Found about 2 lbs of beautiful organic red potatoes in the drawer but they are all sprouted! What can I do with them? Are they ok to eat? An

  • Posted by: agamom
  • February 5, 2012
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Smaug November 3, 2016
Beauty is, as they say, in the eye of the beholder.
CM J. November 3, 2016
I clicked on Food52 regarding the same issue but the reds I had were not organic. I just washed them very well, removed the eyes, and quartered them. If they were too soft when quartering, I tossed them. Then the ones left, I put in a mix of seasoned salt, black pepper, parsley flakes, Italian seasonings and olive oil. Wrapped in foil and we'll grill for dinner tonight!
allans February 6, 2012
Be sure to remove any green areas. This is actually a toxin similar to that found in rhubarb leaves

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susan G. February 5, 2012
The curved end of a basic potato peeler is perfect for removing the sprouts and the little bit below the skin. This happens to me because I buy more potatoes than we eat. No need to waste them. If I'm not sure, I cut them in half to check for internal breakdown, and for smell -- potatoes that are going bad don't keep it a secret!
linenlady February 5, 2012
My husband is a potato farmer. It is perfectly ok to eat sprouted potatoes, just knock the sprouts off. They are still perfectly good to use if they are a bit soft. Using softer potatoes actually makes the best french fries because of the sugar to starch conversion that happens during storage. Potatoes can be green from being exposed to the sun, it has nothing to to with how old they are.
jmburns February 6, 2012
Thanks for your answer Linenlady. I almost never buy bag potatoes but when I do I always have a couple that end up going a little mushy. Did not realize that they would make better French fries. I will have to try it next time.
agamom February 5, 2012
Thank you baby tiger! Mine are a bit soft....too bad!
babytiger February 5, 2012
I was just looking that p the other day as I was in similar situation. From what I read, it seems that sprout is ok, as long as they are removed. However, discard the potatoes if they have soften or grown green.
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