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Old 08-10-2006, 12:45 AM   #11
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So Michael, are you saying that if I cut them in half when cooked and with skins on, then freeze they may be fine??

If so, that would be so great as we are trying to vary how we present the potatos to these elderly people. We all love mash but with 16 different meals it is not feasible. Or wise!
These particular clients voice their likes and dislikes very clearly.

I will try doing that...thanks!

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Old 08-10-2006, 12:45 PM   #12
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Oh, yeah, no need to stir pirogies. The mashed potato kind is my wife's favorite she can eat them everyday

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Old 08-10-2006, 09:09 PM   #13
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UGH! You brought back a memory for me, Pete! Many years ago, shortly after my father retired, he decided to try to help out the wicked step-monster by peeling pounds & pounds of potatoes for her one day. She (gourmet chef that she was) got home from work & had a big hairy fit because something would have to be done with them before they could be frozen or refrigerated. They would need to be cooked in some way. I think most of them got thrown away. I felt so bad for my Dad - he made such an effort. Obviously it made a big impression because I still remember that incident from so long ago. And the wicked step-monster? Couldn't cook worth a lick. Spatini spaghetti sauce anyone?
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Old 08-11-2006, 11:13 AM   #14
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Something like that, Lynan - boil and then slice in some way (sliced, halved, quartered, etc.) to eliminate the center being enclosed. Poking a few holes in them might also help. It sounds like the problem is the potatoes have a lot of moisture which is building up pressure when reheated. Theoretically, anything to alleviate the pressure problem should work.

But, I would try a couple of different ways with a few potatoes before packing up 50+ meals the next time!
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Old 08-12-2006, 05:37 PM   #15
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Make cream of potato soup and freeze it.
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Old 09-19-2007, 05:31 PM   #16
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One year when I had a lot of potatoes that had nicks, cuts etc in them, I peeled, sliced into french fries and par boiled . I had ready made fries all winter.

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