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SUJ

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#1 Nov 6, 2013
Hi Offbeat people.
A new thread to share hints & tips about cooking or kitchen topics.

My question today;
I bought a bag of potatoes and some are still hard and green.
Other times I've waited for them to change in the pantry, but that never happens.
They either go to rot or sprout.
What is the best way to ripen potatoes?
Or can it not be done and should I take them back to the grocery for a refund?
Thanks OB's!

“frequently laughing”

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Since: Apr 09

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#2 Nov 6, 2013
Take them back, green on potatoes is bad.
http://www.hort.purdue.edu/ext/potatoesgreen....

SUJ

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#3 Nov 6, 2013
Always Wary wrote:
Take them back, green on potatoes is bad.
http://www.hort.purdue.edu/ext/potatoesgreen....
A quick and helpful response. Thank you Always Wary!
:)

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#4 Nov 6, 2013
You can cut off the green and use the remainder of the potato if there isn't much. The amount of solanine (green) in potatoes is only *mildly* toxic and does not affect some like it does others. The green is generally caused by the potato being left in the sun to grow... If you eat it, chances are nothing will happen but the 'taters might taste bitter.

Spirit67_
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#5 Nov 6, 2013
SUJ wrote:
Hi Offbeat people.
A new thread to share hints & tips about cooking or kitchen topics.
My question today;
I bought a bag of potatoes and some are still hard and green.
Other times I've waited for them to change in the pantry, but that never happens.
They either go to rot or sprout.
What is the best way to ripen potatoes?
Or can it not be done and should I take them back to the grocery for a refund?
Thanks OB's!
You might want to put them out in the sun!

“frequently laughing”

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Hotel California

#6 Nov 6, 2013
SUJ wrote:
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A quick and helpful response. Thank you Always Wary!
:)
I was reading about Aztecs and that they grew potatoes, many variates of them, better than we do now and with out using pesticides. Somewhere in there it mentioned the green on potatoes could be toxic, which was surprising to me. It's an odd subject, weird stuff stays in my head, not useful stuff like where I put the car keys :)

SUJ

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#7 Nov 6, 2013
ShadyBits wrote:
You can cut off the green and use the remainder of the potato if there isn't much. The amount of solanine (green) in potatoes is only *mildly* toxic and does not affect some like it does others. The green is generally caused by the potato being left in the sun to grow... If you eat it, chances are nothing will happen but the 'taters might taste bitter.
Thank you Shady.
These are small (Yukon Gold) there is nothing to spare. Guess I'll take them back.
:/
Am a little piddled off about it too.
We live on a tight budget and to purchase an inferior product hidden in a bag labeled 'special' is frustrating to say the least.
Ah well, live and learn.

SUJ

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#8 Nov 6, 2013
Always Wary wrote:
<quoted text>I was reading about Aztecs and that they grew potatoes, many variates of them, better than we do now and with out using pesticides. Somewhere in there it mentioned the green on potatoes could be toxic, which was surprising to me. It's an odd subject, weird stuff stays in my head, not useful stuff like where I put the car keys :)
I can sooo relate to that lol.

SUJ

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#9 Nov 6, 2013
Spirit67_ wrote:
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You might want to put them out in the sun!
Thank you for the suggestion, Spirit.:)

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#10 Nov 6, 2013
Spirit67_ wrote:
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You might want to put them out in the sun!
It's the sun that causes potatoes to turn green. You're supposed to store potatoes in a cool DARK place. Putting a potato in the sun will not make it ripen.

Spirit67_
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#11 Nov 6, 2013
Yawn!!!!!

Does anyone have any extra grapes, so I can make some grape lightening?
DILF

Huntington, NY

#12 Nov 6, 2013
When baking, you can substitute apple sauce for vegetable oil in most cases....... It's healthier.

8-)

SUJ

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#13 Nov 6, 2013
DILF wrote:
When baking, you can substitute apple sauce for vegetable oil in most cases....... It's healthier.
8-)
Thank you for that helpful hint.:)
DILF

Huntington, NY

#14 Nov 7, 2013
SUJ wrote:
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Thank you for that helpful hint.:)
You're welcome.
I aim to please.

8-)

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#15 Nov 7, 2013
IF you use boxed pancake mix, top chefs tasted tested several brands & Hungry Jack was the winner!!! I just had some & the leftovers are up for bids lol

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#16 Nov 7, 2013
turn your gingerbread man cookie cutter upside down to make Rudolph cookies...(legs) become antlers... =)

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#17 Nov 7, 2013
Thanks to a certain poster *yawn* for the advice that I should keep myself in a cool dark place called the "stuhr" but I think I'll stick around for a bit longer.

Making a cake and have no oil/eggs? Read below:

You can substitute the oil and eggs called for in a cake mix by following the directions below: Omit eggs and oil and use ONLY the same amount of Mayonnaise as oil called for in the cake mix directions. You may need to adjust the amount of water. Start by addiing a small amount of water and add more as needed to achieve a cake batter consistency.

Spirit67_
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Since: May 13

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#18 Nov 7, 2013
ShadyBits wrote:
Thanks to a certain poster *yawn* for the advice that I should keep myself in a cool dark place called the "stuhr" but I think I'll stick around for a bit longer.
Making a cake and have no oil/eggs? Read below:
You can substitute the oil and eggs called for in a cake mix by following the directions below: Omit eggs and oil and use ONLY the same amount of Mayonnaise as oil called for in the cake mix directions. You may need to adjust the amount of water. Start by addiing a small amount of water and add more as needed to achieve a cake batter consistency.
LMAO!

Spirit67_
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#19 Nov 7, 2013
Did anyone know that there is a Butterball Turkey fryer for those who like fried Turkey! Indoor Turkey fryer.....
60s chic

Allentown, PA

#20 Nov 7, 2013
Potatoes are loaded with pesticides and aren't we all exposed to enough pesticides? Perhaps the potatoes were harvested too soon, or the pesticides kept them from ripening properly. To be safe, buy organic only, if and whenever possible. Support organic farmers because we all need to have access to healthier untainted food whenever possible.

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