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How do I avoid mushy potatoes in my stew?

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How do I avoid mushy potatoes in my stew?

ladev155 | Nov 12, 2009 08:57 AM

Recently I made a traditional Irish stew. Meat, potatoes and veg.

I cooked the meat a bit, and the potatoes, separately. Then dumped them in the beef broth with some veg. I cooked for several hours and by the end, my stew was very mushy, all the potatoes had mushed into the broth. Is this suppose to happen? It still tasted very good but I dont think I wanted it to be a big mushed stew?

Let me know if anyone can help or has any insight?

Thanks so much!!!!

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