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frozen HM roast potatoes

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • melanzanamelanzana Forumite
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    Hi, I put my frozen home made roasties in a dish with NO added oil, (todays roast dinner), tossed them around a bit, and there was a HUGE improvement!

    Much more crispy alright.

    Thanks everyone.
  • PablosmummyPablosmummy Forumite
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    ok I just want to double check this is right before I start.

    parboil potatoes
    rough up and toss in oil
    open freeze then bag
    cook from frozen with no extra oil added

    also how long do they take to cook on the day?
    I'm trying to be prepared but have this overwhelming fear of ruining dinner!!
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    I usually parboil the potatoes then start to roast them as normal but take them out about 20 mins before I normally would so that they are starting to crisp but are not too dark in colour, I then open freeze on a baking tray and when solid put them into bags.
    To reheat them put them on a baking tray still frozen with no added oil they have plenty from when they were first cooked and cook for about 20-25 mins at the normal temperature.
    They always come out great.
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    hmm tht would be quicker on christmas day I'll try your way thanks!
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  • Hello all,

    Just a quick question regarding making your own frozen roast potatoes. Bought a couple of bags of roosters today for this purpose as they were on offer so would I parboil then freeze or cook them in the oven for a bit and then freeze?

    Same goes for parsnips with the view to creating the honey roasted ones you can buy frozen.

    Thanks :-)
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  • I parboil, cover in the oil and then freeze on a tray and transfer to a bag... when needed I then pop them on a tray frozen and cook.


    Not done parsnips, but I think I'd cook them and then freeze on a tray and transfer to a bag. Cook from frozen.


    Hope this helps
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  • Thanks for replying, I will give this a go :)
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  • BigMummaFBigMummaF Forumite
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    I'm going to give this a go, as I'm spending a lot of time over wiv me muvva these days :o Her appetite is a bit hit & miss & I should really be more aware of my portion control :whistle: & this could be a workable solution to that age-old dilemma of "what's for dinner today?"

    Only problem I can see is having the space in the freezer to store & primarily, do the open freeze bit :think:
    I'm sure I'll think of something...

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  • SailorSamSailorSam Forumite
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    I've been looking at the potatoes growing out in the garden and thought of doing not just roasties but wedges and mash to fill the freezer.
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