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    Sky Guest

    Default how best to store russett potatoes?

    What's the best way to store russett potatoes? I know cool, dark & dry,
    but not the fridge, is the best way (I think?) but that's not always
    possible where I live. TIA.

    Sky

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    Wayne Boatwright Guest

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    On Sat 27 Sep 2008 06:50:54p, Sky told us...

    > What's the best way to store russett potatoes? I know cool, dark & dry,
    > but not the fridge, is the best way (I think?) but that's not always
    > possible where I live. TIA.
    >
    > Sky
    >


    You nailed the answer and the problem. Living in the AZ desert, I have the
    same issues, so I simply buy approximately what I expect to use within just a
    few days. It ends up being more economical than throwing out spoiled
    potatoes or turning them green in the fridge.

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    Sheldon Guest

    Default Re: how best to store russett potatoes?

    DUH'WAYNE wrote:
    > Sky writes:
    >
    > > What's the best way to store russett potatoes? �I know cool, dark & dry,
    > > but not the fridge, is the best way (I think?) but that's not always
    > > possible where I live. �TIA.

    >
    > > Sky

    >
    > You nailed the answer and the problem. �Living in the AZ desert, I have the
    > same issues, so I simply buy approximately what I expect to use within just a
    > few days. �It ends up being more economical than throwing out spoiled
    > potatoes or turning them green in the fridge.


    Cold doesn't turn spuds green, light turns spuds green... pretentious
    pretending phoney dumb bastard never graduated 4th grade... low IQ
    DUH'WEENIE CHILD MOLESTER never heard of photosynthesis.






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    Arri London Guest

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    Sky wrote:
    >
    > What's the best way to store russett potatoes? I know cool, dark & dry,
    > but not the fridge, is the best way (I think?) but that's not always
    > possible where I live. TIA.
    >
    > Sky
    >
    >


    Don't keep them in the plastic bag. Get some cheap muslin and make a
    potato bag; at least they will be dark and well-aired.
    We keep ours in the bottom of the cardboard box used to accumulate paper
    for recycling. It's dark and dry but can never be cool in this desert
    climate LOL. They last about two to three weeks, which is long enough
    for them to get used up.

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    PickyJaz Guest

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    On Sep 27, 6:50*pm, Sky <skyho...@NOsbcglobal.SnPeAtM> wrote:
    > What's the best way to store russett potatoes? *I know cool, dark & dry,
    > but not the fridge, is the best way (I think?) but that's not always
    > possible where I live. *TIA.

    I am in the So. CA High Desert, very dry and high-temp. I buy 6-10
    Russets for baking, always store in the refrigerator "crisper drawer,"
    and bake one about twice each week. I've never noticed any problem at
    all with this storage method.
    ....Picky

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    maxine in ri Guest

    Default Re: how best to store russett potatoes?

    On Sep 27, 9:50*pm, Sky <skyho...@NOsbcglobal.SnPeAtM> wrote:
    > What's the best way to store russett potatoes? *I know cool, dark & dry,
    > but not the fridge, is the best way (I think?) but that's not always
    > possible where I live. *TIA.
    >
    > Sky


    If it's not cool under the counters in an inside cabinet, do you have
    a cellar or basement? I find the main condition that is important is
    dark, dry second, and cool third. Taters in the fridge just get
    flavorless.

    maxine in ri

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    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: how best to store russett potatoes?

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    PickyJaz <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Sep 27, 6:50*pm, Sky <skyho...@NOsbcglobal.SnPeAtM> wrote:
    > > What's the best way to store russett potatoes? *I know cool, dark & dry,
    > > but not the fridge, is the best way (I think?) but that's not always
    > > possible where I live. *TIA.

    > I am in the So. CA High Desert, very dry and high-temp. I buy 6-10
    > Russets for baking, always store in the refrigerator "crisper drawer,"
    > and bake one about twice each week. I've never noticed any problem at
    > all with this storage method.
    > ...Picky


    I just store them at room temp. in a dark place. I don't buy many spuds
    so some end up sprouting. <g>
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    Sheldon Guest

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    On Sep 29, 12:31�pm, maxine in ri <weed...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > On Sep 27, 9:50�pm, Sky <skyho...@NOsbcglobal.SnPeAtM> wrote:
    >
    > > What's the best way to store russett potatoes? �I know cool, dark & dry,
    > > but not the fridge, is the best way (I think?) but that's not always
    > > possible where I live. �TIA.

    >
    > > Sky

    >
    > If it's not cool under the counters in an inside cabinet, do you have
    > a cellar or basement? �I find the main condition that is important is
    > dark, dry second, and cool third. �Taters in the fridge just get
    > flavorless.


    Actually they don't become flavorless, with cold the potato starch
    changes to sugar so they acquire a sweetness, not very desireable but
    a flavor nevertheless.

    When I find a great buy on potatoes in sizes more than I can use in a
    reasonable time I cook them as potato pudding/kugel/pancakes, etc.
    that freeze well.

    http://www.razzledazzlerecipes.com/c.../potatonik.htm



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