I need fried pickles right now, if someone came over here with fried pickles you would be my greatest hero.
I need to learn how to make sauce for the basic dishes I make weekly.
I should invest in some cream…
Hello! This isn’t a recipe, but it’s something I’ve noticed a lot of people don’t seem to know and I thought I’d share! So, we all know that potatoes are filling, cheap, and nutritious additions to lots of meals. But a lot of the time they do go bad kind of fast, since you usually buy them in huge bulks. So here’s just a couple common mistakes a lot of people make when storing their potatoes that makes them go bad.
First is sunlight. Potatoes will turn green and form buds faster when exposed to sunlight and remember! Too much green on a potato can poison you and potentially kill you. I know I’ve gotten violently ill from eating greened potatoes.
Second is keeping potatoes next to onions. Some chemical onions have also turns the potatoes green. I’m not entirely sure why, but trust me, it does. So keep your potatoes in a dark, onion-free place. If you only have one cabinet like I do, put the onions above the potatoes, prefereably a couple shelves above.
Third isn’t necessarily about storing raw potatoes, but it’s still very important. Never save your baked potato in foil. You can cook it in foil but if you have leftover potatoes, do not put them in the fridge with the foil! This is potentially very deadly, especially if you plan to keep them for longer periods of time.
Thank you!! I just know a lot of people don’t know this stuff, especially once they begin living on their own. And since all of these pose health and safety hazards, I just wanted to be sure everyone knew. And this isn’t just old wives-tales that I’ve heard either - I learned all of this during culinary school, and seen the effects on my own potatoes as well (especially the onions and sunlight). I just want to make sure everyone gets every penny worth of their lovely potatoes!