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Old 03-22-2008, 03:18 PM   #1
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Prevent Your Potato Pancakes From Getting That Ugly Grey Color

I used to make potato pancakes but everytime I did the inside of the pancake looked grey. Yuk! So, there's an easy way to prvent that. When you grate the potatos, grate them into a bowl (I use wood) of water. This way the starch drops to the bottom and it's the starch that gives pancakes that grey color. Enjoy!!!

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Old 03-22-2008, 04:45 PM   #2
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Thanks Steamboater - does the wood bowl help or does it really matter what kind?
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Old 03-22-2008, 04:51 PM   #3
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Honestly, I don't know. I got this idea from my mother and she always grated the potatos over a wooden bowl.
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Old 03-22-2008, 05:16 PM   #4
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I don't think the material would make a difference, David, as long as it is nonreactive: SS, glass, glazed ceramic, wood, etc. We recently had a thread on Gray Potatoes that gives a few more reasons why potatoes turn gray/black.
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