Potato Supplies

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Re: Potato Supplies

Post by Big Boy » Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:27 pm

JW wrote:Most of the year can get great potatoes from local markets. like most things they can be found.if prepared to look around :).
I agree 110%, which is why I was so shocked to see what was on sale a few days ago. Here's hoping it was a temporary glitch.
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Re: Potato Supplies

Post by musungu » Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:32 am

JW wrote:Most of the year can get great potatoes from local markets. like most things they can be found.if prepared to look around :).

But were they wet or dry - wet are totally useless for baking and roasting unless you prefer a soft oustide and wet inside potato ?
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Re: Potato Supplies

Post by Big Boy » Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:49 am

My wife never has a problem roasting Thai potatoes just the way we like them, but she is an incredible cook. Actually, I guess that should be potatoes bought in Thailand, because invariably there is a notice saying imported.
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Re: Potato Supplies

Post by Dannie Boy » Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:57 am

I've never had good results trying to roast potatoes in Thailand and yet everywhere else I have no problem, so I can only put it down to the potatoes as opposed to the cook!! As others have said, the potatoes have a higher water content that obviously doesn't agree with roasting, even though I par-boil them first, same as I always do.

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Post by PeteC » Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:50 am

When Makro first opened, the branch near Pattaya used to display and sort their spuds by country. :shock: true! The box would be labeled; Idaho, Maine, Ireland, Holland, Canada so on and so forth. If I recall correctly there were 10-12 countries and US States. Unfortunately the practice seems to have stopped....management change I guess. Pete :cheers:
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Post by Henry 14th » Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:02 pm

Dannie Boy wrote:I've never had good results trying to roast potatoes in Thailand and yet everywhere else I have no problem, so I can only put it down to the potatoes as opposed to the cook!! As others have said, the potatoes have a higher water content that obviously doesn't agree with roasting, even though I par-boil them first, same as I always do.
You could try par-boiling them letting the spuds cool on a rack.

This way as they cool moisture is released through the steam.

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Post by Big Boy » Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:37 pm

Dannie Boy wrote:I've never had good results trying to roast potatoes in Thailand.
Mrs BB manages the same excellent standards of roaster wherever,

On a brighter side, and back to the OP, we were at Makro again today, and the standard was almost back to their best. Thankfully, only a temporary glitch. :D
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Re: Potato Supplies

Post by JW » Mon Dec 12, 2016 4:19 pm

I use a convection oven (its a large glass bowl with a heating element in the top....its brilliant for roasting/warming up. I put a skewer through the middle, In foil for around 1hr at 175" . Often rub the spud in salty butter or olive oil.

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Re: Potato Supplies

Post by musungu » Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:36 pm

I have not come across a DRY potato this year from either Makro or a Market. All potatoes are wet and do not roast or bake in the oven at all well. A dry flowery potato is crisp on the outside and flowery inside.

If any of you recommending these wet potatoes can achieve the above then please - certainly in foil will not crisp to the required spec- tell us how you achieve it.
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Re: Potato Supplies

Post by Nereus » Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:23 pm

Going potatoes

http://www.bangkokpost.com/vdo/food-and ... g-potatoes

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Post by StevePIraq » Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:39 pm

Crisps not chips unless you are American.
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Re: Potato Supplies

Post by bsdk1960 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:21 pm

StevePIraq wrote:Crisps not chips unless you are American.
or Danish :shock:

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Re: Potato Supplies

Post by joelle » Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:11 am

StevePIraq wrote:
Crisps not chips unless you are American.

or french !! :cheers: :cheers: :wink:

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Re: Potato Supplies

Post by PET » Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:38 pm

I have found that the potatoes from Chang Mai - at main market off Phetkasim Rd are the best - called dirty potatioes.
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Re: Potato Supplies

Post by TunnelRats » Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:37 pm

PET the market you mentioned is it the one beside San Paulo Hospital?
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