Tips in Preparing and Cooking Potatoes For Salads

To highlight the delicious flavor of potatoes, especially in salads, you must prepare and cook them properly.

Here are some helpful tips for preparing and cooking potatoes:

For french fries, calculate 1 potato for each person to be served. After cutting the potatoes, soak them in cold water for about 30 minutes. Dry them before frying.

After frying, use 2 layers of paper towels to drain the fries. Reheat oil only between batches.

For crispier fries, you can fry them twice. The first should be fried at 340oF with oil until golden. Then drain and let cool to room temperature. You may buy best oil for salads via online sources.

Before serving, fry again at 375 ° F with a little oil in batches until golden. Transfer this to baking sheets with paper towels and keep it warm in the oven (low temperature) while frying the rest of the potatoes again.

Another option to make the skins crispier is to rub a little butter, bacon, or oil into ½-inch pieces. Brush these with some seasonings and olive oil. Bake these at around 425 ° F for 35 to 45 minutes. Be sure to rotate them occasionally. Cut the excess skins into strips.

Brush these with a little olive oil and bake for 10 minutes at around 400oF. Season this and consume with sauces. It can also be used as a crumble for salads or soups.

To make roasted potatoes, mix some medium, small, half, or large potatoes, cut into eight or quarters, in olive oil, or a combination of oil and melted butter. Roast it for 1 to 1 ½ hour in a preheated oven at 375oF. 

Rotate the potatoes frequently to make them crisp and brown evenly. For added flavor, use dripping bacon, shortening, or dripping.