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Aging potatoes?


Jcolvin
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I've taken to deliberately aging potatoes in the refrigerator for a few months. All the information on the 'net says "don't do this..the potato will end up unpleasantly sweet".

Au contraire, it seems to me that a couple months refrigerator aging converts a boring, dry, starchy spud into a delectably sweet, texturally firm potato (almost reminiscent of a new potato). Perhaps too sweet for french fries, but fantastic boiled/steamed and served with butter & parsley. Anybody else age their potatoes this way? Or is this just my sweet tooth leading me astray?

Jonathan Colvin

Vancouver

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In northern climates (like here in Sweden), this is the way potatoes are in the winter months and during the spring. Harvested in autum, kept in cold storage during the winter.

I haven't noticed any particular effects of the aging though.

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