Everybody loves potatoes and we all wished they cooked faster, so haven’t we thought about the same question, ‘Can you freeze baked potatoes?’ You have thought about it, I have thought about it and some of us have even tried it. But, is it possible to freeze them and also keep them fresh for longer without having to cook every day?
Why do we love potatoes?
Potatoes are root vegetables that are accessible and affordable, delicious, and very filling. They are a very good source of fiber, antioxidants, potassium and vitamins B and C. They are available all year long and relatively cheap to grow in your own garden.
Baked, fried, boiled, mashed, or roasted, potatoes make any meal better and they are fat-free! One potato has only 100 calories and their composition is 80% water and 20% solid, so they are also hydrating.
How do you cook your potatoes?
Potatoes can be consumed in many ways, depending on your preferences. Boiled potatoes can be eaten in salads, fried and baked potatoes can be used either as starters or side dishes and mashed potatoes can accompany fish or meat.
If you want some quick boiled potatoes, remember to put them in the water before bringing it to a boil. This process allows them and the water to heat at the same time in order to cook evenly.
When you bake them, don’t forget to boil them for a little bit before, if you want to get that delicious crust on the outside.
How do you freeze baked potatoes?
Whether you are busy, have kids or just not in the mood to cook, frozen food has become a fast and easy alternative for those who don’t want to spend every hour in the kitchen. Frozen and already prepped potatoes are a good option to cook faster without wasting time – but are frozen baked potatoes a better option?
We already know that boiled or baked potatoes will only last for up to 3 days in the fridge. If you freeze them, they can last up to 3 months! Then, how can you freeze baked potatoes?
First, you need to boil the potatoes and heat up the oven at 180°C. After boiling the potatoes, put them into a baking pan and season them. Bake them for about 15-20 minutes and let them cool completely.
The most important process is wrapping. After baking and cooling them, you must wrap the potatoes individually, either in plastic or aluminum foil. That’s a very essential process if you want to freeze them for a few months. They will maintain their fresh quality during this time so you don’t need to worry about it. Whenever you want to have a delicious meal, you just have to defrost and heat up your frozen baked potatoes.
So, if you ever thought about a practical way of prepping your meals or if you ever asked yourself, ‘Can you freeze baked potatoes?’, the answer is: YES!