Cooked potatoes work best for freezing. Fresh potatoes can be frozen but the texture is often altered. Potatoes are often frozen in the form of french fries, shredded potatoes and diced potatoes. This is a guide about freezing potatoes.
Cooked potatoes make the best candidates for freezing. Raw potatoes can be frozen with mixed results, but may develop a watery or grainy texture during freezing. If freezing casseroles or dishes containing unbaked potatoes, it's best to omit them during freezing and add them in fresh later. Cooked potatoes are excellent candidates for freezing and reheating.
I accidentally put a 5lb bag of potatoes in the freezer about a week ago and just realized it today are they still good?
Freezing fried foods can be dangerous from what I have been told. The oil or grease can turn rancid and make you sick. Mashed potatoes can be safely frozen as long as they are sealed in an airtight container.
I wash my potatoes and wrap each potato in a paper towel while it is still wet. Then wrap them together in a dish towel and microwave for 7-10 minutes for 2 potatoes. It works perfect, may need to adjust for your microwave and the size of the potatoes but it's easy, especially for the two of us.
How do I freeze fresh potatoes?
By Meese from Ashville, PA
It's obvious that they can be frozen, in your supermarket, but I am wondering too, so do what I am gonna do, search online. :)
Did I lose my post, don't see it, hmmm. I had said that it is obvious that they can be frozen without problems., freezer section in your supermarket, but I want to know too, so I am gonna search on the internet.
You have to have a flash freezer to freeze things like the supermarkets, or ice cream stores, do. A home freezer freezes too slowly.
When I bake my potatoes, I always make extra to freeze. I scrub them well and dry; pierce them and wrap in tightly in foil. Any leftovers are cooled in the foil, then bagged in a freezer bag.
I have a glass Pyrex dish of patrician potatoes leftover from Thanksgiving. It contains sour cream and cream cheese. Can I freeze this dish? I have unsuccessfully frozen mashed potatoes in the past. The dish is prepared, but has not been baked yet. Thank you.
By Mary E
No, the sour cream and cream cheese will seperate.
You are so WRONG. I have not cooked mashed potatoes for Christmas, Thansgiving or any other holiday in years. Sour cream, cream cheese and butter DO NOT separate. I keep twice baked potatoes in the freezer all the time with this recipe for when unexpected company drops by or I am not in the mood to fix potatoes.
Can I freeze roasted potatoes, or is it best to freeze the potatoes at the parboiled stage of the proceedings?
By TG from Berkshire, UK
I have never had good luck freezing a cooked potato. The water forms ice crystals in the cell of the potato and busts the cell wall. When you defrost you get a lot of water and a lump of starch. Even mashed potatoes loose a lot of water when thawed and the texture is strange. I have tried to use a mixer to put everything back together but it doesn't taste the same.
You might try putting the parboiled potatoes on a cookie sheet with a bit of space between each potato. Place in freezer. After they are frozen, put them into large freezer bags or use a "sealing" machine if you have one, to take the air out of bag. I've done this with raw tomatoes with pretty good success.
This is a guide about freezing sweet potatoes. You can shop of sweet potatoes when they are in season at the farmer's market or on sale at the super market. Now that you have a good number of this tasty tuberous root crop, consider freezing some for later use.
Can I freeze white baked potatoes?
Absolutely! They even sell them precooked and frozen!
You can even dress them up before you freeze them to save time at din din!
Just split them and add your chives or broccoli, cheese, etc...let it cool, wrap it up in plastic wrap... freeze... then ready, just pop it all in the microwave, nuke it a few minutes....they all vary. Add your sour cream, and viola'!
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How do I freeze uncooked potatoes? I have a huge surplus of potatoes and would like to know if and how to freeze them.
I myself have not done this but a friend of mine will freeze home made hashbrowns and raw fry type every year. The biggest thing was to cook them a bit not until all the way done, but still firm. If you don't cook them, they will turn black-brown in color.
I made them for a party and have a lot left over. Can I freeze them?
First that sounds really interesting, how do you make them?
Second, cut potatoes do not freeze well at all. Mashed a little better, still not great but if you add a bunch of milk when you reheat you can probably get away with it.
How can I freeze fresh/raw potatoes?
Why freeze them? they will last a long time in a cool place.
I was wondering if it is possible to freeze potatoes. Do you have to parboil them, or do any other prep to freeze? I have potatoes that we will not be able to eat before they go bad. I would like to dice them and put them in freezer but need to know how I should go about doing this. Any advice, suggestions, etc. would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!
I peel and cut potatoes into chip lengths, place in a colander and rinse quickly in cold water and dry well on paper towel. I then blanch potato chips in really hot vegetable oil until tender not brown, drain well and cool quickly in the fridge (not freezer as this takes a lot of the moisture out of the potato and makes them sloppy/mushy) on a tray with greaseproof paper underneath. Once cool I then place desired amounts into freezer bags or a container depending on how many I make. Just make sure you remove all of the air from your freezer bag before freezing. Enjoy
I boil potatoes with the skin on, (right after I clean them) let them cool down, and then wrap in saran wrap, place in plastic freezer bag and freeze. When you need them for baked pots, leave the saran wrap on, put a small hole in it, and give them about 6 minutes in the microwave. Heat longer if you like. They taste just like they were baked in the over for an hour or longer. Enjoy
I have only experience freezing mashed potatoes. I add butter or margarine and milk as usual and about 2 heaping tbs. of sour cream. I find the sour cream is the secret, you can;t tell the difference between these and freshly mashed potatoes. I hope this helps.
I just had mashed potatoes that I had frozen from Thanksgiving and they were fine. I put them in the oven with a meatloaf and heated them at the same time. I also microwave them after freezing and results were the same. I did thaw them completely in the fridge before heating.
I make twice-baked potatoes (scoop out baked potatoes and mix with milk, butter, cheese, etc). I bake them, then wrap each half for freezing. I have not seen much difference in the frozen and fresh prepared. After all, there are frozen twice baked in the grocery store. I do think that reheating them after frozen works best in a hot oven, rather than microwave.
I have frozen my potatoes every year for the past 6 years. The new potatoes work the best. All you have to do is slightly scrub the peel off and then pre boil them until they are almost done. Still firm but not yet done. Then you drain them and lay them out on a dish towel to cool. After they are cool just bag them in zip-locks and throw them in the freezer! To cook them just put them in a pot with water and finish them. You can also cook them in cream and onions at this point instead of water. They taste like they are fresh from the garden!
Try freezing mashed potatoes, then when you need them again making potato patties (usually a breakfast food) or to make potato soup. Why waste good mashed potatoes just cause you won't eat all of them right now.