How To Boil Whole Potatoes



  1. Scrub dirt off of potatoes.
  2. Place whole potatoes (with peel on) in a Dutch oven.
  3. Add enough water to the Dutch oven to cover the potatoes.
  4. Bring the potatoes to a boil.
  5. Simmer potatoes, uncovered, for 40 to 60 minutes. Cooking time will depend on the size of the potatoes.
  6. Potatoes are done when still firm but can easily be pierced by a fork. DO NOT overcook, as the potatoes will fall apart and turn to mush.
  7. Potatoes will be so hot that they will cook even after removed from heat, so it is best to remove from heat while on the firm side.
  8. Using tongs or a slotted spoon, remove potatoes from the Dutch oven and place in a large strainer.
  9. Let potatoes cool in the strainer until they can be easily handled.
  10. Pull the potato skins off of the potatoes.
  11. Cut away any blemishes on the potatoes.
  12. Cut potatoes into cubes.


Cooked and cubed potatoes can be refrigerated and used for Creamy potato salad or, fried in butter until crisp and served for breakfast with eggs and bacon.

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