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When I use raw grated potatoes for hash.browns they start to turn dark how can I keep that from happening?  Also I use a lettuce spinner to get the.moisture out it works great

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Hi Bill,
I love your salad spinner idea, I have never thought of that. Potatoes have to be dry in order to make a good crispy hash brown. However, potatoes do oxidize,like apples, when they are left in the air after peeling. The only way to prevent the discoloring is to use them quickly after peeling, or leave them in a water bath until ready to use.
Lemon juice can stop the oxidation process on apples. I have never tried it with potatoes. My thought is that the potatoes would absorb the acidic flavor.
I hope this is helpful to you.
Happy Thanksgiving!
Sherrie  

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I am an avid foodie....Raised by a southern mother, I have a broad base of cooking knowledge. I am not afraid to tell you I do not have the answer. In the kitchen I am adventurous as well as a traditionalist.

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Life long, my mom taught me to cook as a very young child. I enjoy the art and it brings me peace to cook for family and friends.

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Taught by three generations of amazing cooks. My dads family is Irish, my mom is from the south, I have been cooking my whole life.

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