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How to boil a pot of potatoes in 10 minutes and how to make the most delicious mashed potatoes: tips

Iryna MelnichenkoFood
Boiled potatoes
Boiled potatoes. Source: kitchenseer.com

Potatoes are not only the most budget-friendly, but also a very healthy vegetable that can be used to make mashed potatoes, pancakes, salads, zrazy, donuts, and deruny. It is very important to know that different types of potatoes should be used for different dishes.

What potatoes to make delicious mashed potatoes from

The FoodOboz editorial team shares with you useful tips on how to boil potatoes in 10 minutes and how to make a successful mash.

How to cook potatoes correctly

How to quickly cook potatoes in a saucepan:

1. Peel the potatoes and then cut them into 4-6 pieces.

Boiled potatoes

2. After that, place them in a bowl of cold water, then transfer them to a saucepan and pour boiling water over them, add salt.

What to add to the water when cooking potatoes

3. Next, add a piece of butter, which will speed up the cooking time of the potatoes and at the same time give them a pleasant taste and aroma.

Butter

How to quickly prepare delicious mashed potatoes:

1. Peel the potatoes and chop them very finely, so they cook much faster.

What potatoes to make delicious mashed potatoes from

2. It is important to choose the right kind of potatoes for mashed potatoes, namely starchy varieties, which are round potatoes with light brown skin and light flesh. Starchy potatoes boil down strongly during cooking, which ensures a delicate mashed potato consistency.

Mashed potatoes with milk and butter

3. Be sure to add hot milk and soft butter to the mashed potatoes.

4. Hard cheese, such as Parmesan, will add a very pleasant flavor and aroma to the mashed potatoes.

Ready-made flavored mashed potatoes

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