Ask Dr. Potato

With 871 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 Safely Freeze An Already Blanched Potato?

Q:

Can I safely freeze an already blanched potato?

 

A:

Yes. Most commercial frozen potato products have been subject to a blanching or equivalent prior to packaging. This does two things: It helps prevent the potato from discoloring (as potato starch will convert to sugar when held too cold for too long a period, resulting in discoloration). Secondly, the potato can be prepared more quickly at the final preparation point.