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How can I make fried potatoes crunchy in a multicooker? [duplicate]

Maestro Multi Cooker MR-795 I am using this multicooker to fry potatoes to eat with rice. Recipe: Cut a big potato into cubes Wash that potato in cold water and remove excess water using kitchen ...
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"bags" for making potato dumplings

Two days ago, as the Belgian son of a German mother, I tried to make Grüne Klöße, a German potato dish, created from grated (?) potatoes. The potato flakes get squeezed, in order to get the water out, ...
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Aligot's texture is off - too solid, not runny/liquid enough

I made some aligot, which is, kinda, sorta, like a mashed potatoes fondue, minus the wine and plus... a lot of heavy cream. boil 1.5# potatoes, rice them, add 1 cup heavy cream, work it in, lot, then ...
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How do I stop potatoes falling apart in a long-cook?

Every time I make a stew or curry, either on the hob or in a slow cooker, the time needed for the potatoes is much shorter than the overall time for the stew. Adding potatoes part-way through is not a ...
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How to infuse starch into potato?

So, I dont have Russet potatoes, which seem to be the holy grail for making potato chips. However, I noticed that they are chosen for their high quantity of starch (and form), so i want way to infuse ...
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Why did my twice-baked potatoes turn to goo?

I made twice-baked potatoes, using the NYT recipe*, but without measuring it precisely. The potato filling was creamy and mounded up to twice each potato half's height when I put it in the oven. By ...
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Why are my mashed potatoes getting too sticky after mashing?

I've been encountering a perplexing issue with my mashed potatoes, and I'm seeking advice from the experienced cooking community. After boiling and mashing the potatoes, they seem to spoil remarkably ...
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Why did my potatoes and bananas spoil to mush within a week?

I bought a bag of potatoes and a hand of bananas on Sunday (from Costco) and just let them sit in the kitchen until Friday, when I noticed water oozing out of a few of the bananas. Then, the next day, ...
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Are high-starch potatoes hard (low-starch soft)?

As the season progresses a potato changes e.g. an Ilam Hardy early in the season (October) is quite waxy. A mid season Ilam Hardy is a good general purpose potato, while towards the end of the season ...
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Baby gold potatoes instead of yukon gold in a beef stew

As the title states I went to 3 stores could not find Yukon gold potatoes. The recipe said to cut the Yukon into 2 inch pieces can I just substitute baby gold gold potatoes that around 2 inches?
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Reliability of nutritional information readily available on the internet

I've seen this post but I find statistics online which seem to say otherwise. This site says there are 1.6g of fiber in 100g french fries but apparently if I were to boil 100g of potatoes instead then ...
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Hash Brown Terminology

If I order fried eggs for breakfast at a restaurant/diner, there's a pretty standard lexicon to communicate quickly how I want them done-- sunny side up, over easy, over well, etc. Even if I mess up ...
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Oven baking potatoes to make mashed potato/pomme puree - how to store the cooked skins

Whenever I make pomme puree or mashed potatoes (with warm milk/cream and softened butter depending), I always bake the potatoes after covering them in oil & salt and use the inside for mash/pomme ...
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Is it okay to put uncooked potatoes in a blender & then blend them up with water, & then cook them in the microwave to make potato soup?

Is it okay to put uncooked white potatoes into a blender, and then blend them up with water, and then cook them in the microwave to make potato soup?
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Carbohydrates percentage in lacto fermented potatoes

I am wondering: how much carbs do lacto fermented potatoes contain? Or how would one determine that? Context I am into keto diet since it has been like a miracle when it comes to weight loss for me in ...
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Why do potatoes in soup/stew taste stale the next day?

I notice that when I prepare stews or soups with potatoes (e.g. beef stew, Japanese curry, etc.), they have a tendency to have a somewhat-off "stale" taste when reheated the next day, after ...
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How to properly season or marinate steamed potatoes?

When boiling potatoes, most guidance is to heavily salt the water which in turn internally seasons the potatoes. When it comes to steamed potatoes, I’ve achieved fine results salting after they’ve ...
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How to ensure that potatoes disintegrate in stews or casseroles

I am not a very good cook. I have tried making stews or casseroles. I put meat, vegetables and potatoes in a casserole dish in the oven, a slow cooker, or on the hob in a low heat. Sometimes the ...
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When does parboiling "begin"?

I had a recipe for roast potatoes that states to parboil for 5 minutes before putting in the roasting tin. Unfortunately I don't have the recipe still with me for reference but this is a general ...
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sweet potato dish - what can i prepare ahead with my recipe

I made a recipe with fresh sweet potatoes last year - on Thanksgiving day. It was time consuming and I'd like to do what I can ahead. The recipe also has alcohol in the casserole. Can I peel, cut ...
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Does squeezing out liquid from shredded potatoes significantly reduce cook time?

I tried the following casserole recipe from a cook book. Mix fish filet pieces and fresh peas in a casserole dish. Add a mixture of cream and white wine as sauce. Peel and grate potatoes, squeeze them ...
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How to make a gratin dauphinois stay together?

I cooked a gratin dauphinois: basically sliced potatoes covered with a mixture of cream and milk baked in an oven for about an hour. The taste was good, the texture of the potatoes was good, but the ...
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Can you shred raw potatoes to make mashed potatoes?

When cooking sous vide, will shredding the potatoes, instead of cubing them, work just as well or could it have unintentional consequences? Context: I am trying to improve my mashed potato recipe to ...
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What is the best way to store potatoes?

We have a bumper potato crop. Considering that we want to keep them as long as possible because we can’t use them all in a short time, what’s best for storage?
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Can you steam a potato for too long?

There are several questions which cover overboiling a potato, where you would excessively hydrate it. However when it's being steamed this seems to not occur, and in other overcooking settings you are ...
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Worried about my potatoes and botulism

I made mash potatoes two nights ago and I left the pot that I made them in on top of the stove for two days before washing it. I’ve been sick and got around to it today. The majority of the potato had ...
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Efficient way to make good mashed potatoes at a restaurant with questionable gear?

I am newly working as a prep cook at a restaurant, and one of my tasks is to make mashed potatoes. Right now we don't sell that much (rice is WAY more popular), so I just fill a third every couple ...
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I'm trying to cook potato pancakes from boxed mix; what am I doing wrong?

This is standard store-bought potato pancake mix, from the Jewish aisle. The instructions are simple enough: beat one egg in medium bowl add 1 cup cold water stir in the mix and let stand 5-10 ...
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How long can I keep chopped potato without soaking in a fridge?

I've read that you can chop potatoes up to 24 hours before cooking with them, and store them in water in the fridge. I'd like to know how long can chopped potatoes be left without soaking in the ...
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Can German potato salad be served cold?

I usually make the mayonnaise type potato salad which is served cold. I wanted to try German but I want to serve it cold. Recipes I found serve it warm. No problem is obvious to me, what am I missing?
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I want my potatoes to be baked within an hour, but I forgot to preheat the oven. Should I put them in while preheating or not?

I forgot to preheat the oven while prepping my potatoes to be baked. Dinnertime is one hour away. I put them in anyway and turned on the oven. My spouse says I should not put them in yet because ...
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Can any potatoes be cooked in the microwave?

I bought these baby potatoes from sainsburys and it says on the packet you can microwave them in 7.5 minutes and they will be ok to cook. I imagine they are not precooked or am I wrong? This got me ...
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Potato for a purpose

I noticed that my super market sells packaged potatoes for different purposes, for example they sell: potatoes for a salad potatoes for baking potatoes for frying etc.. They all look pretty similar ...
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Cooking French fries with strainer from IKEA's Idealisk

I want to make French fries, but I don't have a proper deep fryer, but just a dutch oven and a strainer from IKEA, Idealisk. Is it OK to leave the potatoes in the strainer and submerge them in the hot ...
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What should I do if I forgot to dry fries before baking?

What should I do if I forgot to dry off my fries before putting them in to bake? And now they're seasoned and oiled up.
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Are Yukon Gold Potatoes available throughout the year

Is the Yukon Gold Potato a seasonal potato offering? It seems like up to a month ago I could find them anywhere but now POOF, nowhere has them, and when asking in stores they keep telling me they have ...
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Eating dehydrated uncooked red potato

I sliced some red potatoes and put them, without any prior processing (no cooking, no frying etc.), in a dehydrator at 45 celsius. Several hours later, they came out crispy and tasty. However, when I ...
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I Need to Cook Duchess Potatoes but the Oven Cannot go Above 135C or 275F

Thanks for the view. This question follows on from this one (Why Did the Duchess Potato Collapse), I have now prepared the mashed potato with egg yolks and do not expect it to collapse. The piped ...
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Why Did the Duchess Potato Collapse?

Thanks for the view. I wanted to make this (recipie): Got this far (not quite as in the picture but OK for a test, didn't have the right size piping nozzle ): And then when I put them in the oven ...
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How can I tell whether my potatoes are waxy vs. floury?

Once in a while I get hold of a bunch of potatoes without any labeling and the least I want to know is whether they are waxy or floury. Is there a way to determine whether raw potatoes are waxy or ...
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Why do cooked potatoes taste bland when they cool down a bit?

Plain cooked potatoes have become one of my favorite go-to foods during the recent months. I just wash them, put them in a pot, cover them with water, put in a bit of salt, cook them until they are ...
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Does storing an apple with potatoes prevent the potatoes from sprouting?

I don't know if this is an old wives tale because a Google search didn't bring me conclusive proof: in fact the top two results have exactly opposite answers on this question. Apparently both apples ...
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Cheese like slime on potato, but no pinkness

I had some potatoes in the back of a cupboard, and one solitary potato has sort of disintegrated into a cheesy yellow slime. The skin looks mostly intact, and the slime is sticky exactly like melted ...
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Making crisp hash browns

I buy frozen, shredded potatoes. What is the best way to drive off moisture to help make them crispy when cooked? Would microwaving on a paper towel help remove ice crystals and help avoid soggy ...
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Oven semi-baked semi-fried potatoes starting from raw (for the lazy cook)

The objective of this question is to avoid spending time in front of the stove, moving a stove-top method to the oven to enable, in particular, quadrupling the amount that can fit in a skillet, ...
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How to make potato wheel not stick to mold

I used a spiralizer on a potato and wrapped it tightly around the outside of a metal ring mold. When I deep fry it, it sticks to the mold, even after using non-stick spray. I am going for something ...
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Potatoes that have been in proximity to a really bad potato

This is not about potatoes sprouting. I had a large bunch of potatoes in the plastic tray I keep them in and with one thing an another, they got overlooked until I realized they'd been there a long ...
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Why do potatoes cook more slowly in a stew?

I recently made a stew, not for the first time either, and I've tossed in a few potatoes, cut into cubes. It took about an hour and a half until they were soft. The stew was simmering the whole time. ...
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Troubleshooting Soft and Mushy Oven Fries

I've been making oven fries for many years. My method: wash potatoes (Russet), dry, cut, toss with olive oil and sometimes seasoning like paprika, no salt, bake in hot oven on low rack, turn with ...
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Cook a smoked ham and scalloped potatoes [closed]

My ham is to bake for 3 hours at 375 and my scalloped potatoes are 400 for 55
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