How To Select Red Potatoes
- Select red potatoes that are firm and free of bruises, soft spots, or wrinkles.
- Avoid potatoes that have begun to sprout.
- Choose potatoes that are a soft, dark shade of red with no greenish tinge. Green coloration indicates too much exposure to sunlight. While small areas of green can be removed, potatoes with too much green coloration can be toxic.
How To Store Red Potatoes
How To Store Red Potatoes: Store red potatoes in a cool, dry, and dark location, such as a pantry or cellar. Avoid washing your potatoes until you’re ready to use them. Don’t store them in the refrigerator, where cold temperatures will cause their starches to turn into sugar. Keep potatoes away from other produce like onions. The ethylene gas released by onions causes them to sprout.
How To Freeze Red Potatoes:
1. Begin by washing your red potatoes and cutting them to the desired size. Anything from hash brown shreds to large 1-inch chunks will do.
2. Next, blanch the potatoes by boiling them for 1 1/2 minutes, then immediately dunking into ice water for 1 minute.
3. Then, transfer to an airtight, freezer-safe bag or container.
* Red potatoes will keep for up to 12 months in the freezer, but use them within 1 month for best results.