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    Default new potatoes - how long to boil?

    i'm the first to admit i'm rubbish at cooking (last week i had to ask the grapes how to do poached eggs )

    so.. how long do new potatoes take to boil? i'm cooking the first of my own grown today but don't want everything else to be ready while the tatas aren't cooked

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    Oooer, seems like everyone's vanished, somehow I have problems with new tatties I've grown cause they split on cooking, anyways get pan boiling and then drop them in, about 15-20 mins depending on size
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    I always steam mine. Don't worry if they are ready early, they are just as yummy cold after all
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    steam or boil, plunge into boiling salted water, 10-12 mins depending on size, steam for 12-15 mins,you will know when they are done, a thin knife goes through easily
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    I've given up boiling, because the skins split.
    A steam for 30 mins does me.

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    The first pan full, I cooked the same way I do with shop bought ones and they disintegrated. The second pan I did for only 5 mins and they broke apart. The last pan full I steamed over the carrots and they were just right. Today's I steamed for 20 mins and they were a bit over done but still edible. Lesson learnt... don't expect them to cook as shop bought ones. Trial and error is a wonderful thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weekendwellies View Post
    The first pan full, I cooked the same way I do with shop bought ones and they disintegrated. The second pan I did for only 5 mins and they broke apart. The last pan full I steamed over the carrots and they were just right. Today's I steamed for 20 mins and they were a bit over done but still edible. Lesson learnt... don't expect them to cook as shop bought ones. Trial and error is a wonderful thing.


    yeah mine split as well and the skin peeled off a couple of the big ones.. they were still gorgeous though!!

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    aha, so to steam home grown ones *makes note to self
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