Learning how to freeze potatoes isn’t difficult to do, but the key to getting it right is to cook them first – at least partially. Raw potatoes can turn grainy when frozen. That’s because their water content is so high. By part-boiling, frying, or baking your potatoes, it’ll also be much quicker to use them in recipes when you take them back out of the freezer. Pre-boiled potatoes are much faster to bake than fresh ones.
How you wish to prepare your potatoes before freezing depends on what you plan on doing with them afterward. But in general, you will need the following:
- Fresh potatoes
- Chopping board
- Cooking or baking utensils
- Freezer bags or airtight container