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Potato, potato, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. Jalapeno Poppers Potatoes are awesome to accompany brats and burgers on game day.
Cheddar and Leek Potato Bake is a delectable accompaniment to roast meats.
Alfredo Potatoes will go great with that Roast Chicken you make.
Loaded Potato Salad with Greek Yogurt, Cheddar, and Bacon makes a backyard bbq sing with flavor.
I could go on, but this post would never end. Suffice it to say that spuds are my friends.
Klondike Rose Potatoes
Recently, the folks at Klondike Brands sent me a bag of their Klondike Rose potatoes to try out. They were out of this world! Smooth and buttery on the inside with a red skin to give color on the outside. We enjoyed Smashed Potatoes one night and then I repurposed the leftovers into Potato Leek soup the next day. So good!
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About potatoes in general
Typically potatoes don’t last too long around our house. My kids will eat them however I prepare them. I usually don’t make enough mashed potatoes, and folks walk away disappointed that they weren’t able to gorge themselves. However, if potatoes linger at your house, be sure to store them in a cool dry place, like the pantry. Do not put them in the fridge as refrigeration will make the starch turn to sugar, changing their color and taste. Blech.
If you find a great deal on potatoes, snatch them up! I’m all about stocking up on good deals. Did you know that you can freeze potatoes? Yep, you can.
If your potatoes look a bit “off” from longer storage, fear not. It happens to the best of us. The greenish tinge on some potatoes is due to light exposure. It can be a build up of chlorophyll or of solanine, a mild toxin. It is best to avoid eating any green parts as they can be toxic, so cut that part away, same as the sprouts that might grow from an eye or two. The best potatoes for roasting or baking will be the firm ones, but don’t chuck a slightly soft potato. They act as great thickeners for soup.
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