Not sweet potatoes. Potatoes that are sweet.
February 11, 2009 8:10 PM Subscribe
Is there anything palatable I can cook to use up potatoes that have turned sweet
while stored in the fridge
posted by Orinda to food & drink (12 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Last summer I bought a bagful of small, white potatoes at my local farmers' market and I stored them in the lower produce bin of my fridge (a mistake I won't make again). A few weeks ago I boiled and mashed some of them. Contrary to O9scar and Cook's Illustrated
, I found that the potatoes had a distinct sweet taste. The mash was edible but strange-tasting.
Is there any conventional (or unconventional) wisdom on how to use up potatoes that have turned sweet? They're in perfect shape otherwise, with no green skin, no sprouts, no rot. I hate to throw them out. So far my best guesses are that they might be suitable for making needhams
but then again, the presumably low starch content of the potatoes (whose starch has partially converted to sugar) might make them unsuitable even for those uses.