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So who really invented the potato chip? 
So who really invented the potato chip? Because I read in an article that George Crum's sister (or however she was related to him) invented it. So, umm …

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

If i make homemade potato chips tomorrow in a deep fryer is it ok to slice them today using a mandolin? 
Will they dry out or ruin the process? Answer: Hi Mery, homemade potato chips are simply delightful and of course you can slice potatoes …

Do mashed potatoes count as vegetables 
My mom says that they don't but I say they do, so do they? Answer: Hi, Do mashed potatoes count as vegetables? What an interesting question. …

are Golden Potatoes suppose to look yellow on the inside 
Are Golden Potatoes supposed to look yellow on the inside? Can you still cook with them? Answer: Hi, Golden potatoes have a yellow flesh, …

why do my red skin potatos have purple patches under the skin 
I have these red skin potatoes and they have purple patches under the skin why? Answer: Hi Nicole, Finding purple "patches" under the skin …

Should one leave boiled potatoes in their hot water to keep them warm? 
Should one leave boiled potatoes in their hot water to keep them warm? Answer: Hi Richard, boiled potatoes is one of the most popular ways …

why is my potato purple inside 
Why it has like purple veins inside? Answer: Hi Hanna, you mentioned that you found some “purple veins” inside a potato. That’s very common; …

Why can potatoes turn black if used in a scalloped potato dish prepared the day ahead? 
I made a delicious scalloped potato recipe for Easter. It has fennel slices, crushed fennel, Gouda cheese, cream, and half and half (not lo-cal!). I prepared …

Lots of foliage.... small to no potatoes, why? 
Half the plot was planted the normal way, burying the seed and hilling. The other half was just tossed on the ground, lightly stepped on and covered with …

What is a knoiki potato? 
I have heard about them but not sure I have spelled the name correct. Answer: Hello Janet, I think you are referring to the konnyaku (from …

The difference between baking and roasting a potato ? 
I thought baking and roasting meant putting them in the oven with a bit of oil on them. Answer: Hi, baking and roasting are very similar …

Are my potatoes OK to eat? 
We just dug up some fresh red potatoes and when I cut them in half they were red inside... like when you cut a purple potato and it has purple flesh. I've …

How many # of potatoes are needed to serve roasted potatoes for 150? 
Planning wedding reception for 150 guests. Answer: Hi, if you are planning to serve roasted potatoes for a wedding reception for 150 guests, …

Baked Potato Toppings 
We're having a potato bar and need suggestions for baked potato toppings. We have butter, grated cheese, bacon, chives, sour cream, chili, stew. Do you …

Cooking New Potatoes 
How to remove the center of the potato skin? I have new potatoes. Do I peel or boil first when I want a band of red skin at top and another one at the …

If i bake potatoes on a thursday will they be good saturday? 
I am going camping and would like to contribute bake potatoes for 8 people. Can I bake them on Thursday to eat on Saturday night? Or should I try and …

Orange spots on mashed potatoes 
Hi there, my wife made mashed potatoes the other day and we then put them in the refrigerator. Opening them up today there are pale orange spots over the …

Russet potatoes with purple spot just under skin 
I bought some organic Russet potatoes. The skin was firm and looked fine though some part with hint of purple. When I cut it open, some part of the potatoes …

What are whipped potatoes? 
I don't know what is a definition for them. I was thinking mashed potatoes but that seems too easy. Answer: Hello, when someone mentions …

Is it safe to eat potatoes with red inside? 
I have red fingerling potatoes and they have red inside. Answer: Hello, the ones that you have are probably the Red Thumb Fingerling potatoes. …

Can you eat potatos when your cholesterol is high? 
My cholesterol and LDL is high, can I eat potatoes and how? Answer: Hello Don, in my opinion you could eat them because potatoes are probably …

My yukon gold potatoes keep turning green. Can I eat them once they are green?  
I read on your website that keeping potatoes near the light will make them turn green. Mine have done that. I will make sure to correct how I store them …

Times for Baking Potatoes 
How long for 26 potatoes? Making a lot for a team tonight. What temperature and for how long if I have 26 potatoes in the oven? Answer:

Best potato for a recipe 
Which potatoes are best for pot pies? Answer: Hi Larry, For pot pies you can use any kind of potatoes, but the best are Yukon gold, red …



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