This foolproof method for How to Boil Potatoes is incredibly quick and easy. Serve the boiled potatoes with butter as a side dish, or transform them into fluffy mashed potatoes!
Once boiling, reduce heat to low and keep a rapid simmer. Cook for the following times:
10-12 minutes for peeled, 2-inch cubes of potatoes.
15-20 minutes for whole red or Yukon gold potatoes.
25-30 minutes for whole russet 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.
Serve with butter and a sprinkle of salt, or turn into mashed potatoes or Duchess potatoes. Enjoy!