Ask Dr. Potato

With 794 posts, chances are there's already an answer to your question. Please try searching below before submitting a question to Dr. Potato. Use multiple words to help narrow down the results. For example, search for "potatoes" and "group" if looking for an answer on cooking potatoes for large groups.

Back To Dr. Potato Home

I Forgot about Peeled Potatoes in the Refrigerator for a Week. Are these Still Okay to Eat?

Q:

I peeled, diced, rinsed and refrigerated yellow potatoes, but unfortunately I forgot about them. One week later they still look fine, there's no odor or discoloring, just a little white on the edges. Can these potatoes be cooked and eaten? I want to make potato pancakes with them. 

A:

There is always a ‘could you’ and ‘should you’ set of answers to questions about food safety. It is possible, you may ask; could you use prepared potatoes that have been so prepared and refrigerated for a week? When it comes to food safety, it’s best not to speculate. Should you use any product that has expired or held beyond a reasonable period? No.

Ask Spuddy Image