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Old 01-26-2010, 03:18 PM   #1
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Help with little Red Potatoes!

Wondering if there is a secret to keeping the peelings on when you boil them? When I get them in a resturaunt they are always so perfect, but when I cook at home by the time they are tender the peelings are all falling off. I would like them to have a nice appearance for a dinner I am making. Thaks

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Old 01-26-2010, 05:15 PM   #2
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Simmering instead of boiling might help...HTH


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Old 01-26-2010, 05:31 PM   #3
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maybe you are cooking them to long. red potatoes stay fairly firm thats why they are prefered for potato salad.
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Old 01-26-2010, 05:48 PM   #4
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How were you planning to serve them. We like them simply simmered then dressed with either evoo, chopped fresh parsley,garlic,salt and pepper, or use butter, parsley,chives,salt and pepper.
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Old 01-26-2010, 06:00 PM   #5
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if i have any left over red potatoes that have been boiled i fry then for homefries.
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Old 01-26-2010, 06:03 PM   #6
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Cook potatoes the same size (more or less) over low heat, covered with water and a tablespoon of salt for about 15-20 m. Click a potato occasionally with a small knife. When you can easily prick the potatoes are ready.
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Thak you everyoney
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Old 01-27-2010, 10:41 AM   #8
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This will probably make a few of the folks here have a heart attack but I cook my little red potatoes in a pot of water with 1 cup of salt. When the potatoes are done, drain and leave set for about 5 mins. They will be perfectly salted with nice little crystalline patterns on the skins. Then add butter, sour cream, pepper or whatever when you eat them. Very good!
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This will probably make a few of the folks here have a heart attack but I cook my little red potatoes in a pot of water with 1 cup of salt. When the potatoes are done, drain and leave set for about 5 mins. They will be perfectly salted with nice little crystalline patterns on the skins. Then add butter, sour cream, pepper or whatever when you eat them. Very good!
how many pounds of potatoes for 1 cup of salt?
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how many pounds of potatoes for 1 cup of salt?
lYeah, how many pounds???
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