Going off directions from another blogger, my husband and I attempted to freeze raw potatoes. Here are the results of our Frozen Potato Experiment.

Our potatoes were un-pealed and shredded hash brown style, instead of cubed. Now we didn’t freeze completely raw potatoes, they were par boiled. Once they were par boiled, we spread them out on cookie sheets and freeze them, per the directions.

We love making breakfast scrambles, and thought this would be a frugal way to get potatoes for breakfast. That may sound silly, but we don’t buy potatoes often because we don’t eat them very often. Hence wanting to stock up and have them on hand in the freezer.

We treated a bag the same way we would a bag of the Simply Potatoes ® brand. We dumped them into a frying pan to make breakfast potatoes.

They turned into fried mashed potatoes!!!

At first, my husband was disappointed (actually, more than disappointed, there was swearing), but then I pointed out that we had mashed potatoes!!! We love mashed potatoes, but again, we don’t buy potatoes too often. I’m very happy that I have frozen potatoes that will turn into mashed potatoes whenever I want mashed potatoes.

There are some readers who will question why I just don’t go buy a few fresh potatoes for mashed potatoes. I like convenience foods. I really do. Keeping fresh potatoes around doesn’t work for my household. They usually go bad before they’re all used, especially if I get a bag of potatoes. And buying the smaller packs of baking potatoes isn’t fiscally smart in my opinion. At least in my local grocery stores, 2-4 large baking potatoes is the equivalent cost of a 10 lb. bag of potatoes.

Here’s a picture of the remaining three bags in my freezer:


© Cori Large 21 August 2016


9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Candy
    Sep 28, 2016 @ 08:38:37

    I do this all the time and such a great time saver.


  2. Chelsea Pearl
    Sep 28, 2016 @ 23:55:55

    So interesting! I’m a huge fan of hash browns so I’ll just stick to store bought options, but that’s nice to know about the mashed potatoes shortcut. Mashed potatoes are the ultimate comfort food, and it’s great you can make them straight from the freezer.


    • caendicott
      Sep 29, 2016 @ 10:38:24

      We’re sticking with the brand name ones for actual hashbrowns, but I am so happy to have mashed potatoes available without anything nasty in them, from my freezer.


  3. Valerie
    Sep 29, 2016 @ 09:06:36

    I’m with you. I don’t have much luck with frozen potatoes.


  4. Victoria Stacey
    Sep 30, 2016 @ 10:27:03

    Interesting! I think my parents have done this before. It’s good to know it’s possible to freeze them, and then have mashed potatoes!


  5. Dia All The Things I Do
    Oct 02, 2016 @ 21:10:35

    I guess I totally missed this. Seems neat. I love potatoes but I don’t buy them that often. I typically grab one or two if I’m making a crockpot pot roast.


    • caendicott
      Oct 03, 2016 @ 08:44:05

      You’re like me. Love potatoes, but don’t buy them often. My family doesn’t need to carbs anyways!


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