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Would you toss them? [sprouting potatoes]

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I had some mash for dinner, made from slightly sprouted potatoes which admittedly weren't completely firm anymore, milk (expiration date March 15th) and butter (expiration date sometime in April), and I just got extremely sick.

Now, I'm wondering if the rest of the 2.5 kg bag of sprouted potatoes (I have about 1kg left uncooked) should be tossed and if you would dare eat the rest of the mash. Knowing that it could be something completely unrelated to the mash, I'm kind of wary...

Thanks for any advice!

Mods, feel free to move this to Food and Drink if you wish, I wasn't sure where to post.
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Old 06.03.2015, 00:11
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Re: Would you toss them?

I'd bin them. Might not be the potatoes, but for the cost of 1kg of potatoes, do you want to be ill again?
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Hi EFers

I had some mash for dinner, made from slightly sprouted potatoes which admittedly weren't completely firm anymore, milk (expiration date March 15th) and butter (expiration date sometime in April), and I just got extremely sick.

Now, I'm wondering if the rest of the 2.5 kg bag of sprouted potatoes (I have about 1kg left uncooked) should be tossed and if you would dare eat the rest of the mash. Knowing that it could be something completely unrelated to the mash, I'm kind of wary...

Thanks for any advice!

Mods, feel free to move this to Food and Drink if you wish, I wasn't sure where to post.
1. You really ought to learn som colloquial UK English, and words with alternative meanings.
2. Naah, they'll be fine. Had the same thing myself tonight and I'm fiiiiiiiiiiiiiii..............
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I'd bin them. Might not be the potatoes, but for the cost of 1kg of potatoes, do you want to be ill again?
Definitely not. Thanks!

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Re: Would you toss them?

Don't beat yourself over it, toss it, you'll feel better for it!
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Re: Would you toss them?

If the potatoes are/were green, then bin them.

Otherwise it was probably something else.
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Re: Would you toss them?

Sprouting potatoes shouldn't be a problem. If they had gone green they could be slightly suspect, though if any green areas on the surface are peeled off there shouldn't be any issue. I would be more inclined to consider what else you ate. I guess it wasn't just buttered mash
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If the potatoes are/were green, then bin them.

Otherwise it was probably something else.
They're not green but definitely softer than the potatoes one buys "fresh" at the store.

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Sprouting potatoes shouldn't be a problem. If they had gone green they could be slightly suspect. I would be more inclined to consider what else you ate. I guess it wasn't just buttered mash
No, nothing else. Mash and water. Breakfast was this morning around 8, the usual toast and jam and I was fine with that.
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Old 06.03.2015, 00:38
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They're not green but definitely softer than the potatoes one buys "fresh" at the store.



No, nothing else. Mash and water. Breakfast was this morning around 8, the usual toast and jam and I was fine with that.
How was the mash? If it was gummy/sticky then probably that was the cause for indigestion.

P.S. I would toss the potatoes and the milk, just in case. My peace of mind is worth a few francs, even if they're not the culprits.
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How was the mash? If it was gummy/sticky then probably that was the cause for indigestion.
It was normal, not gummy/stringy/waxy or anything out of the ordinary.
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