Frozen Potato Experiment

Going off directions from another blogger, my husband and I attempted to freeze raw potatoes. Here are the results of our Frozen Potato Experiment.

Our potatoes were un-pealed and shredded hash brown style, instead of cubed. Now we didn’t freeze completely raw potatoes, they were par boiled. Once they were par boiled, we spread them out on cookie sheets and freeze them, per the directions.

We love making breakfast scrambles, and thought this would be a frugal way to get potatoes for breakfast. That may sound silly, but we don’t buy potatoes often because we don’t eat them very often. Hence wanting to stock up and have them on hand in the freezer.

We treated a bag the same way we would a bag of the Simply Potatoes ® brand. We dumped them into a frying pan to make breakfast potatoes.

They turned into fried mashed potatoes!!!

At first, my husband was disappointed (actually, more than disappointed, there was swearing), but then I pointed out that we had mashed potatoes!!! We love mashed potatoes, but again, we don’t buy potatoes too often. I’m very happy that I have frozen potatoes that will turn into mashed potatoes whenever I want mashed potatoes.

There are some readers who will question why I just don’t go buy a few fresh potatoes for mashed potatoes. I like convenience foods. I really do. Keeping fresh potatoes around doesn’t work for my household. They usually go bad before they’re all used, especially if I get a bag of potatoes. And buying the smaller packs of baking potatoes isn’t fiscally smart in my opinion. At least in my local grocery stores, 2-4 large baking potatoes is the equivalent cost of a 10 lb. bag of potatoes.

Here’s a picture of the remaining three bags in my freezer:

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© Cori Large 21 August 2016

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9 Responses to Frozen Potato Experiment

  1. Candy says:

    I do this all the time and such a great time saver.

  2. So interesting! I’m a huge fan of hash browns so I’ll just stick to store bought options, but that’s nice to know about the mashed potatoes shortcut. Mashed potatoes are the ultimate comfort food, and it’s great you can make them straight from the freezer.

    • caendicott says:

      We’re sticking with the brand name ones for actual hashbrowns, but I am so happy to have mashed potatoes available without anything nasty in them, from my freezer.

  3. Valerie says:

    I’m with you. I don’t have much luck with frozen potatoes.

  4. Interesting! I think my parents have done this before. It’s good to know it’s possible to freeze them, and then have mashed potatoes!

  5. I guess I totally missed this. Seems neat. I love potatoes but I don’t buy them that often. I typically grab one or two if I’m making a crockpot pot roast.

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