Of course the always brilliant J. Kenji López-Alt came to the rescue with a major game-changing tip. The best part of all is that López-Alt’s potato slicing method doesn’t require a special knife of any sort, so you can use whatever you already have on hand. In a video shared on YouTube, López-Alt explains that one of his friends had posed the question of how to avoid this common potato problem. That’s when he shared his incredibly easy method for cutting potatoes without sticking.
Most people have learned to cut, slice, and chop through vegetables by pressing down from above. Instead, López-Alt uses the knife’s tip to pull through the potato front to back, preventing the spud from sticking to his blade. Your knife will need to be sharp enough to easily slice through potatoes or any other produce you’re cutting, but it should really save you time once you master the alternative movement.