Ideal temp: 45-55℉
The best place to store potatoes is in a ventilated, cool, dark, and humid environment. Exposure to light will turn them green, and colder temperatures (lower than 45℉) cause a potato’s starch to convert to sugar, resulting in a sweet taste and discoloration when cooked. If you do refrigerate, letting the potato warm gradually before cooking can reduce the discoloration. Good places for home storage include a bowl in a cool kitchen cabinet (not under the sink or near appliances); a kitchen counter top out of direct light; a refrigerator in an unsealed plastic bag (for humidity); or a ventilated, plastic box or bag in an unheated area. At Kneehigh Farm, we have a separate cooler set at 55℉, but we realize not every home has this storage luxury! Storage life: 2-4 months at proper conditions.
Potato salad (vinaigrette or mayo)
Potatoes au Gratin
Roasted, alone or with other veggies or meat
Mashed or 'smashed'
Hashbrowns or Homefries
Sliced thin in frittatas or pizza
Twice baked or Stuffed
Fingerlings boiled and served as crudités with dip or dressing
Soup or stews
Bread or rolls
PAIRS WELL WITH:
Everything! The options are endless