If you have too many potatoes on hand, you need to figure out what you’re going to do with all of them. You need to decide if you want to store them, cook them, or freeze them.
How to Store Potatoes
To store your potatoes at room temperature, place them in a dark, dry area. They will stay good for a couple of weeks.
If you’re wanting your potatoes stored for longer, there are a couple of other options.
How to freeze chopped potatoes
You can freeze chopped potatoes that have not been cooked in an airtight container, or a sealed plastic bag. The potatoes will turn brown in the freezer, but they will retain most of their flavor. Thaw your frozen chopped potatoes in the fridge overnight and cook them up for hash browns.
How to freeze cooked potatoes
You can freeze cooked potatoes by baking them in the oven and then letting them cool. Next, you can grate, slice, or chop your potatoes. Grating your cooking potatoes is the easiest way. You don’t have to worry about the size as your grating. It’s much simpler than making sure your slices or chopped potatoes are all of similar sizes. Frozen grated cooked potatoes are a great additive for making soup, curry, stew, breakfast casseroles, and hash browns.
How to freeze shredded potatoes
Once you have your potatoes shredded, place them in an airtight container and freeze them. To thaw your frozen shredded potatoes, place them in the fridge overnight and use them the following day for your recipe.
How to keep potatoes fresh after peeling
To keep potatoes fresh after you’ve finished peeling them, place them in a bowl of cold water. They will not go brown, since they are not exposed to air. Therefore, oxidation will not take place. The potatoes will keep fresh after peeling them and putting them in water for a couple of hours.
What to do with potatoes before they go bad
- hash browns
- roasted potatoes with parmesan
- scalloped potatoes
- smashed potatoes
- parmesan garlic potato wedges
- potato casserole
- baked potato rounds
- mashed potatoes
- broccoli and cheddar potatoes
- twice baked potatoes
- potato latkes
- Greek lemon potatoes
- Breakfast hash brown and bacon casserole
- potato pancakes
- potato bread
- French fries