Question: Do you peel potatoes wet or dry?

How long should I soak potatoes?

Give them a cold water bath: Once your potatoes are chopped, toss them into a large bowl. Then cover the potatoes completely with cold water and let them soak for at least 30 minutes (or up to overnight). This will help to rinse off the excess starch and help the potatoes crisp up beautifully in the oven.

How do you peel potatoes without cutting yourself?

2 Method 2 of 2: Boiling Away the Skin

  1. Place your potatoes in a large pot with plenty of water. …
  2. If you’d like, score your potatoes. …
  3. Bring it to a boil for about 15 minutes. …
  4. When they’re cooked through, immerse them one by one in ice cold water for 5-10 seconds. …
  5. Peel off the skin.

Do you put potatoes in cold water after boiling?

Always start potatoes in cold water.

Dropping them into boiling water is a bad idea because the hot water will cook the outsides of the potatoes faster than the insides, leaving you with unevenly cooked taters. … You want a hot potato—not a broken one—so start ’em cold.

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