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Old 01-20-2007, 02:49 PM   #1
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Eastern White Potatoes

I got a 10lb bag of eastern white potatoes on sale for 1.99

Anyone have any suggestions ? how to cook them......any good ideas?

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Old 01-20-2007, 03:06 PM   #2
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Okay, petey, you've already set the tone with your "chicken tar tar" thread. Are these real potatoes?

I've never heard of eastern white potatoes and I lived in the east for 30 years. Maybe someone else can help.
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Old 01-20-2007, 03:12 PM   #3
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Okay, petey, you've already set the tone with your "chicken tar tar" thread. Are these real potatoes?

I've never heard of eastern white potatoes and I lived in the east for 30 years. Maybe someone else can help.
I'm serious.
Here's a picture of the ad in the sale paper where i bought them from:



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Old 01-20-2007, 03:19 PM   #4
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Well, since the add advertises them as "all-purpose" potatoes, I suggest you use them as you would any other all-purpose potato. You could make soup, mash them, probably bake them, etc.
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Actually, there IS such a thing as "Eastern White Potatoes". Long Island potatoes were frequently called that, as were taters from New Jersey.

I'm assuming they're pale, thin-skinned potatoes. The type that many folks around here call "White Rose" potatoes. If so, you can boil & mash them; boil, slice & make home-fries from them; boil, slice & make potatoe salad. They're pretty much an all-purpose potato - what many recipes call a "waxy" potato.
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Old 01-20-2007, 03:30 PM   #6
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Actually, there IS such a thing as "Eastern White Potatoes". Long Island potatoes were frequently called that, as were taters from New Jersey.

I'm assuming they're pale, thin-skinned potatoes. The type that many folks around here call "White Rose" potatoes. If so, you can boil & mash them; boil, slice & make home-fries from them; boil, slice & make potatoe salad. They're pretty much an all-purpose potato - what many recipes call a "waxy" potato.
Yes, they look thin skinned. being all purpose it looks like i'm going to enjoy cooking them up. I'm just waiting for you guys to a donate a few good recipes
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First off, let me give you what might sound like a dumb hint, but it certainly helps me out when I buy sacks of potatoes.

Since many recipes call for a certain "pound" of potatoes, rather than go to all the trouble of actually weighing potatoes, I've found that you can come real close to the number required by just roughly counting the taters in the bag & dividing by the bag pound. Granted, you have to adjust a little when you have tiny potatoes mixed in with gigundas - but you get the drift. It's always worked out really well for me.
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First off, let me give you what might sound like a dumb hint, but it certainly helps me out when I buy sacks of potatoes.

Since many recipes call for a certain "pound" of potatoes, rather than go to all the trouble of actually weighing potatoes, I've found that you can come real close to the number required by just roughly counting the taters in the bag & dividing by the bag pound. Granted, you have to adjust a little when you have tiny potatoes mixed in with gigundas - but you get the drift. It's always worked out really well for me.
Actually i do have a new digital scale that i bought a few monthes back on sale for $10. Here's my chance to use it.
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Anything you want to use potatoes for.
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Old 01-20-2007, 04:08 PM   #10
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my favorites

cut into thin wedges, coat with olive oil, sprinkle with garlic powder, Italian seasoning, or rosemary.
Bake on cookie sheet until brown

OR:

slice very thinly into greased baking dish. dot with butter. pour over about a cup of milk mixed with 2 T. flour. sprinkle with pepper. Bake about 45 min to an hour.
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