Ask Dr. Potato

With 929 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

Q&A: Eyes of the Potatoes

My Grandmother told me that they eyes of the potatoes are poisonous and I shouldn’t eat them, is this true?
The answer to this question is short and very!  The eyes of the potatoes  are just the roots growing out of the potato and they are completely harmless. I went online and found a fun clip from the Rachel Ray show where she discussing what she learned from the Idaho Potato Board on this topic.  You might find this video fun and educational.