Why add baking soda when boiling potatoes

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

The most popular vegetable is potatoes, which can be mashed and fried with onions and mushrooms. However, it can also used to make dough, pies, salads, as well as zrazy and dumplings. Thus, it is very important to know how each variety is very different from each other and why not all of them are suitable for boiling or soups, for example. Here are a few simple rules when cooking this vegetable, including the use of baking soda.

What to make with potatoes

Cook Victoria (cook_with_me_at_home ) shared a recipe for baked potatoes with spices, which must first be boiled with baking soda so that they keep their shape on Instagram.



  • potatoes - 1-1.5 kg
  • baking soda - 1/2 tsp.
Soda for the dish
  • oil - 5-6 tbsp
  • rosemary - a few sprigs
Garlic and rosemary
  • garlic - 2-3 cloves.
  • salt, pepper; others to taste

Method of preparation:

1. Wash, peel and cut potatoes into large pieces.

Potaoes for the dish

2. Pour water into a saucepan, bring to a boil, add baking soda, put the potatoes and cook for only 7-10 minutes.

Boiled potatoes

3. Combine oil with squeezed garlic, rosemary and spices and mix well.

4. Drain the potatoes, place them on a baking sheet and drizzle with the oil and spices mix.

Baked potatoes

5. Bake the potatoes in a preheated oven at 250 °C for about 20-30 minutes until golden brown.

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