Should I Put Potatoes in Vegetable Stock?
A lot of vegetable stock recipes call for potatoes, but I have never done that because it seems counterproductive - in my experience, potatoes absorb rather than lend flavor. Does anyone know why recipes include them?
How odd, never heard of such a thing. For a reality check, I googled "vegetable stock recipe" and zero out of the first ten that came up included potato for the stock. I see no reason to include them in your stock base - they are a subtle neutral, a nice addition to the eventual soup, but not a helpful aspect to the basic stock.
No. Not to make stock. I've never heard of that. ever.
Now, if you want to make soup with the stock, and want potatoes in your soup, yes.
I've never seen vegetable stock recipes that call for potatoes. I'm surprised you've seen a lot. SInce you already know you don't want it, make it how you prefer.
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I have not learned of this. I won't say potateos absorb rather than lend flavor. I just don't see them as being "stock"