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  1. Captain Redbeard profile image61
    Captain Redbeardposted 6 years ago

    I am making a pot roast for the first time today, I put a 3lbs roast in, then water and spices, celery, onion, carrots and potatos in that order. I got up a second ago to get a refill of my coffee and the potatos are spotted black!! It looks like mold to me or something but they were perfectly fine when I peeled and cut them up this morning. What is this? Is the whole roast bad?

    1. jcmayer777 profile image73
      jcmayer777posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Are you sure it's not the spices you added?

    2. Randy Godwin profile image92
      Randy Godwinposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Wait till the last minute to add the pot! smile

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    Emile Rposted 6 years ago

    Don't worry. Your roast is fine.

  3. stclairjack profile image83
    stclairjackposted 6 years ago

    the spices you add might impart a color to the potatos if touching,... stir it, smell it, taste it,....if it seems fine then its fine.

    its hard to screw this sorta thing up,.... chances are you'l be fine

    if the potatos were exposed to air, they will discolor,... water needs to completely cover them to avoid this.

  4. Captain Redbeard profile image61
    Captain Redbeardposted 6 years ago

    DUH, OK LOL I knew this one and paniced apparently. Potatos oxidised....*spelling

    Potatos are usually fried, baked or mashed in my home, rarely are they exposed to the air longer than 6 minutes from peeling to cooking for them to discolor.