I love canning our fresh potatoes from our garden each year. We probably wind up with 200+ lbs. or more and I am in the kitchen for a week or 2 just canning potatoes, but I love it. Yes, I agree with smaller potatoes = mashed potatoes and bigger potatoes for salads.....and like you said they don't taste canned. Add some melted butter and@thefunnyfarm said:Hey guys have been canning potatoes 40 pounds actually. This was my first attempt at potatoes and have grown in wisdom. For any newbees here is some advice. don't blanch and cut bigger than you would normally use fresh. my normal cutting sizes and blanched batches turned mushy great if you want mashed potatoes though. for potatoe salads and frying no good go a size or two bigger. the long canning time cooks them and so it was soooo easy and quick to make a batch of potatoe salad in a jip. And you would never know they were canned. Also had a problem with my canner it would not build up pressure. looked at the seal and not dry and no cracks so I thought it was my new stoves (gas) flame or burner size. I found a hardware store that sold my seal and tomy saprise it wasmuch bigger than mine. so mine had shrunk and that was the problem. It was to loose.
Other than that I have been dreaming of this years garden and harvest so I can can lol. I wounder if there is a 12 step program for canning addicts. On second thought I would not go I have no problem, I can stop whenever I want to I just don't want to