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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 buy potatoes when they are on sale. Then I boil them, mash them, and seal them in serving size containers and put them in the freezer. It's so nice to be able to just take out as much as I need and microwave it. Beats eating instant mashed potatoes!
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.
Some cooks rinse the potatoes in water and vinegar, then blanch prior to freezing. These steps will help keep the potatoes from turning black when frozen. This is a guide about freezing uncooked potatoes.
Freezing your crop of red potatoes involves a few steps but the harvest can be enjoyed for months once you have prepared the potatoes and frozen them. This is a guide about freezing red potatoes.
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.
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Do potatoes cooked in a casserole freeze well?
It has been my experience that potato dishes and soups dont freeze well. They end up with a grainy texture.
When I make stews with huge chunks of potatoes, that seems to heat back up nicely. Not so much with mashed.
There are a few things that don't freeze well, and potatoes are one of them. It seems that they hold water and when you freeze them it changes the texture in the potatoes. I wouldn't suggest freezing them, but if you do, don't defrost them and try to heat it up. Leave them frozen and put this in a pan on the stove and slowly heat them up. This works well, but still the potatoes don't taste the same.
How do I freeze fresh potatoes?
By MEESE from Ashville, PA
My advice is, you don't. The texture is ruined.
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.
Peel, soak in water to remove the starch, then slice or cube, dry on paper towel or dish towel. Heat cooking oil just to cover the potatoes and blanch in small portions, cool and store small portions in plastic bags or airtight containers.
Use chip white if you want to freeze them
The ones in the freezer section at the supermarket are flash frozen, something you can't do at home, yet
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
I learned that after freezing the mashed potatoes to re-heat them in the oven, stirring them potatoes once or twice (depends on the size of the dish) to keep the content smooth. Worked like a charm. Now if I could only remember to turn my head when I open the oven door then my glasses wouldn't fog over.
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
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.
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, broccoli, cheese, etc. Let it cool, wrap it up in plastic wrap and freeze. To prepare, just pop it all in the microwave, nuke it a few minutes, time will vary depending on size. Add your sour cream, and viola!
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.
I have just found cold cooked spuds in the fridge. It looks like I'm going to have to throw them out as they have furry specs on them. Could I have frozen them? Thanks!:)
Throw out those potatoes. Those furry specs are not supposed to be there. Potatoes don't freeze well, in general.
I froze sliced raw russet potatoes, and some of them turned reddish-purple, what happened and are they safe to eat?
How do I freeze whole cooked potatoes?
What is the best process for freezing bagged, peeled, and chopped potatoes?
I want to know how to use ascorbic acid in freezing potatoes.
Do I put any thing on potatoes when I freeze them?
After freezing potatoes, they get yellow. What can I do to keep them white?
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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.
By CEIL ACHS
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.