Have you ever made mashed potatoes and find that you boiled the potatoes too long? The water looks cloudy and the potatoes start to fall apart? You may think the dish is ruined, but don’t fret. Here's a tip on How to Fix Over Boiled Potatoes.
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Drain the potatoes and place them back into the pot over medium heat and stir them. Stirring removes the excess water and dries them out. You can hear the sizzling of the water evaporating. Continue to stir without scorching the bottom. If necessary, lower the heat to give you more time to stir and get that water out.
You can tell when most of the water is gone by dragging the wooden spoon across the bottom. In the beginning, when the potatoes are still wet, it will show the bottom of the pan. When it is fixed and you drag the wooden spoon across the bottom, you will see the potato starting to leave a layer. This is what most chefs do when making mashed. Less water in the potatoes allow for the potatoes to absorb more butter and cream.