Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Three Ways To Freeze Potatoes

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Last week a local grocery store had a one day only sale on potatoes. They were 10lbs. for $1.99.

I know right?

That is way cheap.

I only bought one bag.

We definitely eat our fair share of potatoes, but I was sure that we could not go through any more than that without them growing trees or something.

I hated not being able to stock up on these, I mean, seriously they were $0.20 a pound!

So in order to be able to take advantage of this kind of deal in the future, I decided to find out how, if even possible, to freeze potatoes.

Here are three ways that next time this deal rolls around, I will be making and freezing...

French Fries... of course, why that did not cross my mind at that moment, I have no idea. I found several sites that give detailed instructions, but Misplaced Recipes makes it easy.

Twice-Baked Potatoes.... Yes, please! I love bake potatoes and I really love twice-baked potatoes. Emily @ Joyful Abode shares great tips on baking and freezing twice-baked potatoes & potato skins.

Mashed Potatoes...Who knew you could freeze mashed potatoes? I guess I never really thought about it until last night when Jennifer @ Balancing Beauty and Bedlam's Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes post came through my feed on Facebook! A truly perfect recipe for sure!

Oh how I wish I would have snatched up at least a few of those 10 pound bags of potatoes, but alas I didn't. At least now I am prepared for any potato sale.

Linking to Raising Homemakers and Works For Me Wednesday.


  1. Oh thank you for the tips. I'm just starting to slowly learn about freezer cooking and I am excited to learn about all of the possibilities. That is an awesome sale on potatoes!

    1. I, too, am still learning about freezer cooking, learning what freezes well and what doesn't! Freezer cooking/baking is such a time saver and money saver. I am glad you found the post helpful!!

  2. Thank you for these ideas. I'm planning to plants lot of potatoes in the garden this year and these ideas will be great for using all those potatoes.

    1. Glad you found the ideas helpful. I still kick myself for not just picking up at least another bag..oh well, now I know! We are planning on planting potatoes in our garden too!

  3. I'm thinking you may be in my area; a local store here had that same one-day sale! I did buy 2 10 lb. bags of potatoes. I've been experimenting with making homemade frozen hash browns. I have both shredded & cubed hash browns in my freezer now. It's really pretty easy & much cheaper than Ore-Ida, or even store brand, frozen hash browns.



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