How to Remove a Potato Wart

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Removing a potato wart won't take more than a few quick moments of your time. Remove a potato wart with help from a food host and private chef in this free video clip.

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Video Transcript

Hi, I'm chef Mariko. Today, I am going to show you how to remove a potato wart. Sometimes when you buy your potatoes they are going to have little spots on them. And sometimes when you've been storing your potatoes for a while you'll even see them start to grow some sprouts. What the potato wart is it's when the roots start to form from the potato itself. So if you were to plant that potato that's where it start to grow. But if you have warts on your potato they're still okay to eat. You just need to make sure to remove the warts first. You will want to get your potato and find the warts. On this one I see it has a really dark spot on it so I would want to remove that. Grab the potato firmly in your hand and then you'll want to get a vegetable peeler. Vegetable peelers usually have a little tip on them that makes it easy to remove the warts. So I grab the potato firmly in my hand and then I use the point of the peeler to dig in to the potato and carve a little circle around the wart. And that's it. Normally when you see potatoes that are sprouting or have a lot of warts you instantly think oh these potatoes aren't good. But they are still very edible. All you have to do is remove the wart. This is chef Mariko showing you how to remove a potato wart.


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