Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Freezing Mashed Potatoes
Our grocer sometimes sells organic russet or red potatoes. This week they has russet on sale for $1.99/3 lb. bag.
Although the grocer gal checking me out, insisted that staff on the TV show The Chew, verified freezing mashed potatoes was not worth it (nor freezing any potato in any form). I am doing it anyway, and hope they are wrong.
Our home grown supply has dwindled to about nothing, so this is my last resort to stock up potatoes. Other than dehydrating, which I know works.
I followed the advice of a fellow blogger (Lazy J Bar C), and making the mashed potatoes into single servings, freezing them on baking sheets, then putting them into freezer zip bags.
I will let you know if all the work was worth it, when we thaw and heat them this coming winter. I have already gone down the path of freezing diced potatoes and it doesn't work out so well - potatoes thaw mushy. We did take them camping, and cooked them over the campfire, but I would prefer another way. We'll see what rating these get.