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Starchy or all-purpose potatoes are the best potatoes for mashing, although starchy potatoes break down better for creamier mashed potatoes. Russet is a good starchy potato, and Yukon Gold is a good all-purpose potato. Waxy potatoes do not mash well.


To make a potato clock, connect two potatoes to a low-voltage LED digital clock with copper wire, galvanized nails and alligator clips. This easy chemistry project demonstrates the concept of electrochemical cells, in which chemical energy is converted to electrical energy.


According to the Food Network, 1/3 to 1/2 pound of potatoes should be allocated per person when preparing mashed potatoes. When serving roasted potatoes, 2 1/2 pounds of potatoes should be allocated per person.


Twice-baked potatoes are made by first oven baking potatoes, then cutting them in half lengthwise, removing the flesh from the potatoes and mixing it with traditional potato toppings. The mixture is then placed back into the potato shells and baked again.


For the perfect potato salad, you should boil your potatoes for about 15 minutes in salted water or until they are just tender and easily pierced with a fork. Most important is to not overcook the potatoes, as this will yield mushy or mealy salad.


For an easy German potato salad, prepare 2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, 1/2 pound thick-cut bacon, 3/4 cup onion, 1/3 cup white vinegar and 1/4 cup sugar. You also need roughly 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard. Cook the bacon and onion before finally adding remaining ingredients, and serve it warm.


Making potato salad for a party of 80 requires at least 28 pounds of potatoes, which makes 40 pounds of finished salad. This amount is sufficient for a party with buffet-style service, and it allows for second helpings and extra people.


Making quick and easy potato wedges involves cutting cleaned potatoes lengthwise into sixths or eighths, mixing them with oil and baking in a single layer until golden brown. Cooking times depend on whether any precooking occurs, either in the form of parboiling or microwaving. Pan-frying is also an


Potatoes reproduce from the eyes that grow out of existing potatoes. A portion of the potato containing the eye is cut off and planted, then the eye produces a new plant and multiple potatoes.


To make an oven-baked potato, wash the potato, poke holes in it, and bake it at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. When washing the potato, use cold water and a stiff brush. Once it is washed thoroughly, let it dry on a paper towel.