Potatoes have more uses than you could ever imagine. They are versatile and convenient. Enjoy them on their own boiled, baked, roasted or fried and as part of recipes like potato bread, the traditional shepherd’s pie, waffles, in soups, casseroles and curries, as a thickener for sauces…the list just goes on and on. That’s what makes them such a great staple to have on hand all year long!
How to Select Potatoes:
- Make sure you pick the right potato for the right recipe!
- When picking them, choose ones that are firm and have a good shape and are free from excessive marks and blemishes.
- Avoid those that have bad spots, are a bit wrinkly or have sprouts popping out of them.
- Avoid potatoes that have a green skin.
How to Store Potatoes:
- Dispose of any potato more than half of which is green, as it will be bitter and inedible.
- Don’t store potatoes in a closed plastic bag as they need to breath. It’s best to keep potatoes in a cool, dark place to maintain their quality.
- Most varieties of potatoes can last a long time (up to two weeks) if stored in a cool and dark place with good ventilation.