Per pound, potatoes are one of the least expensive foods that you can buy.
If you only have a little bit of money to spend on food, potatoes will yield your family a lot of food for a little bit of money.
There are lots of varieties of potatoes available, but I usually buy russet potatoes, as they are the least expensive. I never spend more than .20 a pound for them ($2 for a 10 pound bag) and can sometimes get them for .10 a pound. Before Thanskgiving, I buy lots of potatoes, which is when they go on sale for .10 a pound. I store them in my pantry in the garage, where it is 55º for the next few months. Ideally they store at 45º, so if you have a place to keep them that is cooler, but above freezing, you can buy a lot when they go on sale and keep them on hand through the winter. A root cellar or an unheated basement can also work.
Before Thanksgiving, I buy 250-360 pounds (that's only $72 for 360 pounds!).
At .20 a pound, that's 5-6 times cheaper per pound than pasta or beans.
By early February, they are all eaten!
Here are the ways we like to eat potatoes:
|Au Gratin Potatoes|
More ways we eat potatoes:
German Potato Salad