The joys of old potatoes

I made a pot of kale-white bean-sausage soup for dinner and decided it was time for the sprouty old potatoes on the counter to become either dinner or compost. They felt a little rubbery, but otherwise solid, so I cut off all the sprouts, peeled them (to be sure to get all the poisonous green and sprouted bits off) and chucked them in the soup.

I’d expected to be disappointed, but they were really, really good! Far better, in fact, than “fresh” potatoes. Must have something to do with the starch, I suppose. They were very firm and dense and didn’t just dissolve into the soup despite being very well-cooked.

Hooray – I planted an entire bed of potatoes this year, and with luck, we’ll have a lot to eat through this coming winter!


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