Help! My CSA Overloaded Me With Potatoes
Q: This summer, I signed up for organic CSA baskets for the first time. I’ve decided to continue getting baskets throughout the winter, because I’m trying to source my food more locally. However, I’m currently overloaded with potatoes. I’ve never been a huge eater of potatoes, so they accumulated throughout the summer months and now I’m receiving them in my winter basket. One of my fridge drawers is full of them and I have one full grocery bag above and beyond that.
I’m looking for recipes! I usually eat oven roasted potatoes for breakfast on the weekend and add potatoes to stews and soups. I’m not a big fan of mashed potatoes. I was able to freeze and can my way through other veggie gluts, but I’m at a loss with what to do with so many potatoes.
Sent by Liette
Editor: Liette, one suggestion is to grate, blanch, then freeze your potatoes. You can find more info on how to do that in this Good Question we published in September.
One other idea, since the holidays and the gift-giving season are upon us, is mashed potato candy. This sounds very, very strange, but it’s actually a deliciously chewy little candy that recipients invariably love. Here’s one recipe, and if you search around via Google you will find plenty more. Maybe a reader has a favorite family recipe for mashed potato candy?
Readers, what would you do with a glut of potatoes?
Related: Sixteen Kinds of Potatoes
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