As a versatile ingredient, I understand that you want to stock up on potatoes (I do, too). However, the potato is a type of perishable good – therefore, it will spoil over time. And it would be a waste of money if you are not able to use potatoes when they’re still in good condition.
Today, you will learn how long potatoes are good for. You will also discover many new ways on how to store potatoes properly (so as to prolong its life).
Things that Affect a Potato’s Shel
How Long Can Potatoes Last?
Keep these things in mind when considering the shelf life of potatoes:
How to Prolong the Shelf Life of Potatoes
In the previous section, I told you the average life spans of different types of potatoes. I also gave you some idea as to how long cooked potato dishes can last. In this section, I will give you some pointers on how to prolong the life of potatoes so that they will last longer (instead of spoiling quickly).
How to Tell if Potatoes are Already Spoiled
The following points will help you tell if potatoes are already spoiled and no longer usable and safe for consumption:
Top 3 Potato Recipes
Top 1 – Chicken Potato Casserole
This baked chicken and potato dish is very easy to prepare. Here are the ingredients needed for this particular recipe:
- Potatoes (cubes)
- Chicken breast (cubes)
- Bacon (diced)
- Cheese (shredded)
- Green onion (chopped)
- Butter (cubes)
Basically, all you need to do is layer the ingredients in a baking dish. The steps are as follows:
Top 2 – Creamy Mashed Potato
For a truly creamy mashed potato recipe, you can try this one (I know there are lots of mashed potato recipes out there). The required ingredients are as follows:
- Yukon Gold potatoes
- Green onion
Here are the steps to this very simple recipe:
Top 3 – Potato Salad
For this potato salad recipe, the potatoes are steamed (not boiled). Here are the ingredients:
Here are the steps to making this salad:
Enjoying Potatoes to the Fullest
Now that you know how long potatoes last and how to prolong their life, I hope you are able to stock up on them. As you can see, there are lots of potato recipes that you can make with this versatile crop. And most people enjoy eating potatoes (even kids).
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