To be able to obtain potatoes from a potato plant, the player must first equip any sort of cutting tool (e.g. a pocket knife); cutting the plant with the equipped tool will yield up to three potatoes.
When eaten raw, the player will get sick and may start vomiting, which causes the player to lose roughly 75% of the calories and fluids previously gained. Potatoes can be placed over any type of fire to cook. It takes approximately one minute (60 seconds) to cook thoroughly.