How To Freeze Baked Sweet Potato
There are countless ways of cooking sweet potatoes. Baking them is the tastiest and healthiest of them. You can also freeze the leftover baked sweet potato, after slicing them, to be reused later. Or, just mash the baked tuber and freeze them to be used on a journey. Whichever way you want to do it, there are certain guidelines you need to follow so that you do not end up spoiling the whole stuff. Read on to know more…
What You Need
- Baked sweet potatoes, sliced, mashed, or leftovers
- Airtight containers or Ziploc bags
- Sticky notes
Directions For Freezing Oven Baked Sweet Potatoes
- Allow the baked vegetable to cool until it reaches room temperature.
- Discard the peel, cut into slices, or mash well, depending on the future requirement.
- Place the sweet potato into airtight containers, making sure that there is half an inch of headspace. Alternatively, you can use Ziploc bags for packing.
- If you are using Ziplocs, then make sure that the air is squeezed out completely. Presence of air can degrade the quality of the vegetable.
- Seal thoroughly.
- Paste the sticky note indicating the ingredients and date.
- Place container or Ziploc bags at 0 degrees F.
This will help to keep the sweet potatoes remain fresh for almost 1 year.
- Sweet potatoes tend to turn dark once they skin is removed. To prevent darkening, you can dip the sliced sweet potatoes in a ½ a cup lemon juice and 1 quart water mixture for 5 seconds before packing them. For the baked and mashed variant, use 2 tbsp lemon juice for every quart.
- Allow the frozen baked veggie to thaw in the refrigerator before you use it.
Sweet potatoes from your garden can be preserved for a longer time if you bake them before freezing. So, remember these handy tips on how to freeze baked sweet potato so that you can relish them even when they are not in season.