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Boiling Potatoes

ElsieDee | | Sep 2, 2007 05:46 PM

This is something that's been on my mind for a while. Many recipes/directions for boiling potatoes for potato salad usually include directions along the lines of, "Scrub potatoes and boil until easily pierced with a knife. Remove and drain. Once cool enough to handle, peel and chunk/dice the potatoes."

I don't know that I've ever seen a recipe that directs the cook to peel (if the potatoes need to be peeled - some recipes leave the peel on, of course) and dice/chunk the potatoes and then to boil them.

It seems to me that peeling and chunking/dicing before cooking would save time. But does that affect the finished product? Do the potatoes absorb more water and therefore make the resulting potato salad watery?

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