The Iowa Homemaker

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Do you know how to boil potatoes? Judging from the results which most housewives have, it would seem that very few do. A boiled potato should be soft all through, dry and mealy, never waxy and hard or soggy with water. Potatoes should never be allowed to stand in water for very long after they are peeled. They should be cooked in unsalted boiling water until they are soft in the center. Every drop of water should then be drained off them, and salt sprinkled over them. The lid should be left off the sauce pan a moment so that the potatoes can dry thoroughly.



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