't even have to peel your potatoes (or if you do, you'll make chips!). Pop your potatoes onto a wooden board, grab your apple slicer, press down firmly and ta-dah! You’ve got potato wedges.

This hack works best on small or medium-sized potatoes, but if you only have larger spuds you can cut them in half before you start.

The apple slicer has to be able to fit over the potato that you want to make into wedges. Spread out onto a tray, drizzle in oil, season and cook in the oven at 200C for 30-35 mins or until golden and crisp on the outside.

This method is perfect if you’re cooking with kids and trying to get them involved in the kitchen, especially as it doesn’t involve using a sharp knife.

Try this hack using sweet potatoes or butternut squash instead.

Jessica Dady
Senior Content Editor

Jessica Dady is Senior Content Editor at and has over 10 years of experience as a digital journalist, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the best food hampers to cookbooks, from the best cake stands to baking sets, Jessica has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to must-have food products. A passionate baker, she spends much of her time creating celebration cakes for friends and family - particularly for her two lucky children.