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yes you can and to make them not turn brown or anything thing (like sliced apples) ex. just put them in water and add some sort of an acid like lemon juice; that will stop them from browning.

I agree with answer #1. A little lemon juice, Orange Juice, or anything acidic will keep apples, etc, from turning brown. This is a must when making guacamole salad which will turn dark very quickly. Tossing guacamole pieces in lemon juice first will keep the salad a beautiful green for a long time.


When preparing the fruit or veg for a dish you are busy with you can cover with plain water.

You can cover with slightly salted water or add something acidic to the water, if you will only be using the fruit or veg later. When adding apples to a savoury / spicy dish like curry I would use salt, although the salt won't go well with desert.


all of these are correct, but for sweet potatoes, among many things, i'd recommend using tartaric acid (cream of tartar) with water. it doesn't take much at all, it is cheap, and it won't alter your flavor like citric acid or salt will.

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Q: Can sweet potatoes be cut ahead of time or will they turn brown?
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Can red potatoes be cut ahead of time?

Yes, red potatoes can be cut ahead of time. They will need to be placed in water to keep them fresh.

Can mashed potatoes be made ahead of time?

Mashed potatoes reheat pretty well, even in the microwave, so it is possible to cook ahead of time.

When are sweet potatoes ready to dig up?

Sweet potatoes should be ready to harvest at the time of the first frost. They will store longer if you dig them right before frost is forecast. Most sweet potatoes are ready about 100 days after planting.

Can you cook boiled potatoes ahead of time?

If they are kept refrigerated after cooking, yes. This works best - by far - with peeled potatoes.

Can potatoes be peeled ahead of time?

Sure you can peel them ahead of time. Just make sure you cover them with water and refrigerated and used within a day.

How far ahead of time can potatoes be cut?

If they are left out in the air not very long. They turn brown pretty quick. However, you can cut them and store in a large bowl with water. This will keep the potatoes from oxidizing, just make sure they are completely covered.

Can zucchini be cut ahead of time or will they turn brown?


How long do cooked sweet potatoes last?

the best time to cook sweet potatoes would be for about half and hour to forty-five minutes, until slightly soft, on a medium heat.

Can you peel carrots ahead of time?

if you peel carrots and potatoes a couple of hours ahead, does ot remove any more nutrients than peeling at time of cooking?

When are sweet potatoes harvested?

they are harvested in the summer, around spring time, with the autumn incorporated somewhere in the winter

Can you cut red potatoes in half ahead of time and have them be fresh?

yes, u can keep them in a bowl cold water in the fridge for two or three days. if they're not in water they will dry out n turn brown fairly quickly.

How long do you boil a sweet potato?

Same as with potatoes. When you stick a fork in the sweet potato and it removes very easily, it's ready. Time depends on size.

How do you stop potatoes going brown?

After I have cut potatoes I will leave them in cool water till I'm ready to cook them. This keeps them from browning for a short time.

Can you freeze sweet potatoes without cooking or peeling?

This is a good option if you plan on keeping potatoes for an extended period of time. The result of freezing potatoes, however, may make the texture change in an undesirable way.

How do you prepare sweet potatoes?

Sweet potatoes can be grated raw into slaws and salads. They are delicious cooked whole. The skins of baked sweet potatoes become puffy and crisp, and the insides become sweet and soft. While baking is the most traditional way to cook sweet potatoes, there are many other ways to prepare them. When cooking whole sweet potatoes, pierce their skin several times with a fork and bake at 400 degrees for 40-50 minutes or until tender. Sauté sliced or diced sweet potatoes for about 10 minutes. Boil by adding 1-inch thick slices to a skillet with 2 inches of boiling water; cook for about 12 minutes. Steam 1-inch slices over simmering water. Microwave whole sweet potatoes for 5 to 8 minutes, rotating halfway through. Micro-bake whole sweet potatoes by microwaving for 4 minutes, then baking at 450 degrees for 5 to 10 minutes. Grill or broil 1-inch thick slices for 10 minutes or cut a sweet potato in half lengthwise and grill 20 to 25 minutes. There are many recipes dealing with sweet potato. Treat them as you would regular potatoes and bake. Peel, boil, and mash, or you can cook them as you would french fries. They take less time to cook and because of the extra natural sugars in them, they brown much faster than regular potatoes.

Do harvested sweet potatoes have to be cured for 10 days before eating or can they be eaten the same day they are dug?

They can be eaten the same day. If you are frying them, they will take longer to brown (just as white potatoes that are new). You can age them and they will brown faster. Aging is done by putting them in a cool, dry place and letting them sit. Potatoes will keep a very long time if you DO NOT wash them. That's why potatoes you buy in a store seem to rot quickly. Leave the dirt on them and if you can, keep them in a single layer in that cool, dry place.

Can fresh sweet potatoes be mailed to Italy?

It could if you have the money. If it fits it ships for a low flat rate at the postal office. But don't you think by the time it get there, it won't be sweet?

Will Sweet Brown ever have time for that?

man, an"t nobody got time for that question,i got broncitis

Can you cook sweet potatoes wrapped in foil in slow cooper?

Yes, you can cook sweet potatoes in the slow cooker, wrapped in foil. The length of time it will take for them to cook thoroughly will depend on the temperature in the cooker and the size of the potatoes. It's good to add a little butter in with each wrapped potato to add flavor.

When are sweet potatoes ripe to pick?

Sweet potatoes can be harvested from the time the leaves turn yellow till the plant dies. The longer they stay in the ground after the leaves turn the more nutrient rich they will be but must be picked once the plant dies to prevent rot.

Can you make mashed potatoes a day ahead of time?

You can, but they won't taste as good. You can cook the potatoes a day ahead and then heat them in the microwave and add hot milk or cream when you're ready to serve them. If you do this, I wouldn't mash them until they've been reheated. Yes you can when you use cream cheese & sour cream instead of milk. They are called Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes.....I use garlic powder instead of onion powder.

How early can you cut potatoes for mashed potatoes?

You can cut them several hours ahead of time. Just cover them with cold water and place in the fridge. If you put them in cold water they should be ok for a few hours.

Name 3 popular thanksgiving foods that were not on the menu in 1621?

Potatoes had not made their way into the American colonies in 1621, so neither mashed potatoes or sweet potatoes would have been on the menu. There would not have been any bread stuffing for the main dish, but they would likely have stuffed their birds with nuts and berries, which was the custom at the time. Finally, there would not have been any sweet corn at that time either.

How do you cook sweet potato?

A great way to cook them is to bake them. Bake sweet potatoes in their jackets. Wash, cut off the ends and bake in a preheated 400 degree F oven for 40 to 60 minutes (depending on the size of the potatoes and how firm you want them to be). Bake the potatoes on a baking sheet; the sugars in the potatoes can drip out and burn on the floor of your oven. OR Wrap peeled or unpeeled sweet potatoes loosely in plastic wrap (prick with a fork in a few places first) and microwave 10 to 15 minutes or until tender. (Use the Potato setting if your microwave has one.) ALSO TRY Boil or steam peeled or unpeeled sweet potatoes, either cut into chunks or not, until tender. The time will vary depending on the size of the potatoes or chunks - from 5 minutes for small chunks to 30 minutes for whole potatoes.

When was Ahead of Time created?

Ahead of Time was created in 1953.