How to store potatoes

How to store potatoes

Choosing how to store your potatoes effects the ultimate end product, to avoid any disappointment - here’s how to do it right!

There are several factors to consider when storing your potatoes to make the best of your spuds in terms of storage life and quality, check them out below:

Checking your potato

First things first, you need to separate your potatoes so you know what you can use in the short and long term. If you spy any bruising or broken skin, use them up sooner and leave the unscathed potatoes for later on. Be sure not to wash your spuds before storing, the exposure to moisture invites rotting and greening to spread and will ultimately shorten the storage life.

Where should I store them?

You need to keep your potatoes in a dry, dark place. Exposure to light or moisture can bring on rotting in the skin. You’ll also need to allow your spuds to be well-ventilated so avoid any air tight containers or spots – a netted bag or wicker basket should do the trick. Be sure your potatoes are kept in cool conditions as it increases storage length. Kitchen cupboards or cellars are the ideal location as they tend to tick most of these boxes.

How long will they last?

Storing your potatoes in the correct way should see them lasting for several months, be sure to keep checking up on them as any rotting can spread if they are close in contact with each other. If you do spot any signs then you may need to throw them out. There are several ways to further elongate the lifetime of your spud! If you place your potatoes in a dark place on top of newspaper at a slightly warmer temperature the skin will thicken making it less prone to bruising and rotting.

Always be sure to rinse your spuds before cooking up!

There’s nothing quite like enjoying crisp and crunchy jacket potato with fluffy insides loaded with tasty fillings. Also known as a baked potato, you can whip one up in the oven or microwave for a delicious, satisfying and filling meal. It may not be rocket science but we want your spud to be splendid so here are some tips on how to make jacket potatoes perfect every time!

We think you’ll agree when we say there’s not much better than a crispy, fluffy, piping-hot roast potato on your plate. Spuds are an essential part of any roast and getting them right can make or break the meal! With this in mind we thought it would be a good idea to have a look at a few tips on how to make perfect and delicious roast potatoes.

Put on the oven, whack on some music and let’s get roasting!

 

Probably one of the most popular side-dishes in the world, chips (or fries for our overseas friends) are perfect for serving up alongside a main, or even having by themselves with a hearty dollop of your favourite condiment. Knowing how to fry chips properly can make or break your next batch so here are some tips to make sure you get that perfect crispy and fluffy finish!

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