Freezing Mashed Potatoes


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Posted by: Dr. Pepper Apr 21 2006, 02:30 PM

Has anyone tried freezing homemade mash potatoes? If so, do I have to do anything special with them so they are not soggy or dry??

Posted by: gsmp Apr 21 2006, 02:38 PM

I've done a couple different things with them.....I have put the leftovers in an aluminum pan and baked them.

They get a nice crispy topping on them.

The other two ways I fix them is after they have thawed I will reheat them in the microwave but usually need to add some extra milk and rewhip them.

the other thing is something my MIL does with leftover mashed's like a Pennsylvania dutch type dish.....but I chop up some celery and onion and saute it in a frying pan then add the leftover mashed potatoes and reheat them that way.

Posted by: Michelle Apr 21 2006, 02:53 PM

We usually mix an egg with them, make patties, cook in skillet. Or...just forget the egg laugh.gif

I don't always freeze the leftovers, but once in a while have. I have usually found they weren't as good as the first time round, if you are expecting first rate quality. But..when mixed with something, or used in a different way (like twice baked potatoes) they are great.

Posted by: jessicasmom Apr 21 2006, 02:57 PM

We do what Michelle said; make potato patties or potato cakes. I usually use the egg in mine to help hold the potatoes together but if they are thick enough you can omit the egg smile.gif

Posted by: krodriguez Apr 21 2006, 04:52 PM

I freeze mine in plastic bags. Sometimes I use them for refrigerator dough and then others for whatever calls for mashed potatoes. If I am using for dough I defrost in warm water. If for eating I defrost and then put in a pot again and warm slowly. Sometimes I add chicken broth to help make a little less tough.

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