Originally Posted by kitchengoddess8
Great! I think there would be too much sunlight on the kitchen counter so the pantry closet is where they'll go. What is the typical shelf life for potatoes?
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Originally Posted by GotGarlic
They can last for several weeks. I have two basket-drawers built in to my kitchen peninsula; I keep bread products in one and potatoes in the other.
If you put them in some sort of closed container, you can keep them on the counter, but a closet works fine, too.
Even after they start to sprout from the eyes, I break off the sprouts and the potato is still good as long as it hasn't been growing for too long, or gotten soft.
We store potatoes, onions, and garlic in baskets on the otherwise useless 18 inches of counter between the fridge and the wall. The potato basket is covered, but the onion and garlic baskets are open. All were bought from a friend in the Bahamas who makes and sells baskets made from palm leaves and native grasses, and were intended from the start to be functional kitchen accessories, not decorative art.