Minnesota Cooking: An Easy Way to Dice Water Chestnuts

Updated on January 31, 2017

Sliced From the Can

Water chestnuts are a bland, crunchy food that is used to add texture. The texture of a water chestnut compares to that of a raw potato. It feels starchy to the tongue, and there isn't much flavor.

The round, flat, sliced circles are often a bit large to just add to your recipes, so it is best to cut them in smaller pieces, approximately 1/4 inch each.


First you need to open the can and drain them.

Stack the Slices

Stack a few slices together, hold as a group, and cut three or four slices across, then, turn and cut across the slices.

You will end up with a pile of almost cubic pieces.



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      Larry Rankin 13 months ago from Oklahoma

      More great tips:-)