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Jan 2, 2007 02:47 AM

Costco Help!

My dear husband jsut came home from costco with a huge bag of fingerling potatoes. I'm not a huge potato eater...any suggestions? How long will they keep and what is the best way to store?

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  1. Cook them then freeze in small portions. Then when hubby needs, hubby can have. Put in small freezer to microwave containers.

    1. Mashed potatoes! I know it is a bit of a pain in the bum but peel them and mash them and add more cream and butter than one would consider healthy and enjoy!

      1. They'll store quite a while in the fridge. They're very nice. Wash adn scrub the diret off but leave the skin. Roll in a cloth or towel to dry. Toss in a little olive oil and bake in a 350 oven for about 20 minutes and serve as a side with a sprinkling of salt and a grind of pepper and a squeeze of lemon juice.

        3 Replies
        1. re: rcallner

          Do you really store potatoes in the fridge? I store fingerlings like any other potato: in a cool, dark, dry place.

          1. re: Ruth Lafler

            My CSA farmer recommends storing fingerlings in the fridge, but larger starchier like Russetts out. Being from Idaho I thought it was a travesty to store them in the fridge, but thought the farmer probably knew better than I...

            1. re: Ruth Lafler

              I've been storing mine in the fridge for years. They rot way too fast in my cool basement. I can't taste a difference. I rarely buy russets but, any other potato is in my fridge and they last a very long time in there (like months)

          2. This is probably the 3.99 bag...which in any case would have cost 2-3 times as much elsewhere.

            I would grill/cook a nice steak and roast these potatoes with some sea salt, pepper, and EVOO.

            I would not waste time and try to peel these things.

            1. Use them as soon as you can. I bought the same bag at Costco, put them in the dark kitchen cupboard where I store similar items and went out of town for a few days. Upon my return they were bendy/soft and sprouted. They don't store/keep as long as larger potatoes. Now the whole bag is growing in my compost bins!