Friday, October 29, 2010

Hot Potato Hot Potato

So, awhile back, I bought 20 lbs of potatoes, peeled, cut (or sliced or diced) and froze them. This is part of my big attempt to cut our food budget down (I only paid $4 for 20 lbs).

The other morning, I pulled a batch of potatoes out marked "potato soup" and threw it in the microwave to thaw. I didn't turn the microwave on, this is just where we thaw things in case it leaks or whatever.

I got home that night to a bag of reddish-black potatoes and a red juice all over the bottom of my microwave. Turns out, when you thaw frozen potatoes, they do what apples do when cut and left out too long. Gross.

Mr. Curly was pretty sure we could still eat them, but I was angry and crying and no way was I making BROWN cream of potato soup!! So, I pulled another frozen batch out of the freezer and threw that in my boiling water.

And it turned out delicious. We had a great meal of hot creamy potato soup and corn bread. And I learned you can cook potatoes from frozen and not sacrifice any flavor or texture.

So, next time potatoes are on sale - stock up! They freeze and cook up great!

1 comment:

Rachel said...

We froze potatoes for shredded hashbrowns last month---worked wonderfully! We baked the potatoes, then put them in the fridge to cool overnight, then peeled them and shredded them...then flash froze them for hashbrowns! Best couple of dollars spent!