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How to freeze potatoes

Learn how to freeze potatoes with our expert advice for preparing and storing the vegetable, plus our favourite potato recipes. 

Freezing is a great way to preserve your veg and cut down on food waste. Wondering what foods I can freeze? Discover how to freeze potatoes for quick and easy meals in the future. Put our tips to good use with our favourite freezable recipes.

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How to freeze potatoes

  1. If you can fit a baking sheet in your freezer then line one with a silicone sheet or baking parchment. If you don’t have room, find a shallow container that will fit and line it.
  2. Peel the potatoes, if you’d like, then slice, chip or cut them into pieces. Boil in salted water until they are almost cooked through, then drain thoroughly and cool completely. If you want to freeze mash, continue cooking until soft before mashing them.
  3. Lay the potato pieces on the baking sheet so they are not touching, or scoop the mash into portions with an ice cream scoop or spoon.
  4. Put the tray in the freezer for a few hours or until the potato is frozen through. Tip the pieces into containers or freezer bags and label them.
  5. You can toss the chipped or sliced potato in melted butter with garlic and/or herbs and spices before freezing if you like, then ovencook from frozen to make chips or roast potatoes.

Frozen potato will keep for 3-6 months in the freezer, any longer and the texture or flavour may deteriorate. Find your next favourite dinner with our best ever potato recipes, from creamy mash to crispy roasties.

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