Yes, you certainly can freeze sweet potatoes and French fries, too! Here is how to freeze sweet potatoes, hash browns, baked potatoes, and many more, and even the top best recipes for using those frozen spud chips.
French fries, potatoes including white potatoes and red potatoes, will usually last up to a week in a cold, dry space with good ventilation, and up to two months in a moderate room temperature with proper venting.
How to Freeze Potatoes
To start, make sure your potatoes are as fresh and dry as possible. For example, if you have a long baking time ahead of you, boil them until they are almost completely dry. Then, remove them from the oven, allowing them to cool slightly before turning them over one at a time, freezing them in a single layer on a cookie sheet.
Make sure they are completely defrosted before you put them in your freezer. If you have a deep dish or filter set in the freezer already, pour some water into the pan to keep the potatoes from sticking to it while you freeze them.
Using aluminum foil, prepare a baking sheet by lining it with wax paper. Lay down a single layer of the baked sweet potatoes on top of the aluminum foil, and then lay down another layer of wax paper. This will prevent the potatoes from sticking to the first one you laid down.
Once the potatoes are completely frozen, carefully remove them from the freezer, and wipe off any extra moisture that may have remained after removing the wax paper. Thaw them according to package directions.
Once thawed, gently place them on a cookie sheet, which should be positioned in the freezer according to manufacturer instructions. Then, remove the baked sweet potatoes from the cookie sheet, and wash them in warm soapy water.
You can also wash them in running water in the sink, but make sure you rinse well to prevent the disease from entering your white potatoes.
Once your potatoes are cleaned and dried, then you’re ready to bake them! How to freeze potatoes in the oven is to bake them on a hot oven tray. When they are completely baked, allow them to cool for a few minutes, and then uncover them to place them on a cooling rack.
Before you bake them again, you may want to cover them with aluminum foil, as microwaves can damage them by emitting radiation. Once they have cooled completely, remove them from the foil and allow them to drain through a strainer into a bowl.
While the potatoes are still slightly warm, pour the prepared sweet potato batter onto them.
Now that your potatoes are fully baked, it’s time to serve them. However, how to freeze potatoes without them being in their mushy glory can be tricky.
The easiest way to do this is by simply using a food processor. Just put a potato into it, along with a little bit of salt and pepper, and pulse until it becomes a smooth puree. If you’re looking for a great way to up your vegetable smoothie, this is one of the best ways to go.