I have a freezer full of baking potatoes. It’s always been a part of my life, but in a great many ways, I have never really warmed up to them. I often get out my knife and fork and slice them in half, only to have them fall apart when I put them back in the bag. I’ve tried freezing them and they don’t work as well.
The thing that made this video work so well was the potato. These are, by far, the easiest potatoes to cook on your stove, and I think they work really well with the technique. I would recommend the recipe in the video, but if you’re making your own, you may want to use a potato masher.
I have never had a good batch of potatoes go bad, but I do not have any idea what the recipe is, and I have no idea how the potatoes were cooked. One thing I do know is that I love them.
The potatoes are cooked in the oven, so they’re not really safe to eat while they’re still cooking. As long as you have a big pot of water boiling, you’re good to go. Otherwise, you can get a bag of frozen potatoes and boil them up in a saucepan, and then throw them in the oven for a few minutes. The potatoes should be soft and chewy, and no longer than 1/4 of an inch in diameter.
We’re all familiar with the various ways to cook frozen potatoes. I think the best way to go about these is to use a non-stick skillet, cook a few potatoes at a time, and then let them sit until they’re done. After that, throw them in the oven at the lowest temperature and watch them cook. This is easy, quick, and delicious.
The idea of putting boiling potatoes in the oven, then letting them sit is one that I’ve seen mentioned before, but I’ve never tried it myself. I just figured it might be easier. Turns out that it is. I just wish it was a bit more simple.
The reason this is a challenge is that potato skins are difficult to peel, so you have to cook the potatoes until they are fork-tender, then let them sit in the oven until they are soft. It isn’t particularly difficult, but it is a tedious process.
Frozen potatoes are essentially the same as regular potatoes, minus the skin. As with any recipe, you might want to make adjustments to keep the potatoes from getting mushy. For instance, I sometimes like to add more butter to the potatoes, or reduce the salt in the recipe. Ive found, though, that baking potatoes for a long time is a good idea, especially if you like the taste of butter or salt.
For those of you who would rather not have to wait several hours to bake them, you can freeze the potatoes before baking them. They can then be wrapped in aluminum foil and frozen for a few days before baking. For those of you who don’t want to freeze them, you can place the potatoes in a zip-top bag and they will remain frozen even when baked.
I was pretty skeptical of frozen potatoes when I first heard about them. My first thought was, “okay, sure, you can refrigerate them for a week.