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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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 have some potatoes that I have boiled then frozen. Do I have to reheat them or can they be eaten straight away after defrosting. I am looking to make potato salad with them or something similar.
I think they would be better cooked. The texture may not be firm like it should be for potato salad
As a general rule, boiled/frozen potatoes do not do well except in stews, soups or maybe casseroles.
Here is a clip from one site:
"To use these potatoes, don't thaw them, but boil them in water for 10 to 15 minutes or until tender. Don't overcook them. Use these potatoes in stews, soups, salads and casseroles."
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I'd boil or cook them again before ingesting. The texture will have changes massively with a boil/thaw.
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!:)
I froze some mashed potatoes after i realized I proably wasn't going to eat them anytime soon (shortly after making them) and when I defrosted them to eat, they were just fine
the freezer can sometimes mush food up, so they might come out mushy or whatnot, which is why as mash it was a good thing to do
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?
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 page 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 page about freezing red potatoes.
This is a page 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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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.