The only way to properly freeze uncooked potatoes is to cut and blanch them, which helps maintain their texture and flavor. Raw potatoes that are frozen without blanching become very watery and lose their structure when thawed.
It is better to freeze bacon that has been cooked rather than freezing it raw. Frozen, cooked bacon lasts longer and retains better texture and flavor.
As a general rule, freezing fresh potatoes is not recommended, according to the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences. The water in a potato separates from the starch during freezing, so the potato has a watery texture once thawed.
It is not dangerous to freeze and then thaw potato salad, so yes it can be frozen. That said, the results of a frozen and thawed potato salad are less than palatable.
According to Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences, potatoes can be frozen. However, placing potatoes in the freezer can impact their taste and quality. Raw potatoes should be washed and heated through before storing them in the freezer.
Sweet potatoes can be frozen whole, in slices or mashed. The National Center for Home Food Preservation has simple tips on how to do so.
Mashed potatoes can freeze well if prepared with plenty of rich dairy additions. Coating the potatoes with fat helps maintain their structure during freezing and makes for delicious reheated results. Taste of Home's designed-to-freeze recipe includes sour cream, butter ...