What's the Best Way to Freeze Potatoes?

Ingredient Questions

Q: Frozen leftovers that contain potatoes always come out with a bad mushy texture. Is there a way I can prevent this?

Sent by Nina

Editor: Mushiness and mealiness can definitely be a problem with freezing potatoes. The water in the potato forms crystals when frozen, which then result in a loss of texture when the potatoes thaw.

Cutting the potatoes into smaller pieces or even shredding them can help make the loss in texture less noticeable. Some people have also had success parboiling the potatoes before freezing them.

Readers, any other thoughts or advice on this?

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