LifestyleCanning potatoes: A simple solution for busy cooks

Canning potatoes: A simple solution for busy cooks

Is it worth canning potatoes?
Is it worth canning potatoes?
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10:33 AM EST, November 28, 2023

Potatoes are amazing. They are healthy, satisfying, and versatile. If you want to have potatoes ready in just a few minutes, consider canning them.

Peeling potatoes can be time-consuming and tiresome, particularly when preparing a meal for a large family. The solution to this problem may be simpler than you think. Discover how canning potatoes can streamline your daily cooking, ensuring potatoes are always ready when you need them.

A shortcut to quick potato dinners

Cooking daily meals often involves preparing a lot of potatoes at once. Traditional dishes like pancakes, dumplings and purees are well-loved, but can be time-consuming when making them for a large family. Is there a way to make this easier? Certainly, the jar trick can be your secret weapon in the kitchen, paving the way for quick and efficient cooking.

Canned potatoes - A solution for busy individuals

The underlying question might be: why go through the effort to can potatoes? The answer is simple — it's a technique to save time and ensure you always have ready ingredients for potato dishes on hand. With this method, you'll eliminate the daily chore of potato peeling and also prepare ready portions for several days in advance.

How to can potatoes?

You might be wondering how to can potatoes. It's actually easier than it may seem. All you need is a large pot, several jars, and a readiness to get started. Here's a step-by-step guide:

  1. Peel and chop the potatoes. Then soak them for 20 minutes in cold salted water.
  2. Next, place them in the jars, filling with cold water up to 3/4 of the jar's height.
  3. Boil for 1.5 hours from when the water starts to bubble.

Be sure to use clean, dry jars, and maintain proper hygiene throughout the process. Check the sealed jars by pressing the lids - a click signals the need for further tightening and a repetition of the canning process.

Canning potatoes is a straightforward and efficient way to optimize your time in the kitchen. Thanks to this handy trick, you can keep prepared potatoes on hand, ready to be heated up for a tasty and satisfying meal.

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