270. How to Choose Potatoes

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A Shilling Cookery for the People

By Alexis Soyer

Published 1854

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Observe, as a general rule, that the smaller the eye, the better the potato, as when they are too full in the eye they are either of an inferior quality, or are running to seed. To ascertain if they are sound, nip a piece from the thickest end with your finger nail; if good, the inside will either be of a white, yellow, or reddish hue, according to the sort and quality; if, on the contrary, the