Have you ever wondered how to freeze diced potatoes? I have and after reading and researching, I have found my own way to do this and it works! Freezing potatoes is not that difficult. If I can do it, you definitely can do it! I have been doing this for about 2 months now. There are several reasons why I do it this way now.
It’s easier and faster!
This is definitely better for busy week night meals. We are so busy when we get off work, get the kids home from school, and do homework, etc. I am also very tired by the time dinner rolls around due to my health conditions. So, we have found it much easier and faster to include in our meals.
Cutting and Peeling causes me to hurt.
I love potatoes! However due to my arthritis condition, I can’t do this activity every day. So, I have been doing them when I feel okay to do it or when my husband or the kids are able to help me. We end up having at least 4-6 servings of diced potatoes ready in the freezer for meals from a 5 lb. of potatoes.
It does save you money.
I am known to get a bag of potatoes and let them sit until they are no longer usable. Am I the only one? With doing the whole bag ahead of time you re keeping them from going bad. We use these for all kinds of meals. For a side or if you are doing a recipe that calls for for diced or cubed potatoes. (Just remember if you use them for a recipe like that, you need to be aware that they are already cooked!)
If you knew how easy it was to freeze diced potatoes, would you do it?
- 5 lb Bag of Potatoes
- 1 tbsp Olive oil
- 1/2 tsp Paprika
- 1/2 tsp Salt I use Lawry's Seasoned Salt
- 1/2 tsp Garlic powder
Peel and dice pot (so that they don't brown while you are peeling and dicing, I place mine in a bowl of water until this process is done).
In a bowl or large Ziploc bag, place diced potatoes in the bag. Along with the remaining ingredients. Shake bag or stir in bowl until potatoes have ingredients evenly.
Place on large baking sheet covered with aluminum foil. Make sure you do spray the foil with cooking spray so that it they are easier to remove.
Bake at 400 degrees for 45 minutes.
Remove from oven and place in freezer for 30 minutes. This is called Flash Freezing. Then you can place them in a bag or container to freeze.
When you are ready to use. Just place on baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes.
You can use any seasoning you like on these. When you are ready to use for a meal, remember that this is pretty much like buying frozen potatoes at the store. They are already cooked and you can use as much as you like out of the bag and place back in the freezer!
The end result is yummy! The kids love it!