The article discusses the best way to boil starchy potatoes, specifically russets, for optimal results. Boiling the potatoes whole, with their skin intact, prevents oversaturation and maintains their texture. This method also maximizes nutrient retention and flavor. Other starchy potato varieties, such as sweet potatoes and yams, can also be boiled in this way. Boiled starchy potatoes are commonly used for mashed potatoes or as a base for dishes like potato pancakes or gnocchi. Different flavor profiles can be achieved by boiling potatoes in broth or milk. Overall, boiling starchy potatoes whole is a simple and effective method for delicious results.