Food - Drink
Why You Should Use Vinegar When Boiling Potatoes
By AMANDA BRETZ
Potatoes can be used in a variety of dishes, but nothing is worse than biting into potato salad and getting a mouthful of mushiness. If this is something you've struggled with, before you give up on preparing potato salad from scratch, try adding a bit of vinegar to your pot of water.
Once you've established that you're using the right ‌potato for boiling, adding vinegar to the water will help the potatoes maintain their form. In order to use this trick, you must boil potatoes for 30 minutes and add a little salt and vinegar to the boiling water at the 13-minute mark. But why is vinegar helpful?
Vinegar causes potatoes to develop a thin crust on their exterior layer, which is what is required to preserve them from becoming mushy or disintegrating. It's also crucial to remember that there isn't a particular sort of vinegar that works better for this than another, so you can use white, apple cider, or red wine vinegar varieties.