Potato Recipes – A Few Tricks and Tips
There countless different ways that you can use potatoes in your cooking. Even if you take only potatoes without any other ingredients you have plenty of recipes available. If you start using other ingredients the possibilities are almost countless. This is why potatoes are one of the most popular food through out the world.
So how can you prepare potatoes at home? There are quite a few different ways. You can fry them, you can bake them you can simply recettes prommes de terre cook them and then mash them, you can prepare them in a stew or you can make chipped potatoes. Depending on the preparation it is wise to choose the right sort of potatoes for each preparation process. For instance russet potato is great for baking, frying, mashing and roasting.
A simple recipe for instance is recipe for whipped potatoes. You will need around 8 potatoes, some milk (around 1/3 cup), some butter ( cup) and some salt and pepper to taste.
This recipe is very easy. You need to cook the potatoes so first peel them and cut them into big pieces. Put them in a saucepan and cover them with water. turn the heat on and wait for them to boil then let them simmer for 15 or 20 minutes until the potatoes are done. When potatoes are cooked drain the water and beat the potatoes in the saucepan. In another pan melt the butter and milk and then add them to the potatoes. Use a mixer to beat the potatoes until they become fluffy.
The there is a recipe that is known worldwide – a recipe for French fries. Take a few baking potatoes, that we mentioned before. For 4 people you will need 6 big potatoes. Then you also need frying oil and salt. First you need to peel the potatoes and then cut them in strips that are somewhere up to 1/2 inch wide. You know how French fries look like. now comes a nice trick. to get the starch out and make fries more crunchy soak them in ice cold water for at least one hour. Then heat the oil (375 degrees) and drain the potatoes. Put the potatoes in frying basket and fry until they are golden brown. Add some salt and you are done.
A few more potato recipe tricks that might come in handy. if you want your baked potatoes to have a crispy skin rub some butter or oil on them before you bake them. Another trick is for making mashed potatoes. If you want them to have a really rich taste cook them in skimmed milk. They will taste heavenly.
You hardly go wrong with any potato recipes. It is said that most potato meals will always keep visitors knocking at your door because they produce unequaled recipes. Needless to mention is that potatoes are found world wide hence go very well with almost anybody.