Hi all,

I am new here; so first of all, NICE TO MEET YOU!

I want to ask for potatoes storage; as the title said. I usually fry potatoes with the following steps ( I am sure these are good tips ).

  1. Cut potatoes into tiny stick vertically.
  2. Put them all in salted water for 10 minutes or around.
  3. Get them out and fry them.
  4. Put a little water into frying pan to make sure it's not raw and cooked faster than normal.

But how can I store them for the next morning? As I am working and busy alone, I rather cut them in the evening when I came back home from work and cooked them in the morning before going to work. : I cut and put them in salted water and I refrigerated them in a bowl. and when it's morning, they can't be eaten anymore.

Any tips/ help?
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    Why do you say they can't be eaten?
    – Escoce
    Commented Nov 17, 2015 at 12:55
  • I am guessing you don't like the looks or smell of the starchy water. Is that what it is?
    – Escoce
    Commented Nov 17, 2015 at 17:57
  • I mean for the looks of potatoes; how can I say - they seems thaw!? That's why I can't even cooked them; they seems dirty in the bowl >.< @Escoce
    – Nai
    Commented Nov 18, 2015 at 4:19
  • If they are potatoes, then they will keep in the water overnight.
    – Escoce
    Commented Nov 18, 2015 at 12:32
  • Yep, I guess becos they are potatoes; they can't keep in salted water overnight - - - which I did.
    – Nai
    Commented Nov 19, 2015 at 3:19

1 Answer 1


When I was in the navy, we used to store peeled and cut potatoes in a big plastic bin covered in water. They would be fine for a day or two.

In a home setting, I think putting them in a covered bowl with (unsalted) water overnight would probably work fine.

  • I do the same for advance prep of large amounts of potato. The important thing is the the water be un-salted so as not to throw off the osmotic balance in the potato cells.
    – logophobe
    Commented Nov 17, 2015 at 15:24
  • ahh! to in a covered bowl together with water which is unsalted? I will try it out. If it works, I will come back to tick urs as right answer :) Thank you! @Carmi
    – Nai
    Commented Nov 18, 2015 at 4:21
  • I thought you added lemon juice to it??? I was sure it wasn't salt.
    – Adrian Hum
    Commented Nov 18, 2015 at 11:48
  • I saw at other posts => that lemon juice works to store potatoes for overnight. Not sure right or wrong; I have never tested it.
    – Nai
    Commented Nov 19, 2015 at 4:46

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