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Mar 10, 2014 01:56 PM

Too many potatoes

For some reason I have ended up with about 15 pounds of potatoes and there are only two of us that live here. I have 5 lbs of medium sized red potatoes, about 4 lbs of yellow potatoes, and 6 lbs of fingerling and assorted new potatoes.

I know i can make gnocchi, latkes, bread and various potato side dishes, etc. But those are things to make and eat right away. Aside from soup (there is a pot of potato leek soup on the stove right now). What other things can I make and freeze? Has anybody tried pre-cooking either by boiling or baking and then freezing so they can be used as home fries, gnocchi, bread, a later date?

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  1. They don't freeze well, not that you can't. But with St Paddys Day around the corner, how about some Shepherds Pie? I usually need at least 8 big potatoes to make a decent topping.

    If I was going to make something and freeze, it would probably be hash browns, to save for future frittatas.

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    1. re: coll

      Similar to hash browns, latkes freeze fine.

      1. re: masha

        Anything overcooked in oil, basically.

        1. re: magiesmom

          Anything with lots of oil. (Just to reiterate, ha.)

      2. Cut in to fries and freeze. Then when the mood hits, thaw and fry up a batch.

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        1. re: treb

          Yes! I've been meaning to give this recipe for homemade frozen fries a try.

          Gnocchi is allegedly supposed to freeze well too, I believe?

        2. when i get an idea to make some hash for brunch on a lazy Sunday, i usually am too lazy to make hash. i would peel some and boil them off and freeze them. pop them in the fridge on a Saturday night and have some nice potato hash with mushrooms. mmmm i might just do that this weekend.

          1. Cool, dark and dry storage, they hold for a long time...

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            1. re: Raffles

              We live in North Carolina and it is already getting warm and humid. The fact that I don't have a cool, dark, dry place is a problem.

              1. re: Springhaze2

                Your refrigerator veggie drawer, with drawer humidity control set to low, will keep potatoes a long time. Of course you have to be willing to take up the entire drawer with potatoes, but with my limited freezer space this solution is better for our 2-person household.

              1. re: monavano

                Good idea. I love to make a few of these at a time and freeze in individual servings for lunch.