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Easy Hacks To Boil Potatoes Quickly

You can make a variety of delightful treats using boiled potatoes.
easy hacks to boil potatoes

Potatoes are the kings in every kitchen because of their adaptability and versatility. They can be made into several tasty and delicious food items that people of all ages love, especially children. From aloo sabzi to potato dumplings, parathas, and a myriad of potato snack items, everything can be made at home using boiled potatoes.

You can make a variety of delicious recipes with boiled potatoes, and most of them don't even take long to prepare. But the only part that may take some time is boiling the potatoes. But you don't need to worry about that also, because we are here to help you with easy kitchen hacks. 

However, boiling potatoes doesn't take more than 15 to 20 minutes, but with these tips you can boil your potatoes in 5 minutes. Here are some simple ways you can boil potatoes easily and quickly.

Peel The Potatoes Before Boiling

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If you want to prepare a dish by mashing potatoes, wash the potatoes thoroughly with clean water then peel them well before boiling. After peeling the potato, cut it into little square pieces.  Now using a knife, slightly smash them. By doing this, the potatoes boil quickly and it does not take much time and you can then easily mash them to make delicious dishes.

Using mashed potatoes, you can make Aloo Paratha, cutlets, sandwiches and so many more dishes that everyone loves to eat.

Cut The Potatoes Before Boiling

boil potato hacks

In most households, potatoes are washed in clean water and placed in the cooker with the peel to boil. This method boils potatoes, however it takes a long time to do so. But If you slice the potato in half from the middle and put it in the cooker to boil, it will boil even faster. 

Adding 1/2 teaspoon white salt to the cooker will make sure that the potatoes do not burst after boiling.

These potatoes can be fried and used to make veggies, as well as delicious aloo chaat and scrumptious aloo salads.

Rest Potatoes In Warm Water

boil potatoes fast tips

If you want to keep boiled potatoes stored for a day or two, boil them whole without peeling off the skin.

To boil potatoes with the skin quickly, keep these potatoes immersed in hot water for 2-3 minutes. Along with that, add 1 teaspoon white salt to it. Using a knife to softly lap the potato. After that, you'll only need 3-4 minutes to boil potatoes in a cooker.

Use them whenever you want and however you want.

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Boil Potatoes In Oven

This is one of the simplest methods for boiling potatoes, and it only takes 5 minutes. To do so, properly wash the potatoes and then poke holes in them with a fork without peeling off the skin. Carry out the same procedure with the remaining potatoes. 

Then microwave the potatoes for 2 min 30 sec. After 2 minutes and 30 seconds, turn the potato over and microwave for another 2 minutes and 30 seconds. This way, the potatoes will be boiled well. 

Now you'll notice that the potatoes have been thoroughly boiled and are easily sliced.

By using this boiling method, you can use potatoes to make any type of boiled potato dish you want to make and enjoy a delightful feast.

How To Use Boiled Potatoes?

boiled potato dishes

Soft and Mushy boiled potatoes can be used in a number of ways to prepare delicious food treats. They can be used to make delicious snacks for people of all ages in a variety of ways. You can experiment with these soft and mushy potatoes and come up with something delicious to eat. You can prepare a variety of recipes with boiled potatoes, including: Aloo Paratha, Potato Rings, Potato wedges, Cutlets, Sandwiches, Gravy Aloo Sabzi, and much much more.

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If you master these boiling potato hacks, you will eventually see your itchen time getting reduces and yet you will be ready with so many tasty food options. I hope you will find these tricks helpful.

Have you tried these hacks? Do share your thoughts on these hacks with us. If you know any other potato boiling hacks, do share them with us. You can let us know by commenting on our Facebook or Instagram page.

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