This foolproof method for How to Boil Potatoes is incredibly quick and easy! Yukon gold, red, and russet potatoes are boiled either cubed or whole in salted water until perfectly tender.
Only 2 ingredients are needed, Yukon Gold, Red or Russet Potatoes and a pinch of salt.
Rinse and scrub potatoes, then peel with a vegetable peeler, or leave the skin on. Cut into large chunks or keep them whole. Add potatoes to a large pot and cover with 1 inch of water. Sprinkle in a pinch or two of salt and bring to a boil.
Once boiling, reduce heat to low and keep a rapid simmer. Cook for10-12 minutes for peeled, 2-inch cubes of potatoes. Click the link below for cooking details on whole russet and Yukon gold potatoes.
You’ll know they’re done when they pierce easily with a fork. If you have a larger potato, insert a knife to check the middle for doneness. Whether you want a quick side dish, or need some to add to a recipe, this is the quickest and easiest way to boil potatoes!
Serve with butter and a sprinkle of salt, or turn into mashed potatoes or Duchess potatoes. Enjoy!