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1kathyc 10-21-2009 11:54 AM

Seasoning and steaming question for russet potatoes
I would like to make steamed potatoes for dinner in an the biggest loser triple deck electric steamer. I only have russet potatoes. I also want to season them with Mrs. Dash garlic and herb seasoning. My questions are 1. if I cut them into about 1 inch cubes, about how long should I steam 3 medium size potatoes? 2. Do I season them before or after I steam them?
I've never done this before, and not quite sure how to do this. Thanks for all your help.

ChefJune 10-21-2009 12:25 PM

imho, russet potatoes don't steam well. They are very starchy, and lend themselves much more to baking. I boil them for mashed potatoes, but not for any other purpose. I would use yukon golds, or other less starchy potato for steaming or serving as "boiled."

1kathyc 10-21-2009 12:39 PM

I guess that would explain why all the recipes I found where for using red potatoes! Thanks for your help and quick reply!

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