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How many cups in 1 pound of potatoes?

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September 15, 2012 3:03PM

A peck of potatoes weighs about 10 pounds, this is about 8 quarts or 16 pints US dry measure. so a cup which is a liquid measure is about 7/8 of a dry half pint, or about .27 pounds per cup of whole potatoes. The volume of potatoes can be reduced by chopping or grating them. So that 1 cup of potatoes weighs about 3/4 pound grated or about 1/2 pound chopped. So 1 lb of chopped potatoes is about 2 cups more or less, and 1 1/2 cups or so if grated. The type of potato will change these measurements a bit.