Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Pink Washes off

You know the pink that shows up on your potatoes after you cut or peel them?

It washes off.

I didn't know that!!  What is it?!  Why does it wash off?  In the past, I've always repeeled if that has happened.  Then yesteday, I diced the potatoes so small, there way no was I'd be able to fix it.  When I didn't use all the potatoes, I put the rest into a bowl of water. And voila! The water turned pink, so I drained it, filled it and drained it again.

No pink. Gross. What is that stuff?

If you stopped over at Passionate Critters yesterday to read my story, THANKS! I love the support and I hope you liked it. We're four short days to Christmas now and life--as expected--has had its ups and downs. The holidays create stress, but I've got my husband home to talk to and help make things better.

My prayers go out to all the families who are separated this Christmas.
With Love,


  1. Most likely the pink you're seeing is just a reaction potatoes have when the flesh is exposed to the air. There is a "pink rot" disease, but the flesh would be rather soft and there is a darkening of the skin. If your potatoes look OK and have a normal, firm flesh when when cut, they're fine. In both cases, the color shows up after about 15-30 minutes once the flesh is exposed, but I don't think the "pink rot" color will wash off.

    I've heard a little vinegar or lemon juice will help prevent this.

  2. Well, it's not rot, THANK GOODNESS! LOL


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