Potato Madness: Quick & Easy! How To Steam Potatoes?

Potatoes have been one of the world’s favorite vegetable. It is very versatile and you can literally do any type of cooking with it and you can simply add it on basically any dish. But not everyone knows how to steam potatoes the right way, not to mention it is pretty easy too.

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ALL ABOUT POTATOES

What is a Potato? Via wisegeek

This vegetable had been around for centuries and is probably one of the vegetables in the world that any person can eat.It is inexpensive and very accessible anywhere you go. It is rich in nutrients especially if you steam it

It is considered to be the fourth largest food crop in the world. The first people to have discovered the goodness of potatoes is the Inca Indians of Peru in 8,000 B.C. to 5,000B.C. But when the Spanish conquered them, the found out about these potatoes and carried them to Europe.

The potatoes spread the rest of Europe but it took four decades.

IDAHO, USA – is the present-day largest producer of potatoes in the United States.

THE LARGEST POTATO IN THE WORLD

The World's Largest Potato Via thecarpetbagger

It was in West Hartford, Connecticut when the world’s largest potato made its ways around the county. It weighs 12,000 pounds and is 12 feet wide. It is considered to be a constructed potato.

THE FAMOUS IDAHO POTATO TOUR

It began in 2012 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Idaho Potato Commission. This 6-ton tomato travels all over the country promoting this certified heart healthy Idaho Potato.

Here is a video of the 2014 Idaho Potato Tour and see how huge it really is

World's Largest Potato - Idaho Potato Tour Via Angelocracy News and Politics

But enough about this potato madness, you will now be learning how to steam potatoes in a quick and easy way.

HOW TO STEAM POTATOES WITH STEAMER

THINGS YOU’LL NEED

Potatoes

Steamer

Oster CKSTSTMD5-W 5-Quart Food Steamer Via Amazon

Oster CKSTSTMD5-W 5-Quart Food Steamer Via Amazon

Pot of Water

Fork

Hiware 12-piece Dinner Forks Set Via Amazon

Hiware 12-piece Dinner Forks Set Via Amazon

  • STep 1
  • Step 2
  • Step 3
  • STEP 4
  • STEP 5
  • STEP 6

Make sure your potatoes are clean

Just simply get your potatoes and clean them under running water to remove the dirt on it.

How to Make Steamed Potatoes Via mahalodotcom

  • NOTE: If you are going to make mashed potatoes, let it steam for 20-25 minutes to achieve that soft consistency.
  • DID YOU KNOW? Boiling Potatoes removes its natural flavor so it is best to steam them rather than to boil them.

HOW TO STEAM POTATOES WITHOUT STEAMER

Not everyone has a steamer at home but that does not mean you cannot do it. There are 2 simple ways to do it and here is an easy alternative for steaming without a steamer.

Using a Metal Colander

THINGS YOU’LL NEED

Potatoes

Pot

T-fal A85724 Specialty Nonstick Dishwasher Safe Handy Pot  Via Amazon

T-fal A85724 Specialty Nonstick Dishwasher Safe Handy Pot Via Amazon

Metal Colander

ExcelSteel 242 5-Quart Stainless Steel Colander Via Amazon

ExcelSteel 242 5-Quart Stainless Steel Colander Via Amazon

  • STep 1
  • Step 2

Large Pot of Water

Fill the pot about ½ of water

Set the metal colander inside the pot (make sure that the water should not come above the bottom of the colander)​

Let it simmer​

Set the metal colander inside the pot Via 31shots

No Colander; No Problem

THINGS YOU’LL NEED

Potatoes

Pot

T-fal A85724 Specialty Nonstick Dishwasher Safe Handy Pot  Via Amazon

T-fal A85724 Specialty Nonstick Dishwasher Safe Handy Pot Via Amazon

Aluminum Foi

10 Uses for Aluminum Foil Via thisoldhouse

Heat-Proof Plate

Heatproof Plate Via Amazon

Heatproof Plate Via Amazon

  • STep 1

Roll the Foil

Roll in 3 pieces of foils into a ball; make sure they are all equal in size

Roll the Foil Via rachaelrayshow

Place a heat-proof plate into the pot and use the foil balls as a stand​

Fill the pot with water about ½ inch just to make sure it doesn’t go over the plate​

Put in the potatoes and cover it and just let it simmer​

Having problems peeling?​

Here is a QUICK & EASY way to peel potatoes​

Super Quick Potato Peeling! - Life Hack Via DaveHax

CONCLUSION

Potatoes 101: Nutrition Facts and Health Effects Via authoritynutrition

And there you go, isn’t it easy to steam potatoes? Just make sure to follow the steps above and you are ready to go. You don’t need to be some kind of a master chef to do this. You don’t even need to buy any type of special equipment for this. You can also try it with other vegetables like carrots.

Good luck steaming!

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Lita Watson
 

Hi there! I’m Lita, and I’m absolutely in love with cooking blogs. I’m a beginner in cooking and i try my best to make it quick and easy. Even though, it’s not always quick and easy to keep up with fancy dinners… so i keep learning and blogging about quick and easy ways to create delicious and yummy foods for my two kids and a wonderful husband.

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