Potatoes

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Registered: 05-22-2001
Potatoes
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Fri, 04-20-2012 - 6:57pm

It irritates me when a recipe says "3 medium potatoes." Or whatever...but is there 'guidelines' for a medium potato? There's baby reds and baby yukon golds. Then there's the normal reds and yukons. Then there's russets and jumbo russets...the normal reds are smaller than the russets. So right there are 4 sizes. What is medium in all of that?

I tend to need things to be pretty exact when I try a recipe. Im nervous when the recipe is loosely written...like the 'medium' potato thing...

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Registered: 02-27-1999
Tue, 04-24-2012 - 11:22pm

Awww, thanks.

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Registered: 10-01-2002
Tue, 04-24-2012 - 1:50pm
She sure knows her stuff and the way she explains it is great...
I would get messed up with just putting it into words..
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iVillage Member
Registered: 05-17-2001
Mon, 04-23-2012 - 10:29pm
I agree completely, Karen is my kitchen gureau!! (Not sure about the spelling...lol.)

~Misty~


 


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Registered: 02-27-1999
Mon, 04-23-2012 - 4:33pm
Oh, you guys are making me blush! thanks for the kind words!
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Registered: 10-17-2000
Mon, 04-23-2012 - 3:24pm
And it is never as simple & boring as just having the answer...there are always extra facts, info & trivia added. Never a dull, incomplete answer from Karen!!


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Registered: 05-22-2001
Mon, 04-23-2012 - 1:44pm
I feel the same way! Thats why I come here bc I know she will have an answer or at least be able to point me in the right direction!

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Registered: 11-18-2008
Mon, 04-23-2012 - 11:42am
Karen, you never cease to amaze me with your knowledge!!
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Registered: 10-01-2002
Sat, 04-21-2012 - 6:46pm
It looks good to me ! How you explained it...
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iVillage Member
Registered: 05-22-2001
Fri, 04-20-2012 - 7:42pm
A can of something! That is perfect. Thank you! Now I know! And yes a 1 pound potato would be huge, lol!!

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Registered: 02-27-1999
Fri, 04-20-2012 - 7:36pm

WELL, what a question!

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