Choose your cooking style - boil

Nicole Toia,

Boiling potato

Boiling is when food is submerged in boiling hot liquid, which heats up the food and cooks it.

This cooking method can be used when cooking starchy vegetables like potatoes or dehydrated foods such as beans or pasta. One thing to be aware of is that water-soluble vitamins may be lost in the boiling process as those vitamins can leach out into the water, so it is not the most ideal cooking method for many vegetables.

How to:

Fill a pot with water and submerge cut vegetables. Place the pot over the stove on high and bring the water to a boil. Once the water is boiling reduce the heat slightly and continue to boil for 10-15 minutes until you reach the desired softness for your vegetables. 

Vegetables best for boiling:

  • all varieties of potatoes
  • carrot
  • turnip
  • parsnip