Experiment: Freezing Potatoes
Updated: Aug 26, 2020
Awhile back, I had a few potatoes I wasn't going to eat and with these strange uncertain times I thought I'll try to freeze them.
I Googled it and found this website: goodcheapeats.com .
It had some really good tips in it about freezzing potato -- for example,
"Potatoes mixed with a hearty portion of fat, like cream, sour cream, cheese, or cream cheese, freeze very well. There’s something about the combination of cooked potato with these creamy elements that helps them retain a nice texture after freezing"
Tip: You want to cook your potatoes before you freeze them and add fat -- butter, sour cream, cheese, etc.
I experimented with a few potatoes and a sweet potato. I just cooked them in the microwave like I normally would, but I added more butter than normal.
When they came out of the microwave, I cut them open and added more butter.
I tried to let them cool a little bit. Then I just put them in Ziploc bags and into the freezer. Obviously I didn't wait too long because they are still steamy. Haha! :)
Would it work?
~1 month Later...
This is what they look like coming out of the freezer -- rock solid with ice in the bag.
I just microwaved it for 3-4 minutes from being rock solid and then it became nice & soft and tasted pretty much like if I hadn't frozen it. I made a Buffalo Chicken Cheesy Potato - photo below & check out that post!
I haven't tried to unfreeze the sweet potato yet. I'll write a post when I do!
Experimental Conclusions: You can freeze potatoes! And they taste pretty much like they are fresh.
Here's the goodcheapeats.com link for more info:
Give it a try! We are good at this!
This is after I took a taste test of it -- before I made the Buffalo Chicken Cheesy Potato. Haha!