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Are potatoes that have been in the fridge over night and turned black still ok to cook and eat?

by Rosematy
(Kentucky)

I started to fry sliced potatoes last night and had to halt the meal. I put the sliced potatoes and the oil in a bowl and placed them in the fridge over night. I want to cook them tonight but some of them have turned black, are they still good to eat?


Answer:

Hello Rosematy,

If the bowl got humidity and then you start frying those potatoes you will likely get a lot of hot oil splashes because of the water drops; which will probably get you burned.

In that case you should have saved the potato slices in a container with water on the refrigerator to prevent them from turning black (before putting them in oil). And also saving the oil in a separate container inside a cabinet or a dark place would have been a better idea.

So at this moment what you can do is discard those black sliced potatoes along with the oil and start cutting potatoes to make the fries.

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