Boiling potatoes isn’t rocket science, and it’s because this task is so easy that you might overlook a crucial step. If you consistently find yourself with broken or unevenly cooked potatoes, here’s a tip:
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. By the time they’ve fully cooked to the core, the outsides will be mushy and start to flake apart. You want a hot potato—not a broken one—so start ‘em cold.
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