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Potato Recipes

Cooking with potatoes allows a great deal of leeway for the cook or chef. Potatoes go well with so many things including almost any meat, but especially other vegetable such as leeks or celery.

Potatoes will store for fairly long periods. Best to keep them in a cool, dry, dark place. Best to buy boiling potatoes in ten pound bags. Boiling potatoes can also be baked. Nevertheless, certain potatoes are selected specifically for oven cooking. Baking potatoes can usually be selected individually and will cost a bit more. Boiling potatoes tend to have slightly less starch and hold their shape better when boiled. These normally include reds and some yellows. Baking potatoes have in excess of 20 percent starch and make the best mashed potatoes as well. Remember, new potatoes are not necessarily red potatoes, but simply immature potatoes.

Potatoes hold their consistency for considerable periods when boiled. However, excess boiling may turn them into mush. An under-cooked potato is often said to be "boney". Raw potatoes are seldom eaten and have a slightly bitter taste.

We gathered a few recipes for your enjoyment, here is a list:

Potage Parmentier
Potato Cheese Soup
Potatoes - Oven Fried
Creamy Potatoes
Bacon Wrapped Potatoes
Potato Salad
Plain Old Potato Soup

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