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Steala Thu 24-Dec-15 10:17:40

If I peel them tonight, won't they go grey? Any tips?

HemanOrSheRa Thu 24-Dec-15 10:19:25

Peel them and put them in a bowl of cold water. They should be fine.

Iwonderwhy123 Thu 24-Dec-15 10:21:03

Peel them and put in a bowl or saucepan of very cold water (I always add couple of ice cubes) and they should be fine.
Merry Christmas fsmile

Roussette Thu 24-Dec-15 10:39:04

Just done mine and I do this every year, into water, cool place .... counting counting until I reach 6 each fgrin

bookbook Thu 24-Dec-15 10:42:54

snap Rousette - I always count, then add a few more, they always go..... But yes, just make sure they are totally covered.
I do sprouts as well the same way - keeps them really crisp

Squishyeyeballs Thu 24-Dec-15 13:35:02

I have mine all peeled and ready to go in a pot of cold water fwink

VivaDevaVegas Thu 24-Dec-15 16:14:17

Trying to decide if I should prep veg today. I usually do it on the day.....

Steala Thu 24-Dec-15 16:32:21

Thank you all and merry Christmas!!!

Fannyupcrutch Thu 24-Dec-15 17:35:14

A trick I learned in a professional kitchen, it helps keep the spuds for 2-3 days if you add a slice of bread to the top of the water. And always rinse and replace with fresh water before cooking.

nooka Thu 24-Dec-15 17:54:29

I'm going to partly roast mine. I've a Mary Berry Christmas cookery book and it has lots of tips on pre-preparing. She says you can peel and parboil the day before too, but I'm going to peel, parboil and then roast for 30 mins, take out, pour most of the fat away and keep cool until Christmas Day and then do the last 30 mins after the roast comes out of the oven and is resting.

I've only done it once before (dh has done the meal the last few years) but it worked really well, lovely crispy potatoes.

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