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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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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Different cooking times and different dishes

Merry Christmas! I would love it if all my dishes came out at the same time. Any ideas? I am cooking a ham at 350, au gratin potatoes at 425 and a souffle at 350 what temperature should I cook at to ...
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First slicing, then cooking, or the other way around?

I would like to try out a recipe for a gratin of beets and potatoes. For this I will need sliced potatoes and beets. I always like to cook vegetables for a bit before putting them in the oven to make ...
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How can I get hash browns to bind without using egg?

I don't want to add egg to bind hash browns. What is the best way to bind hash brown without the eggs? My first thoughts are should I still grate the potato, or boil first to soften to enable them to ...
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Types of potato for making gnocchi

I've made gnocchi with different types of potato with mixed result. Can anyone recommend a type that is particularly good for making gnocchi?
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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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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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Baking cauliflower with potatoes

I like to cook a very simple recipe for roasted potatoes: I peel and cut potatoes to cubes, mix them in a sauce of olive oil, garlic and sweet paprika and place in the oven for about an hour under ...
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How to grill potatoes?

I'm having a barbecue and I'm cooking steaks and asparagus. I still have some uncooked potatoes left in the pantry. Is it possible to grill a potato?
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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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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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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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Weird russet potato?

I'm supposed to be boiling it, but this russet potato has this one smooth spot on it. It's not like the rest of the potato's texture, it's almost as smooth as my phone screen. Not oddly colored. Is ...
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What's the best way to reheat frozen boiled potatoes?

We got some imported Papa Amarilla frozen precooked (boiled) potatoes. Probably not many people know about this specific kind of potato, but I was wondering if someone knows how to best reheat any ...
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Search terms for potatoes inside of a bun

So, while traveling in Japan, I found that a lot of European-style bakeries have a dish that's essentially a baked potato inside of a bun. Like, it's a small potato wrapped in bread dough which is ...
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Freezing Mashed Potatoes - any way to prevent drying out?

I am making shepherd's pie soon for freezing, and have been given conflicting advice regarding freezing the mash potato topping. I've been told both to freeze only the mince base and make the mash ...
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How long should I bake a whole sweet potato for?

How long should I bake a whole sweet potato in the oven for versus an 'ordinary' potato of the same size?
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How to time the blanching of potatoes for freezing

I've read numerous articles on the procedure to peel, blanch then bag and store potatoes in a freezer. The procedure states to bring a big pot of water to boil than put in the potatoes and blanch 3-5 ...
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Cooking baked potatoes

I am an experienced cook, more than 50 years in the kitchen. I recently attempted to make a baked potato (basic Idaho baking potato) to go with my meatloaf. I gave it 1 hour and 15 minutes, which has ...
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Slow roasting potatoes

Is it possible to slow roast potatoes? I am slow roasting a pork belly in the oven at 130c for 4 hours, can I add whole (small-medium sized) potatoes as well? Would they need the full 4 hours? How ...
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Saute potatoes without burning them

I had a soup recipe that asked me to chop up onions, carrots, and potatoes and then saute them together until soft. However, when I tried, the potatoes ended up sticking to the bottom and burning ...
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Starch Content of Dehydrated Potatoes

Good day! I've been wondering this for years. I'm from Nova Scotia and we cook a Traditional meal called Rapure. The way it's made is by taking about 15 lbs of potatoes and processing them to ...
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Risk of eating potato skins with anti-germination treatment

Most potatoes are given a chemical anti-germination treatment to stop them sprouting before we eat them. With crispy potato skins and baked potatoes seen as a luxury, I wondered what research has ...
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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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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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Preserving whole potatoes

What is the best way to preserve potatoes for a long time with minimal loss of nutritional values? I tried freezing, but the potatoes lost their taste and were unsuitable for cooking. I tried ...
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Syracuse Salt Potatoes - what's the deal?

Recently I've learned about salt potatoes, which is a regional dish from Syracuse, NY. Basically, you put about 1 cup of salt to 6 cups of water and boil unpeeled potatoes in that water. I've also ...
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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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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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best way to infuse flavour into boiled potatoes

My question is very similar to this one here How to best cook potatoes to be used in a curry? I am trying to enhance the potatoes flavour by masking it's own natural flavour with as much spiciness as ...
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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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Watery potatoes

I boil my potatoes and drain them, set back on burner a while and they are still so watery when I mash them I don't have to add any liquid. They are so transparent looking -- just not appealing. These ...
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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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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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Why does steamed potatoes sometimes have a smooth, banana-like texture?

Sometimes when I steam potatoes, they have a lovely dry, fluffy, crystaline texture. Other times, they're the complete opposite, looking dull with a texture like that of banana.
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Will peeling and slicing potatoes prevent them from sprouting further?

I have some potatoes that are starting to sprout. Nothing crazy, but I'm worried about them all sprouting worse before I get the chance to turn them into breakfast. I'm just going to be frying them ...
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Riced potatoes recipe called steurens or steritz?

Trying to find a recipe for my older neighbors. they think it's called steurens or steuritz... seems to be riced potatoes made into either dumplings or noodles... can't find anything named that ...
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Will potatoes discolor if I pre-make scalloped potatoes?

I'm planning to make scalloped potatoes with russet potatoes and cream and cheese. If I prepare and assemble the dish in the evening, can I store it (covered in the refrigerator) overnight and bake ...
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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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Potato Crisp making

I read that 100kg of potato will process 35kg of potato crisp. I have tried it and did not achieve that result. I used 100kg of potato to process only 15kg of potato crisp.Please does blanching have ...
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Potato and Macaroni Salads soak up all the mayo when I store them

When I make either potato or macaroni salad, I always have a problem the next day with the salad soaking up the mayo so it looks like there was no mayo added. I DO feel that I add a good amount of ...
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How should I control the time and temperature when baking two dishes?

I want to cook multiple dishes at the same time using a conventional oven. A 9x 13 pan with potatoes should bake in an oven of 350 degrees F for 45 minutes. The other dish, a ham, should be in a 325 ...
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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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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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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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Pre-preparing breakfast scramble — potatoes

I liked to cut up a bunch of onions and bellpeppers once a week so that when I make eggs in the morning I just need to put a scoop in the pan and add the eggs once they are cooked. This has been going ...
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White Potatoes for Hash Browns?

Are white potatoes the right type for hash browns? I guess not as I couldn't get them to adhere, without using eggs or flour etc.
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How to know potato is done without poking it to check softness?

I can never get potatoes boiled just right. They're either over or under cooked. When I think they could be about done, I poke one or two with a knife but then that one splits and cooks faster than ...
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Cooking potatoes - baking covered in salt for mashing

I was wondering about a detail of a recipe I recently read in a magazine. The recipe is for Gnocchi, so basically it's about making a potato mash dough. Instead of just boiling the potatoes, the ...
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How to salt potatoes?

I would use boiled or fried potatoes inside other recipes like the Spanish tortilla which has usually a salty taste. Depending on how I cut the potatoes however, sometimes there is too much contrast ...

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