How to store potatoes

How to store potatoes

Selecting how to store you potatoes plays an effect on the final product, in order to avert disappointment – here are some tips on how to do it right!

Storing your spuds in the right way ensures a longer storage life and a retained quality in your potatoes – find out how to store them correctly.

Checking your potato

Before you do anything you need to check your spuds for any bruising or broken skin. Separate these from the intact potatoes so you know which to use first as the more scathed potatoes won’t last as long. Major tip – do not wash your spuds prior to storing, any moisture exposure births rotting and greening on the skin which can spread and cuts down the storage life.

Where should I store them?

Potatoes need to be stored in a dark, dry place as any exposure to moisture or light rots the skin. Another requirement is good ventilation so avert from using any air-tight containers, alternatively, use a wicker basket or netted bag which should be more than enough. Cooler conditions greatly increases storage life – cellars and kitchen cupboards are the usual go to as they tick off mostly the entire criteria.

How long will they last?

Taking on these storage practices should see your spuds lasting for a good few months, just keep an eye on them to monitor any rotting as it can easily spread if in close contact with other spuds. To avert spreading, either use or throw away the spud at the first signs of rotting. To take these steps a little further there are ways to elongate the shelf life – you can do this by keeping your spuds atop a sheet of newspaper maintaining a slightly warmer temperature, this causes the skin to thicken meaning the spuds are less likely to bruise and rot.

Always remember to rinse your spuds before cooking!

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