How do you freeze a sweet potato?


Quick Answer

To prepare sweet potatoes for freezing, first sort them according to size, and wash thoroughly. Bake in oven, unpeeled, until slightly soft. Let cool, then wrap individual potatoes in aluminum foil. Place wrapped potatoes in polyethylene bags, and freeze.

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Alternately, potatoes may be boiled, steamed or pressure cooked prior to freezing. Potatoes may be sliced, mashed or left whole. To prevent darkening, dip whole sweet potatoes in a solution of 1/2 cup lemon juice and one quart water, or mix two tablespoons lemon juice into each quart of mashed sweet potatoes.

To cook previously frozen potatoes, place in a 350 degree Fahrenheit oven until completely tender, leaving the potatoes wrapped in foil.

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