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Steaming Potatoes for Potato Salad

Cutting down on cook time

Can I Steam Potatoes for Potato Salad?

Potatoes for potato salad can be steamed to cut down on cook time. Either place the potatoes in a steamer or place a steamer insert into a large stockpot. Place the potatoes in the pot and fill with just enough water to come up to the bottom of the steamer insert. Heat over medium-high heat and cook for 15-20 minutes or until the potatoes are fork-tender.

Pros vs. Cons of Steaming Potatoes for Potato Salad



– Potatoes cook evenly and do not dry out.
– Cooks fast, saving time.
– Can cook fairly large quantities.



– Free starch is not allowed to escape, resulting in sticky and gummy potatoes.