Vinegar Helps Boiled Potatoes Hold Their Shape

When cooking potatoes to use in potato salad, add a little vinegar to the water when boiling the potatoes. The vinegar causes the potatoes to form a thin crust, which helps them hold their shape.
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Vinegar Helps Boiled Potatoes Hold Their Shape

Additional tips for cooking great potatoes for potato salad.
  • After potatoes are peeled, try to cut them into pieces that are consistent in size so that they will cook evenly. The smaller the pieces, the faster they will get done.
  • Make sure the potatoes pieces you are boiling are large enough so that you can cut them into the size slices you want for your potato salad.
  • Check often for doneness. Potatoes are done when a fork can be inserted in the center and removed without resistance. Overcooking will cause potatoes to fall apart and undercooking will result in hard centers.
Our All About Potatoes contains more tips and step-by-step instructions for preparing potatoes. It will also show you several methods you can use for cooking potatoes.
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