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Old 05-19-2016, 06:26 AM   #51
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If they don't taste bitter, there probably isn't enough of the substance there to hurt you.

I have a hard time keeping them cool as well, but I don't have too much of a problem with them sprouting. The refrigerator is cold, not cool. The ideal temperature is in the 50s. That's why people keep them in a root cellar, if they have one.

I keep my potatoes in a basket built in to the peninsula in kitchen. It's fairly dark but room temperature.

You could keep them in a paper bag to keep the light off them.
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Right now they're living in the cupboard and getting in the way every time I want to take bowl or plate out. I never thought about paper bags. Although now that I think of it, my kitchen is always as dark as a morgue anyway, so I don't know why I was worrying.
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Old 06-03-2016, 09:40 AM   #53
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Huummm i love poatatoes is so delicious
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Old 06-03-2016, 02:02 PM   #54
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Edible but probably losing it's "goodness" as it's using it to grow the roots.
If I see roots starting to grow, I just knock them off with my fingers. I have no 'dark' place in my kitchen to store them, so I keep them in the fridge. The top part.

We all know that cold air falls and the warmer air rises. So I keep them in the top. Takes quite a while for the roots to appear as to being in the produce drawer at the bottom.
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Old 06-04-2016, 10:18 PM   #55
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Potatoes in paper bags in the fridge. I'm going to have to try that.

I started throwing my onions in a vegetable drawer and they don't seem to be any the worse for it.
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Old 06-04-2016, 10:40 PM   #56
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Potatoes in paper bags in the fridge. I'm going to have to try that.

I started throwing my onions in a vegetable drawer and they don't seem to be any the worse for it.
Refrigerating potatoes can cause the starch in them to turn to sugar. Not good eats, imo.
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Potatoes in paper bags in the fridge. I'm going to have to try that.

I started throwing my onions in a vegetable drawer and they don't seem to be any the worse for it.
What I love about the paper bag is that on the front is a net and the potatoes can breath. Nothing can breathe with plastic.
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Refrigerating potatoes can cause the starch in them to turn to sugar. Not good eats, imo.
*reconsidering potatoes in fridge*
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*reconsidering potatoes in fridge*
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There was a study (in the 1970s?) which purported to show a link between eating green potatoes when pregnant and an increased risk of the baby contracting spina bifida but other studies showed no connection. You pays your money and you takes your choice.
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