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When I Am Boiling Potatoes for Potato Salad, Why Do They Sometimes Turn Brown?

Aug 12, 2022
Q: I have a question on boiling potatoes for potato salad and why they brown sometimes. After the potatoes boil, do we drain them and then add water with teaspoon of vinegar or lemon juice before we put in Frig? Or just leave the remainder of potato juice water and just add more water to cover and add the vinegar or juice. Thanks!
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Do Sprouts Affect Flavor?

Aug 10, 2022
Q: Do sprouts affect flavor?
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How Do I Properly Store Potato Chips?

Aug 10, 2022
Q: How do I properly store potato chips?
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Can I Cook Potatoes That Have Been Halved And Wrapped In Foil And Left On The Counter For 8-10 Hours On A Hot Summer Day?

Aug 10, 2022
Q: Can I cook potatoes that have been halved and then wrapped in foil and left on the countertop for 8-10 hours on a hot summer day?
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What Is The Difference Between Mashed Potatoes And Twice Baked Potatoes?

Aug 8, 2022
Q: What is the difference between mashed potatoes and twice baked potatoes? Are they identical?
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I Am Thawing My Raw Frozen French Fries In A Bowl Of Cold Water And The Water Turned Orange And Red! What Is That?

Aug 5, 2022
Q: Hi! I am thawing my raw frozen French fries in a bowl of cold water and the water turned orange and red! What is that?
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If Soft Potatoes Mean It Started To Dehydrate, Then Would They Plump Up Again If I Put Them In Water?

Jul 29, 2022
Q: If soft potatoes mean it started to dehydrate, then would they plump up again if I put them in water?
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Can I Bake A Potato Over a Campfire?

Jul 22, 2022
Q: Can I bake a potato over a campfire?
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What Is The Shelf Life Of Dried Potato Products?

Jul 15, 2022
Q: What is the shelf life of dried potato products?
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If I Buy A Blanching Machine Will I No Longer Need To Soak Them In Water In A Freezer?

Jul 12, 2022
Q: I currently soak my potato crisps in the freezer to remove excess starch. If I buy a blanching machine will I no longer need to soak them in water in a freezer?  
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