Potatoes are a staple in the American diet, and they can be prepared in a variety of different ways. Boiling potatoes is a popular and healthy option. Boiled new red potatoes are tasty and perfect for any event with a large crowed.
Things You'll Need
Wash your potatoes thoroughly in cold water. Use a potato brush to remove excess dirt from the potato skin.
Dice the potatoes into chunks. Cube them about 1 inch by 1 inch. The smaller the cubes, the quicker the potatoes will cook when boiling.
Fill the 8-quart pot with about 4 quarts of water. Place the potatoes into the water and bring them to a boil on the stove top. If all of the potatoes do not fit loosely into the pot, keep them to the side and place into another pot, or wait and boil them when the first batch is done.
Boil the potatoes on the stove top for at least 15 minutes. Test one to be sure they are cooked to a soft perfection; continue cooking if needed.
Drain the water from the cooked potatoes. Place the potatoes in a serving bowl and add seasonings or sour cream as desired.