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First time making potato salad, question about the potatos

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First time making potato salad, question about the potatos

cleobeach | May 23, 2012 08:31 AM

We are attending a picnic on Saturday and my husband requested a specific potato salad recipe.

This will be my first potato salad. I enjoy eating it but never tried to make it.

My question related to how to cook the potatos. The recipe says to cube the potatos (red skinned if it matters) and the place in a pot, cover with one inch of water and boil for 10 to 15 minutes until just tender.

A 10-15 minute boil of cubed potatos seems like a long time to me. Will the potatos turn to mush? I need to travel with the ingredients and I don't have the room to take double in case of error and no access to buy more.

Educate me on boiled potato cooking. My experience is limited to making mashed potatos at Thanksgiving and I was never too concerned about the cooked texture.

Should I cube the potatos prior to cooking? Is 10-15 min a reasonable cooking time?

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