First attempt at taters

Discussion in 'General Food and Foraging Discussion' started by exsheeple, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. exsheeple

    exsheeple Junior Member

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    Hey folks, I caught taters on sale for $0.88 for 5 lbs at the store yesterday. Here is my attempt. Do they at least look ok?
     

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  2. Emerald

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    They look fabulous! I dry most of my potatoes cuz we like the way they rehydrate, but my Mom used to can her taters and they looked just like yours! Way to go!
     

  3. *Andi

    *Andi Supporting Member

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    I have never canned taters, I just put my in the cellar ... but my mom cans them each year.
     
  4. OldCootHillbilly

    OldCootHillbilly Reverend Coot

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    I'm with Emerald, I dry all mine, but them look mighty tastey! Nice work!
     
  5. Journey

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    I had never heard of canning potatoes, but they do look great. :)
     
  6. Cahri

    Cahri Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely look marvey
     
  7. exsheeple

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    Thanks everyone. I do have one tip....I read two different websites for canning these things and one said boil chunks for 2 min before put them in the jars...another site said just "raw pack". Well from what I see, the first 7 qts look great, the second 7 qts look good, and I am sure they are good being they all sealed, but there is stuff, looks like they could have released starch or something, but the jars are just not as clear as the first batch.
     
  8. snappy1

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    Exsheeple--Are the ones that turned out better the ones that you boiled first for two minutes?
     
  9. OldCootHillbilly

    OldCootHillbilly Reverend Coot

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    One a the reasons fer pretreatin yer taters (an other foods) before cannin er dryin is ta preserve color an such. Taters can turn dark without pretreatin a bit.

    Still, yalls look great!
     
  10. exsheeple

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    Snappy, yes, the ones I boiled first were clearer...the ones I "raw packed" seemed to kinda overcook and a thin layer of cooked potato dispersed into the water, other than that, both look the same. I will boil and hot pack them from now on, I guess for personal preference because I want them as clear as possible. :) As for color, I pre-soaked in dissolved vitamin C tablets, 500mg X6 per gallon of water before boiling or raw packing..
     
  11. snappy1

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    Isn't that something! The potatoes canned raw seem overdone and the cooked ones look great. Thanks for mentioning the vitamin C part. Now I just have towait for them to go on sale!
     
  12. exsheeple

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    Good luck Snappy...and if you have any questions, all I did was go to google and typed in home canning potatoes.