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10 lbs of Potatoes, Round 2. Go Red!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

OK, the last time I did the potato was 4 weeks ago. They are all gone. All eaten up. It's time to prepare another batch. This time, I'll use red potatoes as there are less blemishes. No more Russet potatoes for me. Remember to peel the skins and cut off any darken spots (molds) The skins were in contact with the ground and it's disgusting to eat them according to Hulda Clark.

The red potatoes turned out well. It took 45 minutes to peel and cut with my gadgets. Then I soaked them for 2 hours, drained and packed. Not bad for 33 servings that I got out of it. Today's mistake was I forgot to add salt to the soaking water. Oh well.

The potatoes are raw. They will be cooked during re-heating.

Red is better! right next to the Rotato Express


Rotato Express comes to the rescue, peeling 10 lbs in 20 mintues


Le Presse, the press cutter, cut 10 lbs in 5 minutes


About 33 servings, ready to go to the freezer


Update 7/15/2013, the next day: Disaster in the making here. The untreated potatoes oxidized badly during cooking. I'll need to rinse with salt and ascorbic acid solution before cooking to see if it can stop the potatoes from turning black.

Update 7/17/2013: The salt/ascorbic acid works with pressure cooking method. It can't save the potatoes from oxidizing if I do slow cooking. So I had to bath it with solution and pressure cooked it for 9 minutes. It came out perfect.
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1BEACHWALKER 7/28/2013 12:47AM

    Wow- those gadgets sure save time! I hate when the potatoes start to turn black! emoticon

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Have a successful week ahead! emoticon

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KLONG8 7/18/2013 7:56PM

    I had never heard of this at all!

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AUNTB63 7/17/2013 12:07PM

    Interesting blog about doing these potatoes....I might give it a try. I happen to have a Rotato Express. Years ago I started making all the mashed potatoes for our family gatherings....got a recipe from a co-worker for make ahead mashed potatoes. There was a time when I was making 15-20 pounds per event. A dear friend of mine had lost her significant other and because he loved potatoes and did the cooking he got a rotato express. After his passing she gave it to me knowing I would put it to good use and I have every year since.
Have a great day and thanks for the tips on the potatoes.

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STFRENCH 7/15/2013 7:46AM

    I'm loving the potato peeling-and-chipping gadget! emoticon

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