Post by Cindy Hamilton
You are proving Bryan's point here. I wash, hand chop, and deep fry
idaho potatoes at least 3 times per month, maybe more. ..Or do you not
believe me unless I go post pictures of it? I don't see why people buy
bags of frozen fries for a premium, that makes no sense.
I occasionally buy a frozen bag of sweet potato fries. They're
there in the freezer until I'm ready for them; they don't go bad
(in any reasonable time frame). Same thing with Tater Tots,
which my husband likes (he won't eat sweet potatoes, but
I'll eat tots). Grab a few out of the bag and bake them in a ripping
Plus, my free time is worth more than the minuscule amount of money
that frozen potatoes cost.
In the last 10 years I think I've discarded more white potatoes
than I've cooked. I buy a bag, cook a few, and the next thing
I know they've got 3-foot-long sprouts on them.
Yes, I have bought bags of sweet potato fries, I will admit. Not often,
but I don't fry them nearly often enough to buy a sack of sweet
potatoes. I don't buy or make tater tots, although I don't mind them.
I very rarely, if ever, discard a potato. If they are getting old, I
will plan a dish around more potatoes, or bake them in the oven while
something else is cooking, then store them in the fridge. They are nice
chopped and fast-fried with eggs the next morning.
Unless a potato is totally rotten, I just cut the sprouts off on the
occasions they grow, and then use the potato. Is there any reason not
to if it's just a bit soft? Does it harm texture/taste? If so, it's
not enough for me to have noticed.