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  • Stubble
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Free food
« on: October 15, 2019, 05:59:13 PM »
20 lb bag of field potatoes, free because they were smelling whiffy and were destined for trash. 
A little gross washing later, and I have ~10 lbs of clean whole potatoes set aside for later, 3 lbs of nasty to the compost, and 7lbs boiled up for mash/soup/latkes. About 3 lbs to the freezer and 4 lbs to eat up this week. I know you shouldn’t freeze potatoes, but I think we can overcome quality issues in casseroles.


  • Bristles
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Re: Free food
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2019, 07:40:19 PM »
I freeze potatoes!  But then again, I freeze everything.

You can par-bake first for better results.  I make a lot of potato hashes when I have potatoes from my CSA.  When the potato is too large for one serving, I put the extra cubed pieces (after par baking in the microwave) in the freezer for later.  They pan fry (direct from frozen) very well.


  • Walrus Stache
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Re: Free food
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2019, 02:16:46 AM »
We have family visiting. They brought us lots of beer bottles of their local beer, 2 bottles of whisky, 8 packs of Dutch chocolate stuff to put on your sandwich, a few pots of home made jam, 3 bags of licorice bits and a whole brie (not french made, but a Scandinavian copy).