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.
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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.
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. I wouldn't suggest freezing them, but if you do, don't defrost them and try to heat it up.
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.
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.
I froze several gallon bags of peeled and chopped potatoes for hashbrowns. When I thawed them out they turned black. Should I throw them out or is there away to use them?
I had the same problem. Should have par cooked them before freezing. However, I cooked them and ate them. they tasted fine and looked terrible. I had read an article prior to cooking that they are safe to eat as long as they weren't sitting out overnight, or had any dairy products mixed in.
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 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 make a hash brown potato recipe that calls for Hellmans mayo in it. I have leftovers. Can I freeze the leftovers?
Can a baked stuffed potato be frozen successfully?
I froze sliced raw russet potatoes, and some of them turned reddish-purple, what happened and are they safe to eat?