How to Freeze Potatoes (7 Easy Steps)

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Can You Freeze Potatoes?

Quick Answer: Yes, you can definitely freeze potatoes. But using the wrong method can damage them and change the texture. Luckily, there's a simple way to avoid these problems so you can make the best potato soups and French fries from frozen spuds.

Directions for Freezing Potatoes

Step 1 - Clean and Dice the Potatoes

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First, scrub the potatoes clean. Whether you peel them or not us totally up to you, but it's possible to freeze both peeled and unpeeled potatoes.

If you're going to cut them up, go ahead and dice, shred, slice or cube them for soups, hash browns, French fries and any of your favorite potato recipes.

You can also leave them whole if you prefer. This is probably easier with smaller potatoes than with larger ones.

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Step 2 - Set Up a Blanching Station and an Ice Bath

Have you ever frozen raw potatoes and taken them out of the freezer to cook, only to find that they turned black inside? If you've wondered how to prevent this from happening, blanching is the key.

Grab a pot and fill it with water, then put it on the stove and set it to boil. This is going to be your blanching station.

Next, fill a large bowl with ice and water. It should be a good amount with plenty of ice, but you don't want it to be full all the way to the top because the potatoes will eventually be going into the ice water.

Potatoes boiling in a pot of water on the stove

 

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Anyone can slice and dice potatoes, but there are certain ways to make it faster and easier, saving you time and energy. Check out this video to learn more.

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