Boiled potatoes

If you wish to boil potatoes that you don't want to mash, use a more waxy variety. You can also turn them (tourner) according to the classic method if you like. This technique gives even a simple boiled potato the necessary allure.

Makes 1kg.

Boiled potatoes

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waxy potatoes

Preparation method

  • Peel the potatoes. Remove any eyes. Turn if desired (tourner). Save the scraps for a purée or another dish.
  • Put the potatoes in a pan with plenty of cold water and a little salt.
  • Bring to the boil and gently boil until done. Make sure that the potatoes stay firm.
  • Boil for 15 to 20 minutes until done.
  • Carefully pour off the remaining water.

Serving suggestions

  • Use as a garnish in a main course.
  • Flavour with e.g. a green herb butter or some quality olive oil. 
  • Use in a composition with components of pheasant, celeriac, and leek.

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