Parboil doesn't need to be a word

Glad to get it off my chest.

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But it means partially boiled so it does have a use no?

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‘Salt to taste’ gets on my wick too.

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Just say part boil.

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Always wondered about this. Is it to Your taste or to the point where you can taste it?

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Parboil is easier to say tho innit

Pboil would be even easier, why don’t we say that?

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Because we’re not bloody French, that’s why.

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Tv chefs saying ‘Fry off’ not just fry bugs me.

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I have an aversion to the word garlicky

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Think it’s just until any bitterness or sharpness or whatever is gone but it’s obv totally subjective as is most stuff in cooking.

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I couldn’t agree more

Wonderful thread

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Friend referred to a potato as hard boiled the other day. Wtf.

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In actuality, the problem here is that we’re lacking some other words

Like, you can’t actually par- or part- boil potatoes - if you’ve brought them to the boil you have boiled them

What we need are words for different grades of cooked depending on how long you’ve left them boiling

In that sense ‘parboiled’ is a useful if inaccurate substitute for ‘boiled until partially cooked’

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Alan Parboil

Agreed, feels a bit

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Yeah, this is a fantastic point

You haven’t boiled the potatoes just because the water is boiling, I reckon you either need the potatoes to be cooked or for them to turn into a gas.

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What word would you use instead? Don’t come to me with problems when you’ve got no answers!