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Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Seed Potato Catalogue - Boiling Potatoes

Seed Potato Catalogue - Boiling Potatoes

Boiling potatoes is still the main use for any potato. All first earlies are suited to boiling straight from your garden. Here are a selection hand picked by us for you to grow in your garden. Read our guide about boiling potatoes. More info...
Wash your potatoes and give them a good scrub so that you remove all dirt from the skins. If there are any skin imperfections then you can remove them with your nail or a sharp knife.
Place your potatoes into a pan and fill the pan with cold water so that the potatoes are just covered over by the water.
Place the potatoes onto a hot oven ring and bring to the boil. Once your water is boiling then you should reduce the heat and allow the potatoes to simmer in the pan. Keep an eye on your potatoes and check every 5 minutes with a fork to see if they are ready. It normally takes 25 minutes for medium sized potatoes to boil and can take upto 40 minutes for larger potatoes.
Use your fork to jab the potatoes and if the potatoes are easy to get the fork into then they are ready to be removed from the pan and served.
You now have the choice to serve the potatoes with the skins on which contain all the good nutrients of the potato or to serve them skinless.

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