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    • moggins
    • By moggins 29th Mar 05, 9:45 PM
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    • #2
    • 29th Mar 05, 9:45 PM
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    • 29th Mar 05, 9:45 PM
    Every time I have tried to freeze raw potato they have turned black, you may have more success if you blanch them in boiling water first?
    Organised people are just too lazy to look for things

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  • BrokeBrokeBroke
    • #3
    • 29th Mar 05, 9:57 PM
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    • 29th Mar 05, 9:57 PM
    Good plan, I shall try that (as in put them in boiling water then quickly into cold water, or shall I try and part-boil them first- they maybe a bit hard to coat then)
    • Trow
    • By Trow 30th Mar 05, 5:20 AM
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    • 30th Mar 05, 5:20 AM
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    • 30th Mar 05, 5:20 AM
    If you are having a cooking day, you might be better off to spice them and cook them fully and then freeze them, to reheat when needing them. Cooked potatoes freeze ok.
  • jennyjo
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    • 30th Mar 05, 6:32 AM
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    • 30th Mar 05, 6:32 AM
    I agree potatos have to be cooked before freezing, even then they don't freeze very well, in soups for instance they go all mushy when you defrost and heat up

    not a newbie now: but still be gentle with me
    • skylight
    • By skylight 11th Sep 05, 1:49 PM
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    • 11th Sep 05, 1:49 PM
    Can I freeze Potatoes???
    • #6
    • 11th Sep 05, 1:49 PM
    Brought a massive bag for 39p reduced (sell by tomorrow),

    But can I freeze them to keep them? and if so, how? :confused:

    I assume I would peel them before freezing??? :confused:

    I plan on just chucking them straight into the slowcooker or boil them, so I also assume that defrosting them isn't going to be a problem????
    :confused:
    Please could you make sense of my assumptions and could someone actually tell me what I should do with them!!!!!!
  • Joto
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    • 11th Sep 05, 1:59 PM
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    • 11th Sep 05, 1:59 PM
    Hi My mother in law always par boils her potatoes and then freezes them at xmas. She then roasts them from frozen and they always taste ok. So I guess the answer to your question will be yes.
    • Bennifred
    • By Bennifred 11th Sep 05, 2:05 PM
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    • 11th Sep 05, 2:05 PM
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    • 11th Sep 05, 2:05 PM
    Also, in my experience potatoes will keep fresh quite a long time after the sell-by date, as long as they are kept in a cool, dark, airy place (e.g in a sack in the garage) . So you don't need to rush to freeze them all!
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    • skylight
    • By skylight 11th Sep 05, 2:12 PM
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    • 11th Sep 05, 2:12 PM
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    • 11th Sep 05, 2:12 PM
    Thanks!

    They are slightly damp now though..............

    My highly intelligent daughter put them in the sink when we were unpacking the shopping.


    Please don't ask me why though.
  • Penny-Pincher!!
    Hi

    If I make too many roasties (rare with my dd)-I have a bag in the freezer to stick them in (also do this with HM yorkies), then about every 4 weeks I have enough for a lazy roast and just heat in oven from frozen and they taste just like fresh You can also do this with mash-I normally get out of freezer in morning-then heat in microwave with a little milk to cream.

    So, if it were me, I would cook then freeze.

    PP
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    • foreverskint
    • By foreverskint 11th Sep 05, 3:56 PM
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    Or you could peel and chip them. Blanch in oil at about 150 in the fryer until soft but not coloured. Freeze when cold in portion sizes and then to serve fry from frozen ast 180 until crisp and golden.
    • Curry Queen
    • By Curry Queen 11th Sep 05, 5:17 PM
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    I know some people say you shouldn't keep spuds in the fridge for some reason, but I do, and unless you don't plan on using them all up within the next couple of weeks then stick them in the fridge and they'll be fine, no going off or sprouting hairy legs
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    • Curry Queen
    • By Curry Queen 11th Sep 05, 5:20 PM
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    Or you could peel and chip them. Blanch in oil at about 150 in the fryer until soft but not coloured. Freeze when cold in portion sizes and then to serve fry from frozen ast 180 until crisp and golden.
    by foreverskint

    Apparently that's the best method for making HM chips (skipping out the freezing bit) but double frying them at 150C and 180C
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    • foreverskint
    • By foreverskint 11th Sep 05, 5:58 PM
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    absolutely,CQ. Makes the best chips ever! When everyones in for dineer 6 in all, I have to peel and chip around 10lbs of spuds to make enough to satisfy my little ganets .

    So if I have the time and the spuds I freeze ahead otherwise i'm in the kitchen all afternoon.
    • mrbadexample
    • By mrbadexample 11th Sep 05, 6:13 PM
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    Please could ...<snip>....... someone actually tell me what I should do with them!!!!!!
    by charlotte664
    Easy really. Invite me round for tea. No leftovers, no problem. And in keeping with the spirit of the site, I save money.
    If you lend someone a tenner and never see them again, it was probably worth it.
    • skylight
    • By skylight 11th Sep 05, 6:19 PM
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    Easy really. Invite me round for tea. No leftovers, no problem. And in keeping with the spirit of the site, I save money.
    by mrbadexample

    By all means. In 15 mins???

    And all visitors are expected to bring a very large chocolate cake though.

    At least one!
    • mrbadexample
    • By mrbadexample 11th Sep 05, 6:51 PM
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    By all means. In 15 mins???

    And all visitors are expected to bring a very large chocolate cake though.

    At least one!
    by charlotte664

    Damn, I have missed the 15 minute deadline.

    Unfortunately, chocolate cake has a seriously limited life expectancy in my hands.

    Any other gifts I could bring? Wine is safe, I don't like that....
    If you lend someone a tenner and never see them again, it was probably worth it.
    • skylight
    • By skylight 11th Sep 05, 6:51 PM
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    Tough.

    Too late - rude visitors are never asked back!!!
    • mrbadexample
    • By mrbadexample 11th Sep 05, 7:00 PM
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    Tough.

    Too late - rude visitors are never asked back!!!
    by charlotte664
    But I haven't visited once yet, and I'm sure I wasn't rude?
    If you lend someone a tenner and never see them again, it was probably worth it.
    • comping cat
    • By comping cat 6th Feb 06, 3:21 PM
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    Freezing roast potatoes
    Ive been reading on some threads, that people are freezing par - boiled potatos ready for roasties another day. Can you also freeze them once roasted and crispy? I know you can also buy frozen roasties, but has anybody done this, and do they still come out crispy?
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