How to stop potatoes splitting when you boil them

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If you cook a variety of potatoes that are especially floury, the skins will most likely split and there’s not much you can do about that. However when you’re cooking firmer potatoes, here is a good tip to stop them splitting.

– Adding salt to the water when you are boiling potatoes can cause them to split. Instead drain them and then season.

How to make Smashed or Crushed Potatoes:

If the potatoes do split and collapse despite your best efforts, it’s not a bad thing: drain, then smash them lightly with a fork, fry them in olive oil and the potatoes will become delightfully crispy. Clever chefs call them ‘Crushed Potatoes’ on the menu! It’s a good way of using up leftover potatoes too.


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