I love potatoes, they are tasty and nutritious, a classic ingredient in many comfort foods. But what I don’t love is peeling them.
I eat potatoes almost every single day, so what I do is I peel a bunch in advance and store them in the fridge. But wait… how do you store peeled potatoes without them going brown? No worries, all you need is a container, water, and some mild acid.
The Best Way to Preserve Freshness – Up To 3 Days
The best way to keep them fresh overnight is to submerge them in a container of water with some kind of acid like vinegar or lemon juice. Keeping the potatoes underwater will keep them away from oxygen which slows down the oxidization (discoloration) process.
You can cover it and leave it in the fridge like that for 2-3 days. Make sure they stay submerged in the water or else the exposed part of the potato will start oxidizing and go brown.
Leaving It At Room Temperature – Up to 3 Hours
Storing it outside the fridge at room temperature will vastly speed up the discoloration of the potatoes. But if you’re planning on using them for a dish within a short amount of time, then it’s not a problem. You still need to do all the steps mentioned above. Submerge them in water with the acid, and cover it.
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