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Best Ways To Store Irish Potatoes In The Kitchen

Reader: I love Irish potatoes but it is a challenge storing them as they get spoil easily. Please advise.

If you are buying potatoes and do not have a place to store them under ideal conditions, please purchase only the quantity you will consume in a few weeks or days.
I also had a challenge storing them because I love using them for fries but since I discover the best ways, its been safe. So prepare the location in advance before buying.

Steps to Store healthy Potatoes

  1. Lay your potatoes in a tray or table in a cool, dark place.
  2. Let the potatoes sit this way undisturbed. After about two weeks, the potato skins will be thickened and dry.
  3. Raise the temperature to 50-60 degrees Fahrenheit ,slightly higher than normal for storage.
  4. Don’t store cut potatoes in the open. Once you cut potatoes,cook them as soon as possible. The exposed flesh of the potato doesn’t keep well compared to the tougher skin.
  5. Don’t store potatoes near fruit. Many fruits, like apples, pears, and bananas, excrete a chemical called ethylene. This gas encourages ripening — you may have noticed that your fruits tend to ripen faster when you keep them next to each other. so store your fruit elsewhere.

What’s The Difference Between Irish Potatoes And Sweet Potatoes?

There is some confusion in the kitchen about Irish potato and sweet potatoes. Some grocery store labels the two – tubers. Are they always correct? There is a big difference between the two veggies. So it’s best to clear up the confusion before you reach for the tubers.

While both potatoes are root vegetables that come from a flowering plant, they are actually unrelated and have very different origins and uses. Irish potatoes are not as sweet potato, and sweet potatoes are not a type of Irish potatoes.

So what is that difference between them?

Sweet Potatoes