Why do you add salt when boiling potatoes or pasta?

Answer To make it taste saltier! I'm amazed by all the answers here that are claiming something else (it's oil you add to prevent sticking, and al dente just refers to how long you cook it). It's true th... Read More »

Top Q&A For: Why do you add salt when boiling potatoes or pasta

Why do people put salt in water when boiling it?

Many recipes, such as those on pasta boxes, call for adding salt to water when boiling it. This is because salt raises the boiling point of water, allowing the food to cook at a higher temperature.... Read More »

Why do you add salt and oil when cooking pasta?

Salt prevents the pasta from foaming over. If you don't believe this, add salt when the pasta starts to foam - you'll see the foam get knocked down quickly. Olive oil tenderizes the pasta.

Boiling Potatoes the Right Way for Potato Salad?

Potato salad recipes may call for different ingredients but they all begin with starchy, cooked potatoes. The right-size chunk of potato grabs any sauce or herbs that you add, while spuds that are ... Read More »

I need some advice on boiling pasta without it sticking together?

for every 100gr of pasta use 1l of water(ie: for 300g pasta use 3 liters water)Boil the water adding 1 teaspoon of salt to each liter of water.When water is bubbling put the pasta in + 5 tablespoon... Read More »