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well i finally got around to doing something instead of sitting in the dark all the time--i's pressure canning 20 lbs. of redskin potatoes in wide mouth quart jars-makes 21 jars -I'm on the last batch now then i can rest for the nite -next ill be doing peaches and pears-still around just taking it slow--hugs to all fv
 

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Canning is something I've never learned to do. I have always liked the idea of it, just never been around someone that did it.. I am a hands on type of learner, so reading about how to has never helped me..
 

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I must save for a pressure canner. I have a water bath canner but I see more can be canned with a pressure canner.
 

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Can we see pics?

Did you can them whole or in chunks or mashed?

I spent the weekend cleaning out my canned food. I had all sorts that was 3 and 4 years old ( a couple of cans from 2004). Some of the stuff was arecipe I tried for the first time and just didn't like it.

I did 4 dishwasher loads of jars!, but now I am ready for the canning season.
 

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Of all the hundreds of quarts of food I've put up in my life time, I've never done potatoes. How do they taste?
Nothing prettier than a row of sparkling jars filled with good food for your family.
 

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would love to learn how to do that!

Way to go on all your hard work, the effort will have been well worth it!
 
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its on youtube-how to pressure can potatoes-only i put a teaspoon of bacon drippings and a half teaspoon of minced garlic--love garlic potatoes-and they taste great -next time i'll do new potatoes--got nectarines in the driers now then peaches--got to keep going -it takes mind off things--hmmm maybe i'll dry some watermelon too--hugs to all fv
 

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was just at the flea market outside of winchester va. and got 40 lbs red skin potatoes for 14.00 -you know i'll be canning next week if not tomorrow-- i never pass a good deal up-and i picked up another 2 dozen jars too-4.00 for all--hugs to all fv
 

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I canned pototoes last summer. I will do them again soon.

I chunk them up for the size I want for a pototo salad for example. Then I can use them in a salad, pan fry or mash them. I do not recommend mashing them to can. Your product would be too dense. You can also can small ones whole.
I only put water and pototoes in a jar to can. Nothing else.
I start with raw pototoes. Add boiling water. I do not pre cook them. The ones I tried that way were way too mushy.

Mashing to freeze them is fine.
 
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