This Spud’s for You (Potato Recipes)

Potatoes are one of the most lovely side dishes I can think of. In fact, sometimes they’re so lovely, I could just eat potoatoes and a salad and call it a meal. My mother-in-law and I would often go to a nice restaurant and do just that: order a baked potato and a trip through the salad bar. Of course, this was in the days when nice restaurants had salad bars. I don’t think they do that anymore, do they?

Regardless, potatoes are a fantastic addition to any table. And since potatoes should be seeing lower prices in the next couple weeks, now is the time to stock up on them. I’m not sure we’re going to see the $0.99/10 pound bag that has happened in the past. But, I would certainly stock up if your prices go below $2 for conventional and below $3 for organic.

You might be hesitant to buy a lot of russets, usually what’s on sale at Thanksgiving, however if stored in a cool, dry, well-ventilated place, they should last a fair amount of time. Warmth is what will encourage spouting and shriveling.

But, even sad looking potatoes can be peeled and trimmed well to use in soups. In fact, Jacqueline Heriteau says they make the best soup. They thicken the soup in a different way than the newer potatoes do.

Potatoes are freezer-friendly in certain instances. Mashed potatoes and stuffed potatoes freeze very well. Other applications can cause the potatoes to get mealy.

Here are some of my favorite ways with spuds:

Lemon Roasted Potatoes

Potatoes Alfredo

Simple Dill Potatoes

Jalapeno Popper Potatoes

Cooking Potatoes for Freezing

Got a great tater recipe?

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  1. I stopped peeling my mashed potatoes out of sheer laziness, just cut them up small so no large piece of skin are in there. Also the fact that it is throwing away good food and right now every penny counts. I’m hoping to stock up on sweet potatoes this week 19 cents a pound- yipee!

  2. Potatoes are great! One things we discovered is that check around if you have a potato farm nearby…..We live in MT and we have one nearby and with our church buy them by the truckload or trailer load. It ends about $20-30 for the whole winter supply of potatoes!

  3. We love potatoes here! I like to stock up for the winter when they are $2 or less/10 lbs and store them in the basement in “Walnut” sacks/mesh bags. They last until March, then the ones that sprout can become seedlings for the garden. We peel them,because it’s faster than washing and the animals eat the peeling, so they aren’t wasted. It also removes the green part, if any.

    Here’s my potato page: http://losingcreekfarm.blogspot.com/p/potato-page.html

  4. Oh Mercy Sakes! I LOOOVOVOVE potatoes, too! And I’m out at the moment, so now that I’ve drooled all over your page, I’m going to have to go get some. I also have stopped peeling them out of laziness, but I just like to say that we are getting the extra nutrients from the skin! I’ve heard that you can wash them in the dishwasher – I tried it with a 10 lb bag and they fit in the top rack, but I don’t think they got very clean!?!? I usually par-bake an entire bag and chop or grate for freezing in quart size baggies – they don’t brown and I have them ready for breakfast burritos and other casseroles! I’ve also made freezer mashed potatoes and they came out yummy as well!

  5. I have found adeal for potatoes for 50 lbs for 9.99

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