What is the duration of potato shelf life?

Check your spuds for soft spots, mold, places that look damaged from being dug up, or spots already looking primed to sprout. The only potatoes worth storing are free of these things. 

Potatoes need air. They exude water, thus sealing them makes them moist and moldy. Bags of potatoes may have mesh or air openings. It lets them breathe.

If the bag isn't sealed, you may keep potatoes in it, but if it's plastic, move them to a better vessel. A cardboard box with holes, basket, mesh bag, paper bag, or bamboo steamer—any well-ventilated container—is excellent.

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Your counter shouldn't include potatoes—they're not the nicest vegetables. Sunlight and fluorescent lighting strip chlorophyll from vegetables, turning them green, wrinkled, and rotting them. Potatoes prefer dark places like soil.

So, keep those spuds away from fire until cooked. They should not be stored on the fridge, near the stove, or beneath the sink. All these locations emit heat.

Besides darkness, potatoes like moisture. It's how they grow. Similar conditions in your pantry will encourage sprouting. Here, cool and dry is key. 45-50 degrees F is optimal; store potatoes in a pantry, cellar, or garage in winter.

After trying scrambled egg muffins at a nearby restaurant, I made this morning egg muffin recipe my husband likes better. Pretty, hearty, and enjoyable to serve.

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