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Boiled potatoes are an easy and nutritious dish for the whole family to enjoy.

  • Select a waxy textured potato labelled for boiling or salads.
  • Cut potatoes into evenly sized pieces, so they will cook at the same rate.
  • Add enough cold water to just cover the potatoes (Use boiling water with new season potatoes).
  • Cover and bring to the boil.
  • Once they come to the boil, reduce heat and simmer gently.
  • Vigorous boiling will cause most potatoes to break up.
  • Drain and toss in oil, butter or fresh herbs.
  • For potato salads you get better flavour when you add your dressing to warm potatoes and allow enough time for flavours to be absorbed.

Healthy tips…

  • When boiling use as little water as possible. Vitamin C and B group vitamins are water soluble, which means some of them will dissolve into the cooking water. By using only a little water you will keep this to a minimum.
  • Keep the pieces large, and you will not have as much surface area for the vitamins to escape.
  • Steaming is very quick, so the nutrients remain high.