If you need to boil potatoes in uniform, that is, tubers cannot be incised or peeled, to prepare a salad or other dish, you can try one simple way that speeds up the cooking process. An ordinary toothpick will come to your aid.
What to do with potatoes before cooking
Before sending the tuber into boiling water, simply pierce it with a toothpick in several places. Thanks to the small holes that appear, the potatoes will cook much faster.
You will notice that the cooking time of potatoes, the skin of which has been damaged by toothpicks, has decreased by 10-15 minutes. Sometimes, it's quite critical.
Why do you need to take a toothpick
Some believe that instead of a toothpick, tubers can be pierced with a fork or knife, believing that the life hack will work in this case. Sure, potatoes will cook faster, but you won't be able to use them for a salad or other dish.
Why? Everything is very simple. There will be a problem in the form of too large holes, due to which too much liquid gets under the skin of the vegetable. Because of this, the potato will become watery, can boil soft.
Another way to speed up potato cooking
If you do not have a toothpick at hand, you can try another simple method that also speeds up the process of cooking the tuber.
Put a piece of butter in a saucepan. When it melts from high temperature, it will form a foam on the surface of the water, which will prevent evaporation. As a result, heating will occur more intensively, and the potatoes will boil faster.
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