By keeping some basic guidelines in mind, you can learn how to preserve potatoes. Potatoes are high in vitamin B6, potassium, and fiber, making them a great food for general health as well as for people who are suffering from a variety of conditions. Properly preserving potatoes ensures that you will have a readily available supply anytime you need some! Try this method out today.
- Use a clean brush with firm bristles to remove any large clumps of dirt from the potatoes. Once the have been cleaned, placed them in a bag or basket that provides adequate air circulation. Without air movement, mold and decay will begin to occur.
- Put the container holding the potatoes in a cool, dry place. For best results, the temperature of the location should be between 45 and 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Typical locations for storing potatoes include in a unheated porch, cellar, or dark cupboard. Properly storing your potatoes in this method will ensure that they will last for at least two months.
- If you want to preserve potatoes for a longer period of time, you may need to use a different method. By boiling, mashing, storing in an airtight container, and freezing, you can preserve potatoes for up to one year.
- Remember that the time frames given are only an estimate. Some potatoes may last longer than the time given, while others may begin to show signs of deterioration more quickly. Check your potatoes thoroughly before use to ensure that they are free from decay.