You will need
- - a bowl of cold water;
- - plastic bag;
- - freezer.
Before you clean the potatoes, rinse it thoroughly. Remove the peel with a knife or potato peeler, simultaneously removing the eyes and the damaged area. If you treat the potatoes, remove as more as possible thin layer of skin or do not use root at all. The old tubers should be cleaned less delicately, removing not only the peel but the potato beneath it. Green potatoes is better to throw, it can be dangerous to health.
Clearing a potato, rinse it, and immediately put in cold water. Air potato immediately darkens and dries out, losing its taste.
If you do not plan to immediately cook the tubers can be left in water for 3-4 hours. Do not slice the potatoes is better done directly before cooking. In General, the tubers retain more valuable nutrients.
You need to keep vegetables longer? Place a container filled with water purified potato in the fridge. There the potatoes can be stored for a day or more. Before cooking rinse again extracted from the water tubers.
If you plan to cook mashed potatoes or soup, storage in water, the potatoes won't hurt. However, it can be hard boiled as in the process of cooking the tubers will crack and fall apart. To maintain their density, try another method of storage. Firmly tie the peeled potatoes in a plastic bag and place in the freezer refrigerator. As such, the tubers can be stored up to 24 hours. Do not defrost before cooking potatoes, immediately place it in boiling salted water. If the potatoes needed for the soup, pre-cut it into cubes.
Similarly, you can prepare the potatoes for roasting. Rinse the peeled potatoes to remove starch and prevent Browning. Cut the tubers into slices, wrap them with foil and place in the freezer. Before frying, heat the oil or fat and place in the pan frozen slices.