My grocery store does not sell prepackaged potato sacks. I'm making a recipe that calls for a pound of small potatoes (mix of blue, red, gold, fingerling). About how many would that be?
Several. Absolutely no way to tell from "small"- doesn't the store have a scale?
OK- this is pretty vague, but I tried some quite small potatoes in a large measuring cup- 1lb. was about 3 1/2cups.
(Oddly this store does not have scales.)
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Of course you could buy more than you think you need. Potatoes do keep well. If you've ever held anything in your hand that weigh's approximately a pound (maybe a large yellow onion) you can almost guess. I can't imagine that the recipe is so precise as to require exactly 1 pound.
Put the potatoes in a bag, go to a different part of the store that stocks packaged goods and find something like a bag of beans that is marked one pound. Compare the heft.
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