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We planted a row of red potatoes in our garden. I finished digging them up and prepared them for freezing. This is my first time freezing potatoes. I'm hoping to use them in several different recipes. Wish me luck.
This is the way I did it.
They are ready to freeze.
For dinner, I prepared my first package of frozen potatoes. I was roasting a chicken on the grill for 1 hour and 30 minutes so I prepared the frozen potatoes by adding some sauted onions, bacon bits, salt, pepper and grated cheese. I wrapped it in tin foil and placed it on the grill with the chicken for the last 30 minutes. I have never fixed potatoes on the grill like this but I thought I would give it a try. I didn't have a recipe to go by.
The texture was just like it was before I froze them. They were not quite as good as I expected them to be. To me, they tasted day old.
Maybe it would have been better to let them thaw first. I think they would have been better if I had added some butter, more salt and some garlic powder.
We ate them with the chicken and my husband said they were good.
I'm going to try preparing them different ways. I guess I expected them to taste better than store bought potatoes. Most home grown vegetables do taste better. I can't say they were better. They tasted the same to me.
Please let us know if they work for you. I have frozen them raw and they turned black. Good luck!!
I'll let you know how they do. I hope it helps to blanch before freezing. We eat a lot of potatoes so I will be using them soon.
You should know that ancient peruvians and even now, Peruvians use frozen potatoes in one of their traditional and delicious dishes called "caraplucra"