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Why do we choose a potato and not any other vegetable for this "experiment"? 
I am doing a science fair project and I have this doubt. My hypothesis was: the potato has some specific properties that may create ions that with the …

Growing red potatoes 
Is P.E.I. the only place that can grow red potatoes? Answer: Assuming the reference to Prince Edward Island; it is not the only place where …

Can you eat a potato that has been frozen? 
I have a row of potatoes (Russets) that went through a frost. I pulled them out a few days later and then put them in the garage. They may or may not have …

Should potato plants grow little green fruits that resemble tumbling tomatoes 
I have potatoes that are not very tall that have flowered and are now growing what look like little green fruit, is this correct as all my other potato …

Two questions: are red spots on potatoes OK? White skin but purple insides; what kind are these? 
We bought some white potatoes at the store the other day. I noticed that some of the potatoes in the bin had red spots on them, I think where there were …

What is the best potato for pan frying? 
I have tried every recipe I can find to make "Fried Potatoes" the way my mother did it in the 60's! I can't get it! I want to fry them in a regular pan …

Why do boiled potatoes lose weight instead of gaining weight? 
As gelatinization takes place during boiling, shouldn't potatoes increase in weight instead of losing it? Answer: Hello Yuzi, boiled potatoes …

Best potato for wafer thin curly deep frying 
I want to deep fry, and in the process that the potato maintains its wafer thin curls. Answer: You can use some yellow potatoes, like the …

Is it safe to eat a baked potato after it has been left on the counter? 
Potato was baked in the oven and left on the counter of an air conditioned kitchen over night. Is it safe to eat? Answer: Hello, is not …

Can you say which is the best variety of potato to use to make the Swiss "roesti" dish? 
Can you say which is the best variety of potato to use for making the Swiss "roesti" dish? Answer: Hi Kenny, the proper varieties of potato …

Can raw potato be used for juice together with other vegetables? 
I was told drinking fresh juice made from "potato, apple and carrot" every morning before breakfast is good for health. I have no doubt about apple and …

What Sort of Potato is there in Australia (black man's potato) 
It is big and we don't know what sort is it. Answer: Hello, there are many types of potatoes grown in Australia. Most of the potatoes grown …

season chart 
Do you have something like a seasonal chart that will tell me when each type of potato is in season and when it is not. Answer: Hi Chris, …

Where are potatoes grown? 
What climate and where around the world? Answer: Hi, potato plants are easy to grow. The best time to begin growing potatoes is during early …

Baked potatoes 
I will be baking 50 potatoes of medium size in a convection oven. I will be baking them the morning of the planned event. I would like to know how to keep …

Can plain small red potatoes be cooked in a slow cooker? 
I want to put 3 lbs of small red potatoes in a slow cooker with just olive oil. I don't know if this will work or if I need to put some water in also. …

Which of the White Potatoes Have a Sweet Taste? 
I ate a white potato and it was kind of sweet and real soft but I don't know the name of it. Answer: Hello, probably you are referring to …

Making Mashed Potatoes The Day Before 
How can I make my mashed potatoes the day before and can I reheat them in a crock pot, how? Answer: Hello Mary, You can cook mashed …

Hard potatoes no mater temp and time baked. 
Sometimes we can't seem to get a soft or done potato no matter of the time and temperature that we bake them. How come? Answer: Hello, I …

Are potato sprouts poison? 
I read some where that potato sprouts are poisonous; is that true? If so, is a potato with sprouts poisonous? Answer: Hello Carole, potato …

Are potatoes bad for you if you have high cholesterol 
Have to lower my cholesterol and am trying to watch what I eat; is there a type of potato that is best? Answer: Hello, potatoes prepared …

Are there any kind of potatoes with not starch at all? 
Are there any kind of potatoes with not starch? Answer: Hello J Dosal, there are some potato varieties with a low starch content, also called …

Russet Potatoes and Dieting 
I am trying to lose some pounds. I eat Russet potatoes as a meal... No other starch or vegetable. No meat. I just eat and I am full. Smart move or dumb …

Potatoes turn black when preparing scalloped potato dish? 
I cut PEI potatoes in slices for scalloped potatoes, but when they came out of the oven the top layer was a slightly gray black colour. Answer:

How do you freeze potatoes? 
I would like to make fries and freeze them for future use. Answer: Hello Etta, it's easy to freeze French fries. First, fry potatoes as …

Can I prepare a baked potato in foil 4 hours before baking? 
Can I prepare a baked potato in foil 4 hours before baking? Answer: Hello Sandi, since preparing a baked potato in foil takes just a few …

WHAT ARE THE PRO AND CONS OF CALCIUM IN POTATOES 
What are the good and bad of calcium in potatoes? What potatoes are good for? Answer: Hi Mirta, the calcium in potatoes is good. Actually, …

Want to make potato salad snowman 
I have done this but it always is too wet to stand up. What can you suggest? Answer: Hi Jennifer, a potato salad snowman is a very creative …

Which variety of potato is best for chips? 
We are planning to have a potato chip production line. We would like to know which variety of potato we should grow knowing that we are based in Saudi …

What country do biggest potato business? 
Which country sell most of potatoes? Answer: Hello, the world's biggest potato producer is... China. It produces more than 20% of the global …

What are some nutritional facts about potatoes? 
What are the nutrition facts about potatoes? Answer: Hello Madison, potatoes are rich in nutrients. They are a good source of vitamins and …

Baked Potato 
How long do I bake a potato for? Answer: Hi, a baked potato takes from 45 minutes. If the potato is small, to an hour if the potato …

Preparing potatoes a day early 
Can I peel and cut up my potatoes for a recipe I'm using tomorrow? Answer: Hello, when we are in a hurry or we just need to save time, it's …

What are "new" potatoes? 
What type of potato is best for mashed potatoes. Someone told me "new" Potatoes....? Answer: Hi, new potatoes are potatoes that have been …










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Preparing potatoes

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Purple potatoes

The purple color can give a twist in the appearance of many dishes.



Baby potatoes

New potatoes are mostly used for the delicate look they bring to a plate.






Whipped potatoes

The term whipped potatoes can make many wonder what exactly it entails.




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