Ask Dr. Potato

With 746 posts, chances are there's already an answer to your question. Please try searching below before submitting a question to Dr. Potato. Use multiple words to help narrow down the results. For example, search for "potatoes" and "group" if looking for an answer on cooking potatoes for large groups.

Back To Dr. Potato Home

Soaking Potatoes in Milk

Q:

Why soak potatoes in milk?

A:

I assume you are doing mashed potatoes, and since people often boil corn in a mixture of water and milk to give it a sweet flavor or unique taste you wondered if it works for potatoes. My recommendation, unless it is an ethnic recipe or one passed down from grandmother to mother and now to you, is to not waste the milk. Instead, boil the potatoes in water, drain and mash, and then slowly add softened butter or warm milk. This is the only recipe I would suggest you try if you want the milk to marinate into the spuds.