Edited by Sawdust, July 21, 2017 - 09:33 AM.
Posted July 21, 2017 - 09:32 AM
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Posted July 21, 2017 - 09:43 AM
Have you done a google to see if any info is out there?
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Posted July 21, 2017 - 10:12 AM
I have frozen mashed potatoes many times. The very old way of storing fresh potatoes was to bury them in straw. Dig a hole in well drained soil throw in a layer of straw then potatoes then more straw. Soil over the top, then shingles to divert rain away. This was replaced by the root cellar. Don
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Posted July 21, 2017 - 10:26 AM
Maybe if you boiled them for a short time, then froze them, like the fry method. Might work. ????? Don't know. I am interested to know what you find out. You can buy small whole potatoes in a can, like carrots or peas. They must be cooked some, ???
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Posted July 21, 2017 - 11:25 AM
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Posted July 21, 2017 - 01:11 PM
I've read that the natives in Peeru would freeze potatoes to dehydrate them. Freezing drives off the water.
Posted July 21, 2017 - 03:12 PM
We always buried them on straw after letting them dry for a while outside. Rub most of dirt off of them, let them dry and then cover in layers of straw in a dark, cool area. I don't care for them, but you potatoes can be canned.
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Posted July 21, 2017 - 08:50 PM
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Posted July 21, 2017 - 11:35 PM
I worked in a shop in Seattle in 1979 or 80 where they built a french fry freezer for Mcdonalds.It consisted of a stainless steel chain conveyor which ran through a vat of liquid nitrogen. At that time they said all the frys for Mcdonalds were grown on one farm in Florida. Don
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Posted July 21, 2017 - 11:41 PM
Bob E is right about the fluffy part in freezing. I have also canned them, (pressure cooker) and they are then good in stews or cut and fried with onions in butter or bacon grease. Kind of soggy if you try and mash them after canning though.
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Posted August 03, 2017 - 04:13 PM
I just pulled some edible whites from my root cellar, 7/28. Yes they had sprouts but I'm, going to plant them. Will see how this turns out but certainly superior storage taters. Will not waste them
You need a good root cellar. Be careful storing various crops close.
For potato make sure you dry the tubers well before storage. Don't wash them just dry in the sun dirt on. Then they need to be kept out of light. Brown paper bags shopping are the best in my root cellar. Taters breathe but low/no light.
Freezing is not an option for me.