I got a big bag of potatoes for $.88. Steal of a deal. I'll show you some ideas of what you can do with a big bag of potatoes when you get them.
(first, take a look at this heart shaped potato I got in my last bag) :0) Love it. It's going to be a baked potato for husband today.
1. Sort through the bag, identifying and separating which potatoes will be used for what.
Cute little ones that are relatively the same size I use for making baked potatoes.
Big fat, strange shaped potatoes I use to chop up in a roast.2. Peel and cut potatoes for roast. Put in water to prevent from browning. These potatoes would also be great for "onion potatoes".Get the rest of your roast started. Allow the roast to cook as you chop up the rest of your onions.
The others get turned into "fries" of some kind that can be frozen and popped into the oven and used with a meal later. These would also be great for Taco Tater Skins.
Peel and rinse your potatoes.
Here are some ways you can chop your potatoes to make french fries:
1. Using a knife. 2. Using a crinkle cutter. 3. Using a mandolin will make for perfectly shaped potatoes that will all be uniform in size, making cooking even for all the potatoes. 4. Using a apple peeler/corer/slicer will allow you to get the peel off, and cut into curly fries all at once. So many options... which one will you choose? Season, cook, and freeze in the same way that you froze the onions.
Other options for using up those spuds can be found by clicking on one of the links below:
Crock Pot Potato Soup
Chicken Shepherds Pie
Pork Loin Roast and Biscuits
Potatoes on the grill
Sarah's Cheesy Ham and Potatoes