It borders on obsession, I know. I’m loving Chow.com today. I always do. Chow is righteously cool.
Since I’m looking at helpful basics today, however, the ‘nagging question’ column in Chow seems like a logical stopping point. I was first looking at a fat-bastard plethora of potato skins recipes on Chow, and then stumbled into this helpful post… (back to the basics!)
Are Sprouted Potatoes Poisonous?
It’s important to distinguish between the potatoes themselves and the sprouts that grow on them.
Potato sprouts are considered toxic due to their potentially high concentration of glycoalkaloids, says Dr. Nora Olsen, an associate extension professor and potato specialist at the University of Idaho.