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Old 05-16-2016, 04:23 PM   #21
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Wow that's amazing! Great to know!
Don't take that literally See my comment above.
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Old 05-16-2016, 04:43 PM   #22
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Purple potato crisps are great! Very light and super crunchy - available from good health shops.
According to WebMD, "the frying process destroys the healthy substances in potatoes". Stick to the microwave.

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Old 05-16-2016, 05:02 PM   #23
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According to WebMD, "the frying process destroys the healthy substances in potatoes". Stick to the microwave.

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Yes that wouldn't surprise me - still purple potato crisps are very enjoyable to eat!

Microwave? No thanks...I know it is said that the shorter cooking time preserves the Vit C in them, but I can cook them in a short time, sliced and steamed. Much more preferable to me.


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Old 05-16-2016, 05:40 PM   #24
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I have to say the slightly wrinkly potatoes I used to make gnocchi made really good nice and light gnocchi.
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Old 05-16-2016, 05:42 PM   #25
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How do you remove the sprouts from a potato? Is there a special kitchen gadget for that?
I use my thumbnail. I suppose you can use something else, but it is one tool I can't set down and forget where I left it...
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Old 05-16-2016, 07:04 PM   #26
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I use my thumbnail. I suppose you can use something else, but it is one tool I can't set down and forget where I left it...
Now that you mention it... When I'm not peeling the potatoes, I use my thumbnail, too. In fact, here are tonight's potatoes before cleaning.
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Old 05-16-2016, 07:10 PM   #27
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My potato peeler has a somewhat sharp tip that I use to remove sprouts and eyes. If yours doesn’t have that, you can use a paring knife.
I rarely peel potatoes unless I"m making something that is very specific about requiring it, and I haven't cut out an eye in 20 years or more. Even for mashed, I just do the whole thing.
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Old 05-16-2016, 07:14 PM   #28
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My potato peeler has a somewhat sharp tip that I use to remove sprouts and eyes. If yours doesn’t have that, you can use a paring knife.
This is my "hand me down" potato peeler. It must be 50 years old if it's a day! Still peels potatoes fast fast fast 50 years later. It has a side thingy to gouge/remove spud eyes.

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Old 05-16-2016, 09:08 PM   #29
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I rarely peel potatoes unless I"m making something that is very specific about requiring it, and I haven't cut out an eye in 20 years or more. Even for mashed, I just do the whole thing.
Same here. I guess you missed my earlier post. I sort of automatically responded to the question about what tool to use.
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Yes that wouldn't surprise me - still purple potato crisps are very enjoyable to eat!

Microwave? No thanks...I know it is said that the shorter cooking time preserves the Vit C in them, but I can cook them in a short time, sliced and steamed. Much more preferable to me.



How long do you usually steam them? I'm looking for more quick ways to cook potatoes. The hash browns took less than 10 minutes!


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