Shrinkage is legit.
I’m talking about spuds, my beloved sweet potatoes, so get your mind out of the gutter, ya dirty birdie. Confession: I totally would have went there too. It’s in my nature to be naughty.
Skirting around my fifty shades of grey, I now know why a brand new bag of potato chips is only half full directly after opening it. Those suckers shrink when you cook them, and I don’t just mean a little bit. I’m talking Andre the Giant shriveling to the size of Willow in a matter of minutes, or really hours if you want to get all technical about it.