Ask Dr. Potato

With 746 posts, chances are there's already an answer to your question. Please try searching below before submitting a question to Dr. Potato. Use multiple words to help narrow down the results. For example, search for "potatoes" and "group" if looking for an answer on cooking potatoes for large groups.

Back To Dr. Potato Home

Can I Partially Cook My Idaho® Potatoes And Reheat For Later Use?

Q:

I would like to know if I can partially cook my potatoes and then slice them thinly, like Hasselback potatoes, and freeze them for later use? I enjoy grilling my potatoes with onion between the slices, but after work there just isn’t enough time. Freezing them would make things easier, and then I could just grab it out of the freezer and pop it on the grill.

A:

Can I Partially Cook My Idaho® PotatoesThis may be successful by freezing, but usually a re-cooked baked potato has a skin that wrinkles as moisture is lost and may have some graying inside. You could certainly try it. Manufacturers have the ability to blast freeze potatoes in 30 seconds to a minute, not easily replicated at home.