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I read recently that if you peel your potatoes, cover with water and keep in the fridge overnight, a lot of the starch will soak out of them and the water will turn white. Next morning, change the water and cook as usual.

 

I thought i'd really, really miss potatoes, but that's one craving that I don't get anymore...now if only the chocolate cravings would go away that easily. ;)

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I read recently that if you peel your potatoes, cover with water and keep in the fridge overnight, a lot of the starch will soak out of them and the water will turn white. Next morning, change the water and cook as usual.

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That doesn't seem to make sense. The skin has fiber so eating potato skins would seem to be lesser of 2 evils. Next, soaking the potatoes make them more water soluble and more likely to raise BS. You may loose a little of the starch but not much. Try it, remove potatoes from bowl but leave water, let it evoporate till dry and see how much starch is actually in the water.

I think baby potatoes of the waxy variety are your best bet.

Maybe you are up for an experiment. Try both and see where your BS goes.

Let us know, inquiring minds want to know:confused:

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I think baby potatoes of the waxy variety are your best bet

Thats what I try to use, the bonus is you seem to get a lot of potatos for the weight!

but From the glycemic index:

Potato, boiled in salted water, refrigerated, reheated (India)

GI 23;portion 150gm; carb 19.5gm; GL 4.5

compared with (from the same researchers)

Potato, boiled in salted water (India)

GI 76;portion 150gm; carb 19.5gm; GL14.8

 

So the cooling, and reheating seems to do something to the starch resulting in a far slower carb. Its certainly worth experimenting and seeing how it effects you

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The problem with refrigeration is having to wait!!!

Does make sense though. My guess would be that the salt dehydrates the potato and the so does the refrigeration so the starch is less soluble which agrees with my first assessment.

I used to eat spuds of all varieties but rarely now so we need someone who still craves them to do the test. Maybe a few people. Who's up for it?

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Personally, I eat a small potato every couple weeks with no trouble at all. Another way to satisfy the craving, without all the carbs, is to make some baked pot skins. Leave a little of the potato on them and bake them with French Provencial seasonings, or even some barbeque rub, and a little olive oil drizzled on top. But other than that...just figure a potato into your carb servings for the day.

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