A cool pantry is the best place to store potatoes. Store your potatoes in a well-ventilated, cool, dark place. If need be, potatoes can be stored in the fridge, but this can cause them to taste slightly sweeter and develop brown spots.
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
Only buy as many potatoes as you can reasonably store and use before they sprout or shrivel.
If your potatoes have sprouted, simply remove the sprouts and cook as usual.
If your potatoes have green spots, cut them out and cook as usual. If the greening is extreme, compost the entire potato and ensure remaining potatoes are not exposed to any light.
Store potatoes away from fruits and onions that release ethylene gas, which speeds ripening and sprouting of potatoes.
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?
Potato peels are loaded with nutrients such as fiber, potassium and vitamin C so whenever possible keep the peel!