freezing potatos ?- Frugal Savings

Hi folks, I just got 50 lbs of potatoes free; can I freeze them somehow? Like cut up for fries--but would I put them in raw or partially cook them? microwave or oven? I think I saw something recently about freezing potatoes, which is why I took the bag when I had the chance, but can't remember

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    Hi folks,
    I just got 50 lbs of potatoes free; can I freeze them somehow? Like cut
    up for fries--but would I put them in raw or partially cook them?
    microwave or oven? I think I saw something recently about freezing
    potatoes, which is why I took the bag when I had the chance, but can't
    remember what it was. Can I slice them and freeze them without cooking
    them? I don't thinks so, but>........has anyone had experience with this?

    I'm looking for the easiest way..but will take any hints.
    thanks,
    Alice
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    I boil potatoes until almost done, slice them,
    and package in serving size and freeze
    them. Works great.
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    I cut them into wedges and bake them in the oven at about 350 for about 30-40
    minutes. Underbaking them. Works great and the hubby loves them!! they can be
    seasoned any way you wish--best if before baking the first time. i usually
    just salt and pepper them. Good luck!
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    you can also make mashed Potatoes and freeze them. I make mine and add 8 0z of
    cream cheese instead of milk per 5lbs of potatoes. They are wonderful frozen
    this way and all you have to do is put in the microwave and heat up.
    Blessings,

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    Sussi,
    Sounds great! How do you thaw your potatoes to use?
    Do they come out soggy?
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    I don't thaw. just toss them into a skillet
    with a little oil and brown. No soggies yet.
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    Thank you folks. I appreciate the quick feedback on processing 50 pounds
    of potatoes.
    You're ideas will definitely help my budget!!
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    I buy frozen chips or wedges etc & they all say not to thaw before cooking. The
    frozen chips you buy haven't been cooked either, so maybe you don't need to
    blanch them but if you wish you could lightly steam them because all the
    blanching does is kill bacteria so that you can safely freeze them. So,
    therefore, cook them still frozen..............Narelle
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    Hey everyone - I am on a freezer group. Do NOT freeze raw potatoes on your
    own. They will come out a black mess. They must be blanched or something
    before freezing and even then they may not come out well. Try a small
    amount first to get the amount of cooking time down. Their consistency does
    change after freezing - they will feel kinda sandy. Store bought frozen
    potatoes have something done to them so they can be frozen and their
    consistency won't change. Types of cooked potatoes that freeze well -
    mashed potatoes. They will be runny after they are thawed, just stir them
    well while warming them and the runniness will go away. Another way, you
    can freeze after cooking in a meat casserole. That is about it for frozen
    potatoes.

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