If I leave them out, they begin to grow or rot. I have read it isn't advisable to keep them in the fridge, but why is this? Photo courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net and Simon Howden
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Thanks for your answer Sue.
The potatoes here are good but as you say can be expensive. I think I pay between R$4.50-5.50 a kilo. I have never heard of using the bananas. I have some green ones on a plant in the back so will give it a try. Thanks for the tip.
Yes, green plantains are an excellent alternative to tubers. They have a good creamy texture, great for soups. Once they are yellow and have too much sugar, they don't cook the same way, though some have a taste for it.
I will have to buy fewer. With just two of us, we don't get through many however my house is normally in the mid to high 80's and often quite humid. Maybe that is why rice is eaten widely here. It is easier to store. Thanks for your explanation Abby
My kitchen is way above 45°F. I do tend to buy in small quantities though. Thank you for explaining the advantages and disadvantages.of keeping them in and outside the fridge.
Baby potatoes are wonderful.
I think buying little and often is probably the best idea. Often our local shops only get a delivery once a week and it isn't always on the same day. The best bet is flexibility with menu planning. Thanks for your answer.
I tend to keep mine in the fridge as I am in the tropics and it is always warm and humid, exactly what you don't want to keep them fresh.
Thanks for your answer.