Genius: give your boiled potato a boost by adding this ingredient to the water!


You won’t believe the difference!

Potatoes are one of the most nutritious foods you can eat. One medium-sized potato has fewer calories than a grapefruit, more potassium than a banana, and more usable iron than any other vegetable. Potatoes are also high in fibre and loaded with complex carbohydrates. And best of all, potatoes are fat-free.

We implore you to try this out


Contrary to a common misconception, potatoes are not high in calories. One medium sized potato contains 110 calories, while a one-cup serving of rice has 225 calories, and a cup of pasta has 155 calories. Loads of people have boiled potatoes with their dinners. We love a good potato, but we like to add a bit of variation every now and then. For example, did you know that adding some pickle juice to your potatoes is delicious? It’s a true potato booster!

How to prepare it:

  • Peel the potatoes and remove sprouts and eyes. Wash well.
  • Cut the potatoes in halves to create even parts. Put them in a big pot.
  • Add the amount of water you would usually add and add 30 to 40 millilitres of pickle juice. Cook the potatoes as you normally would.

Did you know that potatoes are much tastier when you heat them in cold water instead of adding boiling water? This is due to the high amount of starches in potatoes. When potatoes are heated gradually, the cell membranes will strengthen and you won’t taste the starches as much. So next time you’re cooking potatoes, try to add them to cold water and heat them gradually with some pickle juice to get the optimal result.

The potatoes will get a very subtle pickle flavour, which means you won’t have to add salt, butter or sour cream to flavour your potatoes.

Adding pickle juice to your potatoes isn’t just great when you boil them, you can use this trick for all types of potatoes. Do you enjoy French fries? Go on to the next page to learn how to make them even tastier using pickle juice.

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