FREEZING FRESH POTATOES: [by: Hillbilly Recipes.]
1. Peel 1kg of potatoes, and cut them into 1-inch cubes. Cook in simmering, salted water to cover until just tender. Spread in a single layer on a sheet pan sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Place in the freezer until frozen solid. Transfer the cubes to a heavy-duty plastic freezer bag and keep them in the freezer until needed. Reheat in simmering water and proceed with your recipe. Or thaw completely and use for potato salad.
2. Shred or grate 1kg of potatoes. Keep shredded potatoes in a bowl of iced water until all potatoes are shredded. Spray a sheet pan as in Step 1. Drain the potatoes thoroughly and pile mounds on the sheet pan in the shape of hash brown potato patties. Freeze until solid, then store in a plastic bag in the freezer. Remove the frozen patties and cook as usual.
3. Bake 2 kg of potatoes until done. Cut in half and remove the cooked potato from the shells. Mash cooked potato with cream, butter, green onions, cheese, cooked ham or sausage or other desired ingredients. Pile the mashed potatoes back into the shells and top with additional cheese and green onion. Place on a sheet pan and freeze until solid. Wrap tightly in foil and place in bags for storage in your freezer. Bake frozen halves on the sheet pan at 180 C for approximately 45 minutes, or until browned on top and heated through.
4. Cut 1kg of potatoes into medium French fry shapes. Cook in simmering, salted water until half cooked. Drain thoroughly and place in a single layer on a sheet pan. Freeze until solid, then transfer to bags as in the previous steps. When you’re ready to cook, toss potatoes with 2 tbsp. of oil, place in a single layer on a sheet pan and bake at 210 C until nicely browned (about 15 to 20 minutes). Keep an eye on them, turning occasionally. Salt immediately when done, then serve.
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Peel the potatoes with a vegetable peeler if you prefer your french fries without skin.
Slice each potato to the french fry thickness of your choice.
Arrange the sliced potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet and place them in the freezer for several hours or overnight until they are fully frozen.
Place the potatoes in a heavy-weight freezer bag and seal them once they have frozen solid. You can store them in the freezer for up to four weeks.
Remove the fries from the freezer the day or morning before you are ready to use them and allow them to thaw in the refrigerator.
Preheat the frying oil to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
Carefully lower the thawed potatoes in small batches into the frying oil. The batches should be small enough that the oil fully covers the potatoes.
Fry each batch of potatoes for five to 10 minutes or until they turn golden brown.