Contemplating potatoes

Heart potato
I wouldn’t have the heart to peel this potato. Photo by cuorhome

I had to peel 1kg of potatoes earlier tonight because we’re preparing a stew for dinner tomorrow for the family.

It doesn’t take that long, but it does give you enough time to wonder about things as you take one potato at a time out of the bag that says it contains 1kg of potatoes.

Things such as, “How do they make it exactly 1kg of potatoes?”

And then wondering if they have a person at the potato packing plant putting potatoes in the bag and putting the bag on a scale and going, “Damn! 0.995kg! Can you swap this potato for a slightly larger one? Just a little bit larger ok? How much larger? Use your brains! Just give me one that looks 5g heavier than this one, dammit!”

And then wondering if the 1kg bag is really 1kg.

And then wondering where besides Mustafa I can get weighing scales at this hour.

7 thoughts on “Contemplating potatoes”

  1. There're several Cold Storage supermarkets that open 24 hrs, including the one at Holland V. I'm sure they'll gladly weigh them potatoes for you. No need to buy a scale for your whimsical potato questions, right?

  2. Hey, love how random your thoughts are!
    Another thing: if the recipe requires 1kg of potatoes, does it mean 1kg before peeling, or after peeling?
    cheers

  3. Hey, love how random your thoughts are!
    Another thing: if the recipe requires 1kg of potatoes, does it mean 1kg before peeling, or after peeling?
    cheers

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