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Pre-cooking Potatoes For The Week

When I buy a bag of potatoes, I go ahead and boil as many as I think I might use that week. I place them in a colander in the refrigerator and, when ready to use, I either dice or shred them and just brown in some olive oil. This eliminates the time it takes to peel and cook right at meal time. Big time saver.

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By Susan from Columbia, SC

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December 21, 20090 found this helpful

Great minds think alike! Just this evening I microwaved a potato that I'm going to have tomorrow before I go to work, so I'll only have to re-heat it with some butter.

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December 22, 20090 found this helpful

I do the same, either peel and leave whole, or cut in chunks, or use my 'gadget' to cut fries. But I put them in a container of water to keep them from turning color.

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I change the water every few days.

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February 26, 20130 found this helpful

I actually bake a bunch of potatoes in the winter time and use for crisping up in a skillet with a little olive oil ahd shallots and for potato salads or other potato dishes. In the summer I boil them until half cooked and use them throughout the week for breakfast lunch or dinner. We love baked potatoes fpr breakfast with whatever toppings you have on hand.

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