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Subject: Using the pre-peeled and cut potatoes in the bag.
Newsgroups: rec.food.cooking

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From: tootief[at]webtv.net (Catona Fisher)
Date: Wed, 3 Nov 1999 23:31:01 -0600 (CST)
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I want to know if anyone has used this product, and is it as good as
fresh potatoes?

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From: hucke[at]enteract.com (Matt Hucke)
Date: 4 Nov 1999 14:08:34 GMT
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Pre-peeled potatoes are an abomination unto the LORD.

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From: rlm[at]worldnet.att.net (Arelem)
Date: Thu, 04 Nov 1999 15:23:23 GMT
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You mean Just Potatoes?  If so, read the label; they're not "just
potatoes".  I tried roasting them and they turned out rubbery and I
tried steaming them and they turned out mushy.  Next trip to the
store, I bought a bag of Russets. 

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From: Gary O. 
Date: Thu, 04 Nov 1999 07:56:35 -0800
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I don't know the product, at least not in the past 25 years.  I may
have tried something like that before then, only to find that I would
never use it again.  Have you ever seen the tip in gourmet recipes
where the cook is advised to wash the cut/sliced/diced/grated/shredded
potatoes or to place the same in a bowl of cold water with lemon
juice?  The first techinique cuts down on the starchiness, a good
technique especially when using a baking potato in place of a boiling
potato.  The second technique cuts down on discoloration from
oxidation.

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From: AUNTTT1223[at]webtv.net (Teresa Loomis)
Date: Thu, 4 Nov 1999 11:25:37 -0500 (EST)
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I DONT KNOW ABOUT THE BAG POTATOES BUT THE CAN POTATOES ARE GOOD FOR A
QUICK SIDE DISH.  JUST DRAIN THEM AND PUT THEM IN A SKILLET WITH BUETTER
OR MARG.. THEN ADD GARLIC POWDER, SEASON SALT, GROUND PEPPER, AND
CHOPPED CHIVES.  ITS NOT BAD AT ALL. 
     SOMETIMES I WILL COOK A SCRAMBLED EGG OR TWO IN IT WHEN THEY ARE
ALMOST DONE, (BROWNED).

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From: Linda Nellett 
Date: Sun, 07 Nov 1999 15:11:40 -0600
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I have never tried the "bagged" potatoes, but I simply can't stand canned
potatoes no matter how they're served. They taste really strange to me; I'm
not sure if its due to the canning process or the type of potatoes usually
used for canning. I can always tell when they are included in a soup or
whatever...they just taste icky!

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From: Nancy Young 
Date: Sun, 07 Nov 1999 17:18:53 -0500
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Linda Nellett wrote:
>   but I simply can't stand canned
> potatoes no matter how they're served. 

That's funny ... I dislike almost all canned vegetables, but I just love
canned potatoes.  I know ... they have a unnatural smooth texture, and
they taste different ... what can I say, I love 'em.  When I'm really
lazy, I'll use them for rosemary pan roasted potatoes, and they make
me happy.

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From: Jill McQuown 
Date: Thu, 4 Nov 1999 18:09:50 -0600
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Catona Fisher wrote:
>I want to know if anyone has used this product, and is it as good as
>fresh potatoes?

Haven't tried this, but I'm sure it's more expensive and has less flavor in
the long run than fresh potatoes.

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From: Bill 
Date: Sun, 07 Nov 1999 21:24:26 GMT
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Catona Fisher wrote:
: I want to know if anyone has used this product, and is it as good as
: fresh potatoes?

*** This might be a decent product, but the commericals irritate me to the
point that I go to bed everynight and pray that the company goes belly up.

I mean to suggest that the effort to peel and slice a potatoe is on the
same scale as killing and plucking a live chicken or processing the milk
for your own cow should be enough to insult almost everybody.

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From: Jill McQuown 
Date: Mon, 8 Nov 1999 23:19:22 -0600
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Bill wrote:
> This might be a decent product, but the commericals irritate me to the
> point that I go to bed everynight and pray that the company goes belly up.

I don't watch much television so I've never seen these ads, but if that's
what they are implying, you're entirely correct... it's ludicrous!  It takes
what... 10 minutes (if that) to peel 10 potatoes.  And with so many recipes
not even requiring that you peel them... sheesh!


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