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What can I do with unpleasantly sweet ordinary potatoes?

B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,833
I've kept new potatoes too long in the fridge and I find them unpleasantly sweet. They've been steamed in their jackets.
What can I do with them from cold?
In London. Keen but lazy.


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 80,385
    What a shame. Potatoes should never be kept in the fridge. It turns the starches into sugars. 😞 
    not sure what you can do with them … maybe cooked, sliced and fried so that some of the sugars are caramelised … that might work with maple-cured bacon and fried tomatoes sort of thing? 
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  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,833
    edited July 2021
    I thought the instructions on the bag were a bit strange but hey ho  give it a go. They were best before 17/ 6 so they've been sugaring up for a while.I
    Lesson learnt. Thanks @Dovefromabove
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,202
    I'd make a potato salad with a tart dressing including capers and chives and spring onions and maybe a dollop of horseradish.  That'd sort 'em!
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,833
    That'd learn em!
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,991
    If you hadn't already cooked them I'd say put them in a curry with a good sharp ingredient like tamarind.
  • SkandiSkandi Northern DenmarkPosts: 1,528
    I agree with dove, slice them and fry them in some butter, top with bacon and egg (if that's to your taste) and call them breakfast.
  • FireFire North LondonPosts: 16,398
    There are some good cakes with sweet pots. Like with courgette or beetroot cake, it acts like a binder.

  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,833
    Different kind of sweet potato @fire .🤔
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • FireFire North LondonPosts: 16,398
    give it a go anyway...
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