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Kitchen tip: Super spuds

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05 NOVEMBER 2008

Potatoes should never be cooked in boiling water. It causes them to absorb much more liquid. Instead cook them on a gentle heat at a very low simmer, so the water is what chefs call 'burping' or 'gurgling' – that is, just the occasional bubble rises to the surface. They will take a little longer, but your roast potatoes will taste that much better.