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    Default Potato help!

    I bought too many potatoes when they were cheap around thanksgiving. Now they are starting to grow eyes and I want to cook them and freeze them. I already made a big crock pot of scalloped potatoes yesterday. Can anyone suggest other good ways to cook and freeze them?

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    how bout potato soup!! sounds so good right now

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    Quote Originally Posted by G'MaDebbie View Post
    how bout potato soup!! sounds so good right now
    I did make some of that too! Only DH doesn't like soups so I had to eat that on my own. :/

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    Potato Pancakes
    Potato Salad
    Tator Tots (easy to par cook and Freeze)
    French Fries (Easy to par cook and freeze)
    Potato Bread
    Chocolate Potato Cake
    Potato Fudge cake
    Mashed Potato Pie Crust
    Mashed Potato Candy
    Irish Potato Candy
    Potato Candy easter eggs
    Pennsylvania Dutch Coconut Easter Eggs
    Mashed Pototo Fudge



    I have recipes for all of the candies if you are truly interested I will give them to you.

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    Potatoes do NOT freeze well. Especially in soup. They turn into nasty little spongy pieces of grossness I speak from experience lol.

    They do freeze well as mashed potatoes. So any casserole that calls for mashed potatoes would freeze well. Shepherd's pie, Chicken Pot Pie topped w/ mashed potatoes rather than crust or biscuit, etc.

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    I second YankeeMoms Mashed Potatoes, I found this way they hold up best and have a multitude of uses.

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    Have you considered canning them? Or trading them for something you can use now?
    I've traded citrus for veggies.
    Another thing I've done when I've got too much to use before it goes bad is share with others. Across the street from me is a widow her husband died young and without insurance. She is barely getting by I share our extras with her. She's always grateful.

    LAurie in Bradenton

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    You could have spaghetti or taco potatoes for dinners.

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    Here's a link for info for freezing potatoes:
    http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf000995.tip.html

    I too think that sharing them would be nice for neighbors or give them to a local food pantry. Even if it just a few food banks appreciate it. (I know I used to work for our local food bank). Or perhaps dropping it off by the soup kitchen or homeless shelter near you.

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    I usually freeze them as mashed potatoes. You don't notice them getting mushy that way! They re-heat really well!

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    What about making homemade potato chips? I'll look for a link.

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