Air Out Fresh-Dug Potatoes

PRODUCE MAN Okay. New Crop Potatoes -- Idaho. Just about all 50 states have almost started harvesting all of their Russet Potatoes, and when Idaho starts, that's when you know the whole nation is digging up Potatoes.

And these are what I call Fresh-Dug Potatoes, and you need to know about Fresh-Dug Potatoes. When you open up this bag, yeah, you see a little bit of moisture in there. That is not from rot or anything like that. That is because they are still wet.

Here's what you do with New Crop Potatoes. You dig them -- they come out of dirt so you've gotta wash them -- and then they wash them. There's no time to store them to let them dry. They are dug; they are washed; they are put into the bag; and a lot of times there'll be little bit of moisture on them when they put them in the bag.

So here's what you need to do when you get them home. You need to open up that bag, and you need to let them air out -- completely air out. Get them dry. Then put them back in the bag, and then you can store them. If you don't do that, you're gonna go in your kitchen and smell something awful.

I'm Michael Marks, Your Produce Man.