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  1. When boiling potatoes, always start the potatoes in cold, salted water. If you add potatoes to boiling water, the outside cooks before the inside.
  2. Much of the potatoes nutrients lie just under the skin so keep the skin on when you can.
  3. You’ve got better things to do with your time than peel potatoes. So leave the skin on, it’s healthier and tastes great!
  4. Try adding olive oil and curry powder as a mash or roast flavour combo.
  5. Preheat oven with tray before adding potatoes. A hot tray will ensure even cooking and crisp the underside of the potatoes.
  6. Heat your roasting tray with oil before adding potatoes. The hot oil helps crisp the outside of the potatoes.
  7. Save time by par cooking potatoes first and refrigerating until ready to cook.
  8. If peeling your potatoes, cut leftover skins in strips and brush with olive oil. Bake at 200 degrees until crispy. Season to taste and use as a snack with dip or crumble on soups or salad
  9. When cooking potatoes in the microwave, prick the potatoes with a fork, both sides. This allows the water content to evaporate and cook evenly.
  10. Try olive oil for a healthier alternative.
  11. Try using coconut oil as a healthy alternative.
  12. Always cut even size portions so the potatoes cook evenly.
  13. Use the microwave to par cook your potatoes. This will cut down on oven time.
  14. Try half olive and half grape seed for a healthier alternative.
  15. Try adding garlic salt as a flavour combination. To make, thinly slice whole head of garlic cloves. Dry roast then set aside to cool. Blitz in food processor with coarse sea salt for 30 sec. Store in airtight container, should keep indefinitely.
  16. Try adding olive oil and sweet paprika as a flavour combo.
  17. Toss your potato chips in a bag to coat with ingredients. Saves time and dishes.
  18. Take care to spread potatoes out evenly on a tray. This will help to cook them evenly.
  19. Want your chips quicker, cut them thinner.
  20. Prevent the darkening of a just peeled potato by cooking it immediately or placing it in cold water until ready to use.
  21. If par cooking potatoes before roasting, remove excess moisture by returning potatoes to stove top to further evaporate any moisture.
  22. How to peel a potato with no peeler! After boiling the potato, put into cold water for 5 seconds. Twist the potato skin off with your hands — it should come right off.
  23. To make healthy, home made chips use fresh potatoes, olive oil and a flavour combo of your choice.

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