How many small potatoes in a pound?

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?

  • Posted by: Alyssa
  • September 11, 2016
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Smaug
Smaug September 11, 2016

Several. Absolutely no way to tell from "small"- doesn't the store have a scale?

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Smaug September 11, 2016

OK- this is pretty vague, but I tried some quite small potatoes in a large measuring cup- 1lb. was about 3 1/2cups.

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Alyssa
Alyssa September 11, 2016

Thank you!
(Oddly this store does not have scales.)

pierino
pierino September 11, 2016

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.

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702551 September 11, 2016

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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Beth
Beth November 22, 2017

I have a 5 pound bag of red potatoes how many do I need to make 1 pound

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Beth November 22, 2017

I have a 5 pound bag of red potatoes how many do I need to make 1 pound

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Nancy
Nancy November 22, 2017

Easy...count the # of total potatoes, divide by 5. That's your 1 lb.

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