Questions tagged [potatoes]

Questions about selecting, identifying, storing, preparing, replacing or cooking with potato (aka potatoes or spuds) as an ingredient. Questions about dishes which include potato, but are not focused on potatoes, should not use this tag.

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How to fry crispy chips but not too brown?

I recently got a mandoline slicer and started doing some potato chips. They come out great but I wish they were a bit less golden/brown. I tried removing them from the oil earlier but they come out ...
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Why does (whole/partial) potato flour is rare to impossible to find while potato starch is extremely common? [closed]

Why does (whole/partial) potato flour is rare to impossible to find while potato starch is extremely common? By whole I mean the potato dried and grind as is --- with peel; by partial I mean without ...
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Making a vegan potato-puree like course without whole potatoes

I live in Thailand in which potatoes in retail supermarkets can be a bit expensive because of a bit low demand due to low traditional usage in local cuisine. In my opinion in Thai bazaars the price is ...
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Why is there potato in meatballs?

Living in Sweden I do eat meatballs almost everyday. What I've noticed is that most ready-to-eat meatballs you can buy in the store contains potato, potato flakes and potato starch. I'd never even ...
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Can I re-cook potatoes stored half-roasted in the fridge?

The other day I roasted some new potatoes in olive oil, with some thyme and garlic and added some lemon later. The only problem was I didn't roast them for long enough, I roasted them for 45 mins at ...
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Baked Red Potatoes cooked skin up or down (crisped results wanted)

Should red potatoes that are quartered be cooked skin up or down in the oven? (Oiled!) Hoping to get delicious crisped results!
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How much salt do potatoes absorb when being boiled?

My mashed potatoes are always bland. I’ve googled recipes and a lot of them say to put a teaspoon or so of salt in the water to boil them. I’m a bit worried about using so much salt. What I’d like ...
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Baked Potatoes Cooked Over a Fire

This weekend, my wife and went camping. I tried to impress her with a surprise meal (much more than the usual smokies or hotdogs roasted on a stick). I went for steak, potatoes, mushrooms, salad and a ...
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How can I make crispy potato wedges without frying and oven?

My mom lives Hong Kong when Toronto's cold. Here are strictures: Healthy frying is OK. Let's rule out deep-frying - it's unhealthy and can cause cancer. Her HK flat doesn't have a convection oven. ...
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Canning potatoes in instapot canner

I just realized that I canned some potatoes for 25 minutes instead of the recommended time of 35 minutes last night. The jars all sealed. My question is, do i throw those out or do i just have to use ...
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Beans should not be served with potatoes? [closed]

Huffington Post writes: Potatoes conflict with digestion of the beans, so avoid eating them in the same meal. Is this true? I couldn't find any reliable source.
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Dehydrator potato chips

I am trying to make potato chips using my dehydrator, but the keep coming out hard and plastic like. They are to hard to eat. I cut them at 1/16 of and inch and blanched them. I used a low setting ...
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Forgot to add salt to french fries while soaking it in hot water

I tried to make french fries at home for the first time. As I searched over the internet, there are four steps, Soak the potatoes in cold water for 20 mins Soak the potatoes now in hot water for 10 ...
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Why are my potatoes sour?

I've noticed that when we roast potatoes in the oven, they will often have a very sharp tangy aftertaste to me, and often that taste will linger in the back of my mouth for a while after I've finished ...
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How to roast potatoes in the oven to make them crispy?

What is a good way to roast potatoes in the oven in a way that they get crispy ? At the moment this is how I do: I start from raw potatoes (I never got why I have to boil them first). I put them in ...
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Can I make potatoes sweet by cooking them?

I've heard that cooking "breaks down" carbohydrates such as starch. I also know that starch is a complex carbohydrate, which is essentially made out of simple carbohydrates (sugars). Potatoes contain ...
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Olive oil instead of peanut oil to air fry potato?

I’m allergic to peanut oil, can I use olive oil for baking potatoes in a power air fryer oven elite
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Why do my Gnocchi get sticky?

I am having trouble getting my gnocchi to behave properly. I nailed the recipe a few years ago but haven't made any in between and now they turn out sticky after cooking. The dough behaves wonderfully....
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Bitter Turnip fries

I tried making turnip fries the other day and they were horribly bitter. If am planning to fry them like french fries how long should I boil them in the salt, vinegar and lemon juice so that they don'...
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How to avoid the potatoes from sticking to the pan while frying for french fries/finger chips? [duplicate]

Sometimes when I fry the potatoes for french fries, the potatoes stick to the pan which irritates me and I can't separate the potatoes because if I use the spoon a lot, it will cut the fries into ...
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Can you cook cut potatoes in a nonstick frying pan without oil?

Will it still cook properly this way?
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How long can cooked potatoes last in an air-tight container at room temperature? [duplicate]

When stored out in the open they can last up to 2 hours at room temperature, but how long can they last in an air-tight container at room temperature?
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What is the reason of Red spots on potatoes?

When we peel potatoes, some of them contain red spots in them. What do those red spots mean? Should we use them or not?
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Is there any trick to make sweet potatoes as regular potatoes?

My question is how to change the taste of sweet potatoes into regular potatoes as my younger siblings don't like it whenever I cooked they leave dining table without finishing.Is there any trick to ...
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How to par cook potatoes for use as home fries

If I were to use a deep fryer, and then a flat griddle, at what temp and for how long should I par cook potatoes to later finish on a griddle as home fries?
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A very specific synonym for a potatoes au gratin type recipe

Many years ago, we went to a restaurant that served a little cube of potatoes that was in the same category as my Mom's scalloped potatoes, but much more refined. It was not soupy, and the potatoes ...
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Should I add binder to a giant, “chicken fried” Latke?

There is a roast chicken recipe from Cooks Illustrated that I've made for years now. You spatchcock the bird (remove the spine and flatten it), place it on a broiler pan, fill the bottom of the pan ...
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Chicken breast in slow cooker

I’m new to slow cooking and wanting to slow cook some chicken breast. I put in potato’s, onion and herbs along with whole chicken breast. Will this just burn onto the crock pot with no liquid in or ...
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What is the best way to store potatoes that were already cut? [duplicate]

And prevent them from becoming darker?
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First time cooking/eating asparagus, what's the best way to cook it? [closed]

So I'm going to bake some salmon fillets today along with potatoes and hollandaise sauce. I always see asparagus being eaten with salmon so I went and bought some. Ive never made it before so I was ...
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What's the difference between confit and fondant potato?

So they both seem to always require relatively long cooking in some kind of liquid containing fat. The only difference I seem to be able to find is the shaping of the potato and colouring of it by ...
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How can I keep a slow roasted pork belly roll warm while roasting potatoes?

I'm hosting a dinner at mine in two weekends time (a first for me!) and have already noticed where my main may not end up as tasty as I'd hope. I'm looking to roast a roll of pork belly at around ...
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Sweet and sticky potato

I have just made very simple french fries (cutting and frying in oil) with some potatoes bought today that turned out to be very different to my usual potatoes. They taste quite sweet, almost in the ...
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Why do potatoes discolour when peeled?

I've noticed that potatoes will discolour when they're peeled; however, if they are submerged in water, or boiled and drained, they're fine (at least for comparable periods of time). Why is this?
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Are rotting potatoes dangerous when coming in contact with skin?

Paranoid college student here. Today I had discovered some potatoes in my dorm kitchen that seemed to be covered in black gooey mold, gone extremely mushy, and were giving off an awful smell. I had ...
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How do potatoes work against salt

For people cooking now and then it is common knowledge that you have to add an extra of salt if you're including potatoes in your meal. But what is the (biological? chemical?) reason that potatoes - ...
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Botulism from *uncooked* potatoes wrapped in foil?

Recently I've seen uncooked, prewrapped-in-foil potatoes at the store, meant for baking. But I've always read that keeping potatoes wrapped tightly in foil at room temperature is one of the ways that ...
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Does peeling potatoes before boiling them actually increase the amount of water they absorb?

I've read the argument in several articles and recipes (I don't have the references in front of me right now) that peeling potatoes before boiling them increases the amount of water they absorb, which ...
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If a recipe calls for 'ready-prepared potato wedges', what exactly does that mean

Does it mean the frozen potato wedges you can find in supermarkets, or does it mean fresh potatoes that I've cut into wedges (if so, does that include/exclude the skin, or is that optional?)
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What is a sour additive for boiled potatoes that looks like a bean?

I recently tried boiled potatoes that had something added that looked like some sort of beans-like vegetables and tasted like green marinated olives. What is this vegetable?
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Why are my roast potatoes not coming off crunchy?

Besides the first time making them, they always come off with a soft,straight surface rather than a crunchy, craggy surface full of blisters. Here is the recipe. The thing making the potatoes crunchy ...
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Belgian Frites - French Fries [duplicate]

In Belgium fries are super popular. They taste really amazing and are very different than the common American french fry. My question is, what is the secret to replicate a Belgian style french fry. ...
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Can I freeze mashed potatoes I bought at the grocery store?

I have 2/ 2 pound pkgs of mashed potatoes I bought from the grocery store. I find I won't be using both and wonder if I can safely freeze one of the packages?
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How to salt whole potatoes before roasting or cooking in the microwave?

Is there a way to salt a whole potato before microwaving or baking it, I was thinking of soaking it in salty water but I doubt that would work, I need it to be seasoned on the inside not just the skin....
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Dauphinoise potatoes: not fully cooked in cream?

I am attempting to make dauphinoise potatoes using this recipe: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/402620/dauphinoise-potatoes I am preparing them for tomorrow. So the aim is to put them directly ...
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Baking scalloped potatoes at 275 °F instead of at 400 °F

I have a single oven. My ham needs to cook for 2 1/2 hours at 275 °F, my scalloped potatoes need to be cooked at 400 °F for 1 hour. Do I put both dishes in the oven at 275 °F and if yes, when do I ...
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Making crunchy creamy hash browns

I want to make southern style hash browns (cubed 1/3-1/2 inch potatoes) and I WANT them to be more on the greasy side. This accomplishes that they have crunchy spots but are creamy. I've tried pan ...
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Is there a name for incompletely-sliced potatoes?

I recently made this recipe, but I am wondering if there are any names for this type of slicing (for potatoes, and otherwise). I suppose it somewhat resembles "blooming" an onion.
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Can I pre-prepare dauphinoise potatoes?

I am hosting my first Christmas for the mother-in-law so of course am freaking out. I'm planning on cooking a roast something but with a slightly different spin on it from normal Christmas Dinner as ...
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Salted baked potatos

I'm trying to understand the purpose of salting a potato prior to baking it. I've always oiled to skin to make it softer, but I don't see the purpose of salting it. What does salting the skin ...