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Subject: Red potatoes for French fries
Newsgroups: rec.food.cooking

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From: Bobo Bonobo® 
Date: Sat, 25 Aug 2007 18:26:13 -0700
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fried in peanut oil.  Nice.

--Bryan

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From: Omelet 
Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2007 03:36:35 -0500
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Bobo Bonobo® wrote:
> fried in peanut oil.  Nice.

I'll bet! :-)

Reds are my #1 favorite spud followed by Yukon golds.

Y'all can keep Idahos. :-p They taste like dirt compared to the other 
two!

YMMV and all that of course.

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From: kilikini 
Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2007 06:43:26 -0400
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Omelet wrote:
> I'll bet! :-)
>
> Reds are my #1 favorite spud followed by Yukon golds.
>
> Y'all can keep Idahos. :-p They taste like dirt compared to the other
> two!
>
> YMMV and all that of course.

I love those two kinds best as well.  BTW, have you noticed the price of
potatoes lately?  What is going on?

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From: Bobo Bonobo® 
Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2007 03:50:35 -0700
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kilikini wrote:
> I love those two kinds best as well.  BTW, have you noticed the price of
> potatoes lately?  What is going on?

I haven't noticed the regular price being higher, but I have noticed
that they haven't been going on sale much.

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From: Omelet 
Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2007 06:26:42 -0500
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kilikini wrote:
> I love those two kinds best as well.  BTW, have you noticed the price of
> potatoes lately?  What is going on?

Hm, I'll have to look.
I've not bought any for a month or so.

Everything is going up due to fuel costs I imagine.
It all has to be brought in by truck, and that costs gas.

Fortunately, spuds are easy to grow. I've got a couple of 25 gallon pots 
that I'm fixin' to experiment with some reds.

Leave a few red potatoes in a cool, dry dark spot and they start to 
sprout.

Stick 'em in a pot of sandy soil and go from there. :-)

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From: kilikini 
Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2007 08:21:08 -0400
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Omelet wrote:
> Stick 'em in a pot of sandy soil and go from there. :-)

Heck, I live in Florida.  Sandy soil is something I can EASILY get my hands
on.  :~)

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From: elaine 
Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2007 08:27:40 -0400
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I've never liked sweet potatoes, but last week I had some sweet potatoe 
fries dusted with a spice - coriander or cumin, I think  Yesterday I bought 
one sweet potatoe to see if I could duplicate the recipe.  They were really 
good!

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From: Omelet 
Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2007 09:19:00 -0500
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elaine wrote:
> I've never liked sweet potatoes, but last week I had some sweet potatoe 
> fries dusted with a spice - coriander or cumin, I think  Yesterday I bought 
> one sweet potatoe to see if I could duplicate the recipe.  They were really 
> good!

Mmmm... Yam fries are our favorite way to eat them too. ;-d

That and pan fried yam patties.

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From: Omelet 
Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2007 09:17:51 -0500
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kilikini wrote:
> Heck, I live in Florida.  Sandy soil is something I can EASILY get my hands
> on.  :~)

I'm not sure how long the growing period is, but I can stick them in the 
greenhouse when it freezes if I have to. Your growing season is longer 
than mine. It might still be early enough. :-)

Stacked old tires make good potato beds too.

You can get LOTS of potatoes off of a single plant!

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From: kilikini 
Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2007 11:09:34 -0400
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Omelet wrote:
> I'm not sure how long the growing period is, but I can stick them in
> the greenhouse when it freezes if I have to. Your growing season is
> longer than mine. It might still be early enough. :-)
>
> Stacked old tires make good potato beds too.
>
> You can get LOTS of potatoes off of a single plant!

Thanks, I may try that!  (Of course you know I'll need to get back to you
for advice.  )

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From: Omelet 
Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2007 10:34:34 -0500
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kilikini wrote:
> Thanks, I may try that!  (Of course you know I'll need to get back to you
> for advice.  )

The gardening lists have more experience... but I don't mind. :-)

We can learn together.

I've not tried growing spuds since I was in high school, but I still 
remember how much fun it was!

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From: Steve Wertz 
Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2007 14:35:52 GMT
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Bobo Bonobo® wrote:
> fried in peanut oil.  Nice.

They make excellent potato chips, too.  These are some of my
favorite chips:

http://www.terrachips.com/products/terra-red-bliss.php

But expensive.


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