To eat these potatoes?

(24 Posts)
WallToWallBastards Tue 05-Apr-16 20:59:53

There may be a tiny little bit of mouldy stuff on the sprouty bits but they're not soft or green inside. Can I eat them? Will I die horribly?

WorraLiberty Tue 05-Apr-16 21:05:21

Meh! That's what normal potatoes looked like when I was growing up grin

My Dad used to buy a huge sack from the local farm and by the time you got midway through, they all looked like that.

Eat them.

mrsjskelton Tue 05-Apr-16 21:06:24

My potatoes always look like this!!

winchester1 Tue 05-Apr-16 21:07:43

We grow our own potatoes and they look fine to me.

But maybe think a bit more about where to store them next time.

londonrach Tue 05-Apr-16 21:07:53

Thats what potatoes look like! If green, soft throw them

Squiff85 Tue 05-Apr-16 21:08:36

Thats normal to me!

WallToWallBastards Tue 05-Apr-16 21:09:39

I thought so! My grandad does not believe in use by dates or binning anything so I'm sure I've eaten much worse than that. I always cut the sprouty bits out but had a wobble about the mould.

x2boys Tue 05-Apr-16 21:17:58

I do I. Just cut all the sprouty things off and don't tell dhgrin

WallToWallBastards Tue 05-Apr-16 21:24:40

It'll go lovely with my slightly out of date reduced salad and mayo that's been out of the fridge for a few days but hasn't killed me yet grin

x2boys Tue 05-Apr-16 21:32:49

It will dh doesn't know half of what he eats is slightly out of date he would be horrified grin

Jelliebabe1 Tue 05-Apr-16 21:44:15

Yep eat them! There was a potato advert recently that said "you don't have to throw me outty even if I go sprouty!". Lol I think it was from love food hate waste.

gingerboy1912 Tue 05-Apr-16 21:46:49

Yep that's what my spuds look like most of the time.

FirstWeTakeManhattan Wed 06-Apr-16 00:29:58

This week, we've eaten soft potatoes with 10 inch stalks on them that were harvested about 6 months ago.

I won't eat green ones, but otherwise not very fussy!

DiscoDancer Wed 06-Apr-16 00:37:12

Why shouldn't you eat green potatoes? might have cooked some on Sunday because I couldn't be arsed to nip to the shops shock

FirstWeTakeManhattan Wed 06-Apr-16 01:03:53

Don't worry Disco, you'll be fine. I often chop off the green bits, but not all. You'd know by now if they'd disagreed with you grin

acasualobserver Wed 06-Apr-16 07:04:06

Why shouldn't you eat green potatoes?

The green parts are poisonous. I believe, in sufficient quantities, they could, theoretically, kill you. However, a vigorous peeling is usually enough to put you out of danger.

winchester1 Wed 06-Apr-16 20:38:41

You have to eat quite a lot of green bits for it to be a problem though.

LadyintheRadiator Wed 06-Apr-16 20:41:52

I'm not precious about use by dates or anything and I'd eat them but sprouty things make me cringe. It's like time lapse photography I feel sick at the idea of stuff growing hmm so I'd probably cry while hacking away at them but eat them anyway [weirdo]

Candypops14 Wed 06-Apr-16 21:52:26

I can't even touch a sprouty potato shock

scribblegirl Wed 06-Apr-16 21:55:38

I think green potatoes are kind of like daddy long legses - poisonous, but you'd need so much/many to overwhelm a human that it's practically negligible wink

DiscoDancer Wed 06-Apr-16 23:32:08

Daddy long legs are poisonous? Since when?!?! shock

imwithspud Wed 06-Apr-16 23:33:56

I would eat them provided they're not squidgy. Once they become soft they're past it imo.

Canyouforgiveher Wed 06-Apr-16 23:36:32

normal looking potato. just peel it.

Does anyone know anyone at all - even someone's aunt's friend - who has been poisoned from eating green potatoes?

scribblegirl Thu 07-Apr-16 16:26:42

Sorry Disco - googled it just now and it appears to be a myth. False alarm!!

www.snopes.com/critters/wild/longlegs.asp

(sorry all)

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