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Best Ways To Store And Use Potatoes

Best Storage

The cupboard or pantry is the best place to store potatoes.

Store your potatoes in a cool, dry, dark place, ideally in a cloth bag and away from strong-smelling foods like onions.

Can I Freeze It?


It’s not recommended to freeze raw potatoes. A better option is to boil the potatoes, mash them up and then freeze them. Defrost overnight and use on shepherd’s pie to save yourself a ton of work for dinner.

Fresher For Longer

To store cooked potatoes, cool them as quickly as possible, ideally within one or two hours, and then store in the fridge for up to two days.

If your uncooked potatoes have sprouted, simply remove the sprouts, and then use in your cooking. If your potato has turned green, it is ready for the compost.

Do not store your potatoes with your onions. The onions emit a gas that will cause your potatoes to sprout faster.

Use It Up

Use a potato peeler rather than a knife to cut down on waste. Keep potato peelings to make delicious homemade crisps. Add salt and pepper, plus whatever extra seasoning you like and then bake in a hot oven.

Did You Know?

You might be able to save an oversalted soup! Simply cut a waxy boiling potato into slices and add to the pot. Simmer for five to 10 minutes and remove the potato, which will have absorbed some of the salt.

Get More From Your Food

Potato Kofta

Serve these easy vegetarian meatballs with your favourite pasta sauce, alongside a crisp salad for lunch (like a fish cake), as an accompaniment to a cozy stew (think dumplings), or as a simple appetizer with ranch dip on the side.

Leftover Mashed Potato Gnocchi

Serve with a few pieces of fresh tarragon, grated parmesan, and freshly ground pepper.

Leftover Beef Hash Browns

This recipe uses up leftover mashed potatoes and any leftover beef roast that would be too tough to eat when reheated.