The humble potato is as delicious as it is nutritious! Incredibly versatile and always affordable, different potato types offer a wide variety of tastes and textures that are a perfect complement to any dish or favor that you could conceive.
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- Cook once, eat twice! The key is to make extra potatoes to carry you over to the next meal.
- Sunday’s roasted chicken and potato dinner becomes Monday’s chicken, potato, veggie scramble.
- Tuesday’s pork tenderloin and potato dinner becomes Wednesday’s BBQ pork and potato wrap, complete with shredded cabbage and carrots.
- Thursday’s mashed potatoes get topped with Friday’s ratatouille or mixture of sautéed seasonal vegetables.
- Saturday’s garlic roasted potatoes top the Caesar salad (instead of croutons) during Sunday’s lunch.
How to Store
The optimum sites for home-stored potatoes are cool, dark and ventilated rooms, closets, cabinets and garages. In addition, the perforated plastic bags used in many grocery stores offer the best environment for extending shelf-life, or you can also use a perforated paper bag. Don’t wash potatoes before storing – dampness promotes early spoilage. If you are only buying enough potatoes to eat within a few days, you can store them almost anywhere in your home as long as you keep them out of the light. Just remember that warm temperatures encourage sprouting and disease, cold temperatures cause the starch in potatoes to convert to sugar and makes potatoes turn brown when fried, exposure to light prompts greening, sealed plastic containers starve tubers of oxygen and dry environments are downright withering.
How to Select When Shopping
Inspect your potatoes before buying, and always select the best potatoes. Look for clean, smooth, frm-textured potatoes with no cuts, bruises or discoloration. Avoid excessively wrinkled, withered, spongy, cracked or green-tinged potatoes and try not to buy those that have a lot of sprouts or green areas. Always be gentle with the potatoes you’re buying, as they can bruise if mistreated. And buy multiple types to keep on hand, so that you always have a selection of textures & tastes to choose from when preparing a delicious, nutritious potato dish!