How To Freeze Mashed Potato

 
27-Feb-2012 by


PotatoFreezing mashed foods, especially potatoes,helps in easy utilization of the creamy dish whenever required and also reduces  wastage of food. This process of preserving mashed potatoes involves a series of steps which is easily done at home. Scroll down to know the easiest   methods of freezing the mashed form of potatoes.

 

 

 

Parchment Paper Method:

Things Needed:

  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Large scoop
  • Parchment papers
  • Baking sheets
  • Ziploc freezer bags
  • Permanent markers

 

Steps 

  • After the mashed potatoes are prepared, allow them to reach room temperature.
  • Line the baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Using measuring cup/ scoops and place the mashed potatoes on the baking sheets as even portion sized scoops.
  • Place the baking sheets into the freezer and allow the contents to freeze for approximately 2 hours till the mashed potatoes reaches a solid state.
  • Transfer the frozen mashed potato servings to a ziploc freezer bag.
  • Write the date and number of servings on the ziploc bags using the permanent marker and freeze them again.
  • These frozen portions can be stored for a minimum of two months and can be used whenever required.

Mashed Potato

 

 

Ziploc Bag Method:

Things Needed:

  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Ziploc freezer bags (preferably quart size)
  • Measuring cup
  • Baggy racks
  • Permanent markers

 

Steps 

  • After the mashed potatoes are prepared, allow them to reach room temperature.
  • Use baggy racks to hold the freezer bags.
  • Fill the bags with measured quantities of mashed potatoes (preferably 2 cups).
  • Flatten then and ensure that there is no air inside it before zip locking.
  • Label them with date and amount of mashed potato inside.
  • Freeze them until they turn hard.

 

These frozen mashed potatoes can be used whenever required by defrosting and reheating them. Enjoy these yummy mashed potatoes by incorporating them in a quick meal!

 

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