How do you make tender potatoes?

Turn the burner on high and bring water to boiling. Reduce the heat to medium-low or low. Cover the pot with a lid. Cook the potatoes in gently boiling water until tender, about 15 minutes for small Red Potatoes, New Potatoes or cubed large potatoes, and 20 to 25 minutes for quartered potatoes.

Why do my potatoes fall apart when boiled?

If potatoes are produced during a very dry growing season, they will tend to have a higher than normal solid content and less moisture. When these are cooked, they absorb more water than usual and, as a result, fall apart at the end of cooking.

What are Duchess potatoes made of?

Add softened butter, heavy cream, and whole bunch of egg yolks, which are one of the defining ingredients of duchess potatoes. By the way, I was reviewing the pages of my new cookbook the other day and boy, oh boy does it require a lot of egg yolks.

When is the best time to make Duchess potatoes?

Second, Christmas dinner is the perfect time to make duchess potatoes if you’re going to make duchess potatoes, because they’re fancy and frilly and lovely while still having the yummy comfort-food factor of the mashed ones. Third, they go swimmingly with roast beef.

How do you make potato patties with egg wash?

Stir with a rubber spatula to combine. Taste and make sure the potatoes have been adequately salted. Transfer to a large pastry bag and pipe through a large star tip in a circular/upward spiral motion. Make an egg wash by mixing 1 egg with 1/2 cup heavy cream. Lightly brush the piped potatoes with egg wash.

How to cook potatoes in the oven?

Peel a bunch of potatoes, then boil ’em until they’re fork tender. Drain ’em and give yourself a steam facial. Pour ’em out onto a couple of large baking sheets, then put the pans in a preheated 375 degree oven for about 10 minutes just to dry them out a bit.