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Old 01-04-2006, 12:27 PM
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Default Simply Potatoes - Can you freeze them?

Has anyone tried freezing Simply Potatoes? I have the shredded hashbrowns and some homestyle sliced potatoes. The package says "keep refrigerated", but I was wondering if they'd freeze alright. What's the best way to thaw them once frozen? Toss them back in the fridge? Microwave? TIA for any help!
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Old 01-04-2006, 12:41 PM
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Yes you can!
I have over a dozen in my freezer right now.
They are great and quick to use in casseroles or soups too!

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Old 01-04-2006, 02:03 PM
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Oh thanks so much for asking this question -- and for answering it! I have several sitting in my fridge, taking up space. I was just wondering the same thing.

Thanks so much!
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Old 01-04-2006, 04:12 PM
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I've found these get moldy in the refrigerator, even before the expiration date. They freeze very well!
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Old 01-05-2006, 02:02 PM
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Thanks everyone! I'll go toss them in the freezer.

Now, what's the best way to defrost them?
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Old 01-05-2006, 02:19 PM
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Microwave 30 seconds or until they loosen up.
Toss in a warm pan with spray oil and let them defrost and cook at the same time.
Oven casseroles are made using frozen hashbrowns all the time.
Simply potatoes are easy to break apart if you smash the bag with the back of a heavy ladle or cooking spatula. Just don't break the bag open! LOL
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Old 01-06-2006, 03:44 PM
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Thanks for the info. I have been wondering the same thing too, I guess I just didn't think to ask. We can get them so cheap but are beginning to pile up in the fridge.
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Old 05-05-2006, 05:19 PM
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Oh they freeze well?! I thought we had this discussion somewhere else and others thought that they smelled funny when frozen.

Misti, How have your frozen simply potatoes been??

Please update as I let all my 30 bags of potatoes go rotten ..>WELL I had already given away 30+ bags to friends/family/church members So i guess it wasn't a total waste.
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Old 05-05-2006, 06:00 PM
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I have frozen mine and they come out fine. I do not even defrost them. I just throw them in the pan with some butter and they cook up great. I have had no problems with "funny smells" and they tasted just fine as well. If you are concerned about them picking up smells, perhaps from your freezer, you could package them well in freezer bags or if you have a vacuum sealer you could use that as well.

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Old 05-06-2006, 11:28 AM
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I freeze mine all the time and they turn out fine, you just break them up and put them in the pan frozen.
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