are you a potato lover? ....then this is for you?
March 8, 2008 7:49am CST
Here is a bit of good news for potato lovers.Soaking the potatoes in water before frying makes them a lot safer to eat. Soaking the spuds helps reduce the levels of Acrylamide in them.Acrylamide,a naturally occurring chemical, is formed when rich starchy foods are cooked in high temperatures, in frying,baking,grilling or roasting.There has been a growing concern that acrylamide is bad for health. Washing raw potatoes,soaking them for 30 minutes and for two hours in water reduce acrylamide formation, but if they were fried lightly. So,henceforth soak potatoes in water and fry them lightly and eat.