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Old 10-13-2010, 01:39 PM   #11
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You can freeze potatoes, but the trick is to only blanch them. I would get 50 pounds at once for a meals for the homeless group I volunteered for and a friend and I would spend a day getting them ready.

- peel and cut the potatoes into about 1 inch cubes
- drop them into boiling salted water for about three minutes
- take them out and immediately shock them in ice water for another three minutes or until cold
- dry thoroughly on towels (or paper towels)
- place on trays and freeze for about an hour and then bag in the amounts you want.
- When ready to use, drop them into salted boiling water again until done as desired.
- At this point they can be mashed or served as is.

This is a tried and true method. Hope it helps!
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Old 10-13-2010, 01:48 PM   #12
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You can freeze potatoes, but the trick is to only blanch them. I would get 50 pounds at once for a meals for the homeless group I volunteered for and a friend and I would spend a day getting them ready.

- peel and cut the potatoes into about 1 inch cubes
- drop them into boiling salted water for about three minutes
- take them out and immediately shock them in ice water for another three minutes or until cold
- dry thoroughly on towels (or paper towels)
- place on trays and freeze for about an hour and then bag in the amounts you want.
- When ready to use, drop them into salted boiling water again until done as desired.
- At this point they can be mashed or served as is.

This is a tried and true method. Hope it helps!
WOW......that's really great information LP. I also help cook for the needy........can't wait to share your tip. Thank you.
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Old 10-14-2010, 10:28 AM   #13
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Just buy what you need, they are a dime a dozen! I've tried everything for freezing potatoes and nothing pleases me. They are useless to use after defrosting and ruin your good dinner! You can buy potatoes one at a time if you like!
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