Hi, when whole, raw potatoes are soft, have they gone bad?

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usuba dashi
usuba dashi March 1, 2011

Not necessarily, but they will not taste or have as nice a texture. Make something like garlic mash to hide softness

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garammasala
garammasala March 1, 2011

You can still use them, just as long as there is no mold growing on them, be sure to remove any green parts too. It will taste okay and even firm up once cooked, especially if your making fries.

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Merrill Stubbs
Merrill Stubbs March 1, 2011

This recipe is actually intended for "old" potatoes! http://www.food52.com/recipes...

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gt9
gt9 March 1, 2011

Great for making hash with other leftovers.

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Panfusine
Panfusine March 2, 2011

As long as they dont give off an odor (rotten potatoes really stink!), or have green spots & roots growing from the nodes, they're perfectly edible. peel & place in a pot of cold water to crisp them somewhat & use.

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