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Old 01-18-2016, 12:18 PM   #1
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Help with my potatoes and onions

Hey everyone,

I have a bag of potatoes and a bag of onions that froze on me. Frozen solid right through.

Is there anything I can do with them so they don't just go to waste?

Thanks

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Old 01-18-2016, 12:35 PM   #2
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Help with my potatoes and onions

I think your onions should be fine. Freezing sort of "pre-cooks" them, they'll work in soups and stews and such. Not so sure about your potatoes. Sometimes freezing makes potatoes sort of sweet, though frozen twice-baked and mashed are sold in grocery stores, as are frozen hash browns and tater tots.
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Old 01-18-2016, 01:47 PM   #3
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I would take a couple of the potatoes and make a baked potato with one and a mashed potato with the other, to see how they come out. I've never tried it, so I can't say how they would be.

Dawg, frozen potato products are generally cooked, or at least blanched, before freezing, which changes the chemical structure. It would be interesting to know how these are different.
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True, GG. I agree with experimenting with the potatoes.
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Old 01-18-2016, 02:01 PM   #5
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Hey everyone,

I have a bag of potatoes and a bag of onions that froze on me. Frozen solid right through.

Is there anything I can do with them so they don't just go to waste?

Thanks
Kevin, are you talking about whole potatoes and whole onions? This California girl was trying to imagine that happening, and then I looked to see where you live.
I don't have a clue but I'm interested to hear the results.
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Old 01-18-2016, 02:57 PM   #6
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Kevin, are you talking about whole potatoes and whole onions? This California girl was trying to imagine that happening, and then I looked to see where you live.
I don't have a clue but I'm interested to hear the results.
Some people "up north" use the great outdoors as a freezer in the winter
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Some people "up north" use the great outdoors as a freezer in the winter

Hey, it works!
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Old 01-18-2016, 04:28 PM   #8
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Right, Dawg. We sometimes refer to our attached garage as our walk-in freezer.

Kevin, I suggest that if you want to try and save the potatoes, you do something right away. I had a pound of fingerlings in the trunk of our car when we drove back home from spending the holidays with our kids - Akron OH to central MA, with an overnight in PA. When I took the potatoes out of the bag the first full day we were home, I noticed that a couple of them were a bit spongy. Figured no big deal. But three days later, they were busy composting inside their skins, making all kinds of interesting bubbling and squeaking noises. I tossed them. Should have made Vodka instead.

Hopefully, after checking out their health using Got Garlic's suggestions, you'll find out they're usable. Then process them up and freeze. I don't know if mashed potatoes are freezable, but sliced, parboiled, and lightly oiled should work. Freeze them on a tray, then toss into a freezer bag. You can then use them for fried potatoes or baked scalloped down the road.
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Old 01-18-2016, 05:31 PM   #9
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Yes almost a 10 lb bag of onions and the last 3 pounds of potatoes in the bag.

I had them in the garage which had normally was OK but then we hit a cold snap and I have some solid veg.

I think sliced one today as a hashbrown put mozzarella and an over easy egg on top that was OK I think roasting them thaws and dries but in soup it may work to
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Old 01-18-2016, 06:03 PM   #10
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Mashed potatoes are freezable. To save work, sometimes I make meatloaf and mashed potatoes and separate them into three or four servings each, freezing all but one. To reheat, I just thaw, then wrap both the meatloaf and potatoes in non-stick foil, stick them in an oven and bake on 350 for about a half hour or so. I suppose I could put them frozen straight into the oven. They would just take a little longer to cook, is all.


The only thing I question is if the potatoes have been frozen once, will they still taste good after being mashed and frozen again?
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