Kitchen Tip Tuesdays: Tip for scubbing lots of tiny potatoes

Kitchen Tip Tuesdays

My brother gave us two banana boxes full of beautiful red potatoes from his garden this fall. They are delicious! I am enjoying having fresh potatoes. :)

Recently, I gathered the smallest ones for Turkey Sausage and Kale Soup. It's fun to use tiny potatoes in soup and have them whole or just halved (not peeled). So pretty!

I brought my bowl of tiny potatoes into the kitchen and ran cold water over them to soak off some of the dirt. You know how dirty garden-fresh potatoes are, right? :)

Scrubbing small potatoes

After soaking them a while, it was time to scrub them. Normally my hands cramp up when scrubbing lots of tiny potatoes, so I came up with an alternative method that worked great.

Put the potatoes in a bowl with just enough water to cover them. Use a scrub brush to stir and scrub the potatoes in the bowl. Change the water as needed. Scrub and stir with the brush until potatoes are clean.

This took about 5 minutes for probably dozens of tiny potatoes! They were squeaky clean and made delicious soup. :)

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I love this idea! I would quickly run out of patients for scrubbing that many. My dad has a big garden and then grow red potatoes. I will share your tip with my mom. :)

Today I would like to share a tip for easily and neatly cutting homemade fudge. Thanks for sharing!

It looks like I forgot to include my link, sorry!

I love little potatoes like this too. I love putting them in stew. One year I grew potatoes on my balcony, and got a few large ones, and lots of marble sized ones. I put them in a beef stew, and it turned out great. I think those tiny potatoes were tastier than the full sized ones.

Are you doing Jessica's pantry challenge this year?

I love this tip! We grow or attempt to grow our own potatoes and most of them are this size. I will keep this in mind next fall :)

I do have a tip posted as well.

I love this idea! I'm going to keep it in mind for next fall when we dig ours. Somehow or the other, most of them are this size!
I posted a tip on my blog as well. An easy way to make pie dough, here's the link:
And if you get the same comment twice, I'm really sorry, my computer was screwing up a lot yesterday.

Hey Tammy!
Just saying a quick prayer and hoping you are all well.
Those flu maps are frightening, and you haven't been posting at all lately.
Probably overreacting, but a prayer won't hurt.

I just wanted to pop by and check in with you~are you all well? I know that winter is hard for you but am hoping that you are not writing because you've been busy and not because you have been battling sickness or anything like that.
Just know that you are being thought of and prayed for.

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