“Boil ’em, mash ’em, stick ’em in a stew.”—Samwise Gamgee
Got a scabby potato? Don’t throw it out! Potato scab is a common, superficial russeting condition that appears as dark patches on the potato’s skin. But the blemish is purely cosmetic. Beneath the surface, these are tasty taters!
You’ve probably eaten scads of scabby potatoes and didn’t even know it. Commercially, they’re made into French fries and potato chips. For home use, they’re perfect for just about anything, including boiling, baking, and frying.
- Unsightly spud on the outside, yummy potato on the inside
- Awesome in a scabby, vaguely unattractive sort of way
- Not afraid to balk at society’s conventions of fetching good looks in a tuberous root vegetable