How do you cook potatoes? We'll show you way to cook potatoes.
This may be our favorite method to cook potatoes. While you can roast all types of potatoes, Yukon Golds taste the best. Think caramelized perfection, creamy inside, and crispy outside. You can roast waxy potatoes, such as new potatoes or fingerling potatoes, well. Avoid roasting Idaho or russet potatoes in the oven. These starchy potatoes will lose their shape and turn into a mushy heap.
How To Roast Potatoes In An Oven?
- 1 pound Yukon Gold potatoes, halved/cut into 2-inch slices
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper
Preheat the oven to 450F.
Spread the potatoes on a baking tray and sprinkle with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Gently toss the potatoes.
Place the potatoes in one layer, cut-side up.
Roast for 20-30 minutes or until tender.
Roast potatoes are a great accompaniment to meaty mains like prime rib roast or roast chicken or maple-glazed salmon.
Baked potatoes are different from roasted potatoes, as they are cooked whole. Idaho and russet potatoes are great for baking, as they're starchy rather than waxy.
How To Make Baked Potatoes?
- Idaho or russet potatoes
Preheat the oven to 400°C
Use a fork to poke the potatoes in several places and then place them on the rack. Bake for 40-60 minutes until the potatoes are tender and pierced by a fork.
To make it quick, microwave the potato for 5-6 minutes. Next, bake the potato for 20-30 minutes.
Baked potatoes are a classic side dish for beef loaf or Steak. But they also make great vegetarian mains to accompany Caesar Salad or roast vegetables.
Plain boiled potatoes are boring. You won't find the same depth of flavor in any potato, no matter what type you choose. Although you can boil any kind of potato, starchy potatoes will not hold up well to waxy or Yukon Gold potatoes.
How To Boil Potatoes?
- Any type of potato
If potatoes are greater than 2 inches in diameter you can quarter them or halve them. If you are boiling the potato, slice it as directed in the recipe for fried potatoes or roasted potatoes.
Place the potatoes in a large pot. Cover with 2 inches of water. Then, add a good pinch of salt to the water and bring it to a boil over high heat.
Cover the pot to cook par-cooked potatoes. Let the potatoes soak in the hot water for ten minutes before draining.
To boil potatoes fully, reduce heat to simmer and continue cooking until potatoes are tender. It can take between 10 and 30 minutes depending upon the size of the potato.
Use boiled potatoes for mashed potatoes, potato soup, and par-boil potatoes before making Breakfast Hash.
Air Fryer Potatoes
An Air Fryer is a wonderful gadget. This countertop convection oven makes it much easier to make crisp roasted potatoes. Here, you'll need to follow the same guidelines as with roasted potatoes.
How To Cook Potatoes In An Air Fryer?
2 pounds Yukon Gold/red potatoes, cut into 1/2 inch strips
Salt, pepper, garlic, and other spices such as rosemary and granulated ginger, should be taken into consideration.
Heat the air fryer to 400°F.
Toss the potatoes in oil. Season with salt, pepper, or any other spice you like. Toss the potatoes to coat.
Place the potatoes into the basket of an air fryer. Cook the potatoes for 15 to 17 minutes. Turn the basket once every 5 minutes to stir.
This is only one way to fry potatoes in an air fryer. You can make fries, chips or latkes with the oven. The possibilities are limitless!