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Thread: What can be done with A LOT of potatoes?

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    What can be done with A LOT of potatoes?

    Someone gave us a huge amount of potatoes, They look like bakers. I am going to give away bags to friends and co-workers, and donate some to the local food pantry, but will still have a lot to use.

    I read on the Internet that they can be briefly parboiled, cooled, dried and frozen. Has anyone ever done that? I always had th idea that they would not freeze successfully. Are there any other methods of keeping them?

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    I have frozen mashed potatoes but never tried freezing the whole potato.

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    that is a good question I never tried the parboiled method but back in the days I made many home made frozen dinners with mash and scallop potatoes and they froze nice I would think they would turn black if not fully cooked

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    Beverly Volfie (Youtube Our half acre homestead) cans potatoes. I believe she has other ways of preserving potatoes.

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    Go to the internet and put in, "How does one freeze potatoes?" It gives lots of info on how to prepare them. It does say that they are better frozen cooked. When frozen raw, it changes the texture and taste.

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    do you have access to a dehydrator? I parboil potatoes, cool completely, shred as if making hashbrowns, spread on the dehydrator sheets and let the dehydrator run overnight. To store, I vacuum pack. To rehydrate, add two cups of boiling water to one cup of dried potatoes and let sit for 15 minutes. Drain and make hashbrowns like you normally do.

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    If you have a cool, dark storage area, the do store for quite a while. If they have good eyes, once they start to sprout you can plant them for more potatoes in the fall.

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    I've had good luck freezing homemade potato soup.

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    I would make scalloped potatoes. They freeze well and are always welcome at my table.
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    I mash the potatoes with sour cream and butter then freeze them.
    This was before I started using instance potatoes.
    If you add milk they will thaw different, and very runny.

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