Is It OK to Eat Sprouted Potatoes?

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Is It OK to Eat Sprouted Potatoes? - Food Network

Here’s how to handle potatoes with "eyes."


The short answer is yes. Potatoes that have sprouted are still OK to eat, but only once you’ve removed the sprouts. Here's a guide on how to remove them, how to properly store potatoes and when it’s not alright to eat them.

Why do potatoes sprout?

Potatoes don’t need dirt — sometimes storage conditions inspire your spuds to start sprouting far from the ground! All they need is darkness and moisture — making your kitchen or pantry an ideal place to start growing "eyes." But these extra appendages don’t mean you have to trash your taters — if they are still firm when you squeeze them, the potatoes can be eaten — once you’ve removed the sprouts and cooked the potatoes.
 
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