How to Make the Most of your Potatoes

Many people, including our team, are on a waiting list for grocery pick up. Some of us are two weeks out from our next delivery. Acquiring vegetables with a long shelf life is a great way to get more mileage out of your pantry. Potatoes are an excellent choice for the Home Chef.

Standard Shelf life and Storage: Depending on what type and how they are stored, potatoes last about 3-5 weeks in the pantry. Each potato variety is unique. However, a good rule of thumb is to keep potatoes stored in a cool and dark location away from other fruits and vegetables.  

Are you about to make your grocery list? We have ranked the types of potatoes based on versatility, availability, and sustainability:

  1. Russet baking potatoes
  2. Yukon gold or yellow
  3. Red bliss
  4. Sweet potatoes and yams (Note: These are similar to potatoes, but they yield a sweet flavor when cooked. Keep this in mind when determining if they can be swapped out in a meal)

Tip:  You can eat a potato even when it has sprouted. Just cut the sprouts (aka eyes) out and eat the rest. Do not eat the sprouts as they can lead to a headache and nausea.

Check out these recipe links to meals featuring potatoes: 

Want to know more facts about potatoes? Check out https://idahopotato.com/dr-potato/shelf-life-of-a-potato