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How can I store potatoes so they last longer? Please tell me how you store them and how long they last. I heard that you should store them in the dark without them touching one another, that sounds like it takes up a lot of space. Thanks,Kathy

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    How can I store potatoes so they last longer? Please tell me how you store
    them and how long they last. I heard that you should store them in the dark
    without them touching one another, that sounds like it takes up a lot of
    space. Thanks,Kathy



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    > storing potatoes
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    you can put an apple in with them and this helps them to stay fresh longer...
    don't know why...

    Jennifer ;o)



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    How can I store potatoes so they last longer? Please tell me how you store
    them and how long they last. I heard that you should store them in the dark
    without them touching one another, that sounds like it takes up a lot of
    space. Thanks,Kathy

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    Well I do know not to store them near onions. Onions make the potatoes grow
    eyes, and potatoes make the onions go bad fast.

    Lea

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    Hi,
    Put a nice large apple in the bag [ I use a paper bag ] with the potatoes, I
    just lay the apple on top of the potatoes, and it keeps them from
    sprouting...being sure to store them in a cool dark place. I have done this
    for a long time and it works very well..
    J Lerch

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    Hi,
    Not sure about potatoes, but I store onions like this: I gather up clean,
    old hose, and drop one onion into the toe of it. Tie a knot into it. Drop
    another onion, tie another knot. Continue til the hose is about full. Make
    a loop that you can hang onto a nail in the utility room, pantry, or
    wherever. When you need an onion, just cut the bottom onion off, below the
    knot. You can keep onions this way for a loooong time!

    Wanda in Memphis

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    Hi Kathy:
    Q.=How can I store potatoes so they last longer?
    A.=cut an apple in half and put in with the potatoes
    Blessings, Pat

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    When I know my potatoes are going to go bad soon, I
    cook 'em up. I bake a whole cookie sheet full of
    cubed/seasoned potatoes, slice them and bake them in
    foil, or boil a bunch on the stove and mash them. Then
    we eat some and freeze the rest. They stay for a good
    month or more. Speaking of which, I have to do that
    more often. Comparatively, potatoes are pretty cheap
    as a side dish.

    Jen K in PA

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    when i find a good sale on a 10 pound bag of potatoes, i cut some into wedges
    and bake them at about 350 or so for about 45 minutes to an hour. I usually just
    add salt and pepper before baking so it sticks. I try to under cook them (maybe
    30 minutes baking time) so i can freeze them, takes some time but is much
    cheaper than buying frozen. I am sure you can add any seasoning you like best.
    Krystal in MN

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    Thanks for the suggestion of cutting them and underbaking them. I am very
    fortunate to live here in Rochester . We have a public market and I love it. .I
    am able to get fresh veggies very cheap. I never pay over $2 for 20 lbs of
    potatoes, and can usually get 5 lbs of carrots for $1. I usually spend about $10
    a week on fresh veggies and fruit.
    My daughter likes FF but I don't like to fry very often, so will use this and
    she can make oven fries... Thanks again.

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    went shopping yesterday- cheapest potatoes i could find were 2.99 for 5 lbs
    of potatoes. on long island is everyone having this probllelm? I've noticed
    that most vegetables and fruits are outrageous this year.

    kathey

 

 

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