To store: To keep potatoes from sprouting, put an apple in the potato bag.
To reduce baking time: Drop the potatoes in boiling water for 10-15 minutes, remove; pierce with fork and bake as usual. You can also put the potatoes in the microwave for about 10 minutes prior to baking and get the same result.
To keep from budding: Put an apple in the bag in the refrigerator
To keep raw potatoes from turning brown: Place in cool bowl of water with lemon juice or vinegar – About 1 tablespoon for every cup of water.
To whiten cut potatoes that have already turned brown: Place them in a pan of milk at a bare simmer.