"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Vegetables
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-12-2007, 05:42 PM   #11
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 3,619
Quote:
Originally Posted by auntdot View Post
And no entrepreneur sells green potatoes?
I love this. I can see it all now ...
Aunt Dot's Special Green Potatoes - For your Special Guests!
__________________

__________________
Fisher's Mom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2007, 05:46 PM   #12
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Monroe, Michigan
Posts: 5,912
Send a message via Yahoo to Barb L.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fisher's Mom View Post
I love this. I can see it all now ...
Aunt Dot's Special Green Potatoes - For your Special Guests!

, you all made my night !!!!
__________________

__________________
Grandma's Boys - Isaiah (11) Cameron (3 )
Barb L. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2007, 06:53 PM   #13
Senior Cook
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Cleveland, OH
Posts: 118
Send a message via Yahoo to muzzlet
But more importantly, could it be discovered in an autopsy? Where's Gil Grissom when you need him?
__________________
www.pamperedchef.biz/janlewis
muzzlet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2007, 07:51 PM   #14
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: SE Pennsylvania
Posts: 4,655
you'd have to eat an aweful lot of fried baked or raw green potatoes with skins to die from the poisoning. Boiling, at least in salted water helps disapate the effects so they might not work even if you left the skins on...sick but not dead. hmmm, oh, yes it would show up in the autopsy, sorry. But if you killed them with a frozen leg of lamb, then cooked and ate the lamb alla Hitchcock...that works!
__________________
Robo410 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2007, 09:54 PM   #15
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 3,619
Quote:
Originally Posted by Robo410 View Post
you'd have to eat an aweful lot of fried baked or raw green potatoes with skins to die from the poisoning. Boiling, at least in salted water helps disapate the effects so they might not work even if you left the skins on...sick but not dead. hmmm, oh, yes it would show up in the autopsy, sorry. But if you killed them with a frozen leg of lamb, then cooked and ate the lamb alla Hitchcock...that works!
I wish you had posted sooner about the leg of lamb, Robo. I've wasted a lot of time trying to make frozen bullets!
__________________
Fisher's Mom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2007, 10:47 PM   #16
Head Chef
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Des Moines Iowa
Posts: 1,214
Fishers mom shame on you frozen bullets. I like real green apples keeps them busy running.
__________________
Cook with passion or don't cook at all
Dave Hutchins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2007, 10:51 PM   #17
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 3,619
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave Hutchins View Post
Fishers mom shame on you frozen bullets. I like real green apples keeps them busy running.
You're right Dave. That would definitely keep away unwanted guests! As a retired chef, I'll bet you have some special recipes, too.
__________________
Fisher's Mom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2007, 10:23 AM   #18
Head Chef
 
keltin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Down South in Alabama
Posts: 2,285
Send a message via AIM to keltin
When potatoes do this, it is known as “greening” or sometimes “sun-burning”. It happens because the potato was exposed to light for an extended period of time. The green is chlorophyll which, as most know, is a plant’s “food”. The green chlorophyll is absolutely harmless.

However, during the biosynthesis of chlorophyll, a glycoalkaloid known as “solanine” can, and most often, will be produced. Solanine is poisonous, and is the plant’s (any plant's) defense mechanism against predators. The production of solanine is independent of chlorophyll production and can happen at any time, even when there is no greening. Greening is not required for solanine to be produced in potatoes, however, typically solanine production does rise when there is greening.

Solanine is concentrated in the skin and typically no deeper than 1/8” into the underlying flesh of the potato. This is because that is where it will benefit the potato most as a defense mechanism. Removing the skin and some of the underlying flesh will remove the solanine, but cooking the potatoes will not affect solanine concentration at all, so it is best to peel any green potatoes....and peel them down to pure flesh (no green). But remember, solanine is not the green part.....that is chlorophyll which is harmless.

Solanine is bitter, so if a potato tastes better, then do no eat it. You would have to eat a considerable bit of a fully green potato (including the skin) to get a reaction. A 200 lb person would need to eat at least 2 pounds of green potatoes to get the basic reaction of nausea, cramping, loose bowels, etc. A fatal dose of solanine would be very hard to achieve with green potatoes alone.

To avoid greening, store potatoes away from light, especially fluorescent lights. If there is greening, simply peel the potatoes and remove all green and you’re good to go. If the potato ever tastes bitter, then don’t eat it.

Interestingly enough, many people have probably seen this happen on potato chips....ever gotten a green chip from a bag or a chip with green edges? That’s greening. Same with french fries.
__________________

__________________
keltin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
None

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:51 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.