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Old 09-11-2010, 07:02 AM   #1
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Anyone know how many potatoes in a quart?

tried looking it up - but can't find it. Any idea how many potatoes are in a quart if the recipe calls for a quart of potatoes? thanks!

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Old 09-11-2010, 07:17 AM   #2
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'bout 2 1/2 pounds, if my memory serves me right, trying to remember from canning....will do some research and return if that is incorrect
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'bout 2 1/2 pounds, if my memory serves me right, trying to remember from canning....will do some research and return if that is incorrect
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tried looking it up - but can't find it. Any idea how many potatoes are in a quart if the recipe calls for a quart of potatoes? thanks!
Are the potatoes to be sliced, or diced? This handy conversion chart might help.

Cooking conversion online.

Scroll down to locate Potatoes.
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Old 09-11-2010, 10:36 AM   #5
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Yes. It depends on the form. Whole, sliced, cubed...? You really should buy a 4 cup measure, if you don't already have one. 4 C.=1 Qt.
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"A pint is a pound the world around"...--Unknown--
You need 2 lbs of potatoes,
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Old 09-30-2010, 10:28 AM   #7
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A great deal depends on the size and type of potato. One big russet can fill a quart. Two all purpose potatoes or a handful of fingerlings. Also, if it's a quart of whole, sliced, cubed, diced, mashed. Each will provide a different answer.

Not a very good recipe to give such a vague quantity.
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"A pint is a pound the world around"...--Unknown--
You need 2 lbs of potatoes,
I believe this maxim applies to liquids rather than anything else.

In this case, two pounds may or may not be a correct answer based on a number of different factors.
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According to some colonial/old time recipes I looked up, the potatoes, when measured by quarts, are rough sliced, or cubed (1-1/4" to 1-1/2"), or mashed (I guess because they take on an extra volume of air).

In most cases, they correspond directly to an equal volume of potato salad, which seems to be some sort of standard measure.

In any case, in all of the researching I did in books and on-line, the measure is of the final processed product - anything except whole potatoes.
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This recipe obviously require a scale. Just weigh two pounds of potatoes and you will get a quart of potatoes.
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