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I have 2 queries, Having recently relocated to Costa del Sol from Scotland I am looking for info on 2 directly different items, firstly how do you keep potatoes fresh as all the potatoes seem to go soft and does anyone know of a company who can provide and fit tinted film to car windscreens?

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I have 2 queries, Having recently relocated to Costa del Sol from Scotland I am looking for info on 2 directly different items, firstly how do you keep potatoes fresh as all the potatoes seem to go soft and does anyone know of a company who can provide and fit tinted film to car windscreens?
I'm pretty sure it's illegal in Spain to have film on your windscreen or the front (driver/passenger) windows. As for Potatoes, we just go for the smaller bags. Not managed to make them last more than 3 to 4 days, but I havnt really shopped around for different varieties to see which ones last longer.

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Buy frozen chips, frozen roasties and frozen mash!
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Shop in the local markets rather than supermarkets and only buy for a few days at a time
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You can have tinted film but this must be fitted by an authorised company & once fitted will supply you with a technical report (fisca technica) stating this and that complies etc.
My car has it fitted & the report always in the glovebox, in your area I would ask anyone who has it fitted just where it was done.

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Can you be sure it is not contaminated with horsemeat?

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firstly how do you keep potatoes fresh as all the potatoes seem to go soft
The best way to store potatoes is in a dark, cool, dry place, they don't like warmth, light or humidity as it turns them green, soft or makes them sprout.

If you don't have a convenient cool, dark place to store them, I'd suggest keeping them in the fridge (cool and dark) or if that isn't practical, peel them and freeze them.

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You can have tinted film but this must be fitted by an authorised company & once fitted will supply you with a technical report (fisca technica) stating this and that complies etc.
My car has it fitted & the report always in the glovebox, in your area I would ask anyone who has it fitted just where it was done.
Thanks but I have not seen it in my area which is Manilva.

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Lidl red potatoes seem to last well; otherwise, you can cut them into chips, blanch them in boiling water, dry them and then freeze them. Once defrosted you can use the 'chips' for mash or chips. I have also successfully blanched peeled and halved potatoes and then roasted them from frozen although not as good as from fresh imo. If you can buy a vacuum machine which we have (from JML) you can vac pack potatoes of any kind and they will keep for months.
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Thankyou, that is very good advice.

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