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Potatoes....what to do with them?
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I had a good spud harvest this year. In a few more months they are going to begin to sprout.

Any ideas what I can do with them?
I tried canning once, but I just don't like the texture......IMO they suck.

Potato bread won't get them used up.
Next year if the crop looks good I am going to start digging up a few hills early instead of waiting for a single harvest, and hopefully spread the wealth over a longer period.

So any storage/use tips?
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#2
Make soup. Lots and lots of soup.

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No idea what to tell you about long term storage. I usually can't use a 10 lb bag before they go bad. Sad
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Emptymag;159502 Wrote:Make soup. Lots and lots of soup.

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No idea what to tell you about long term storage. I usually can't use a 10 lb bag before they go bad. Sad

Hmmm I do like potato soup.
I think I would have to freeze it though.
I don't believe dairy based soups can be home canned.

I will give this some further consideration. Don't know why I hadn't thought of it.
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I believe they can be home canned, it's just not recommended to do so.
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streaker69;159504 Wrote:I believe they can be home canned, it's just not recommended to do so.

Yeah I'm going to have to do some a little research.

Going to try and dehydrate some too.
That won't put a dent in them, but I should try to see if I can utilize them.
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#6
It does freeze (soup).....separates a little upon thawing but you can probably whisk it up really good and it's okay.

French fries are frozen...not sure if they blanch them first or whatever..... Maybe look that up? They also sell roasted frozen potatoes and stuff like that. Seems like you could blanch and freeze quite a bit of shapes or styles....grated for hash browns, etc.
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#7
You can do french fries. I picked up a french fry cutter a couple weeks ago and it work great. Cut your potatoes into fries then put them the fryer at 315F for about 4.5 minutes. Drain them as best as you can then put them on a tray lined with parchment paper. Make sure they're not touching each other and stick them in the freezer until frozen solid. Once solid take them out and pack them into bags. When you want to cook them again put them back in the fryer at 375F for about 5 minutes or until they're crispy brown.
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#8
I made a yummy hash brown casserole using shredded frozen potatoes. Seems you could do that yourself but not sure how long to cook them first.

Awesome about the fries!
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I also got one of these before Christmas: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004NPM...UTF8&psc=1

We used it lastnight with our fried chicken sammiches we had for dinner. Topped them with a seasoning that's similar to Arby's Curly fries.
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Vodka
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