Then I cut them up into little pieces and put them in a large bowl with salt water. Potatoes don't like fresh air. They turn a nasty brown in fresh air. Yup, I left the peels on. I figure, more nutrition.
Then I put them in the hot jars, with some boiling water and 1/4 t. salt, put on the lids and pressure canned them for 35 minutes at 12 lbs. pressure (pints). You MUST pressure can potatoes.
The lovely result is over 50 pints of potatoes, I figured the cost was less than $10.00. What can you do with canned potatoes?
Well, I created a little "veggie hash" recipe for breakfast when we went off eggs for awhile. I put in chopped potatoes, mushrooms, peppers, a little onion and if I have it, some chicken sausage. (I'd put spinach in if it wouldn't cause an all-out rebellion) Yum. And you can use the already cooked potatoes for potato salad, a stew or chicken pot pie-a family fav around here. You could even mash them up with a little butter and milk!
P.S. If you're wondering about my weird title for this post, go here..