Cooking: How to Make Boiled Potatoes
As with mashed potatoes (click for recipe) boiled potatoes can go with a lot of other food. Red cabbage, cauliflower or carrots are very good choices. They also go well with meats like beef sausages or lamb.
Adding Rosemary to the Potatoes
is very tasty. Add rosemary when you have added the water in the pot. It also makes the end presentation better.
The Best Potatoes to Use
are the ones that are stored with some of the soil left on them. It keeps that flavor better. Use potatoes which aren’t too floury otherwise they will break apart during boiling. The best is the Dutch Cream.
Boiled Potatoes Recipe
1. Wash the potatoes.
2. It is optional to skin them, I prefer them with the skin. A lot of good nutrients are directly under the skin of the potato.
3. Cut the potatoes in half or quarters if they are very big.
4. Put them in a pot with water about half way up the potatoes.
5. Add one table spoon of salt (use half a table spoon if you only have 2 or 3 potatoes).
6. Let the water come to a boil, then lower the temperature of the stove to the lowest setting.
7. Let the potatoes simmer until you can easily poke through them with a knife. It takes around 20 minutes.
8. Drain the water, but use it for a sauce if possible.
9. Serve hot.
What to Do with Leftovers
Usually I make too many potatoes to have some leftovers the next day. I like to cut them in smaller pieces and then fry them for lunch. Be careful with high temperatures, you can easily burn the potatoes.
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