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Freezing baked potatoes for later

post #1 of 8
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I want to make some easy meals for my daughter at college. I was thinking of twice baked potatoes with broccoli and hamburger. Covered with cheese they are super delicious. What is the best way to prepre them so she can take one out of the freezer and microwave it to perfection? I was thinking that I shouldn't cook the broccoli at all to keep it from getting mushy in reheating. How long can they last in the freezer?

The ingredients are butter, sour cream, broccoli and hamburger.
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post #2 of 8
The sour cream will weep and throw water. When mashing your baked insides add a little instant potato to it .This will absorb the run off. You must blanch broc. slightly to freeze it, kills bacteria in broc. Fresh vegs can't be frozen as is or shouldnt be. If wrapped well can be stored 2 monthes. (As air tight as possible):chef:
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post #3 of 8
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Thanks so much ChefEd. I'm going to try it with just three potatoes first (there are three girls living in the duplex). While I worked near College Station for a while I was the resident cook. Now the girls bug me all the time for food. So I thought I'd try this, freeze it and send it back with her this weekend. I'm looking for a bunch of recipes I can make up individual servings with and freeze.

Thanks again,
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I tried it out and it worked perfectly. I ended up making about 8 and sending them to College Station. I didn't really need to freeze them. They were immediately scarfed. I have had reports back from the eaters and they gave them a two thumbs up. But they're college students. Any food gets a two thumbs up. I thought the potatoes were boring and bland. Got to come up with something else.
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post #5 of 8
I reckon send them a recipe book :D
You won't need to freeze that...

What facilities do they have at their rooms? Perhaps that will help in suggesting other dishes that could be prepared. Sounds like a microwave so far....do they have a sandwich toaster? Opens up a whole new world...heat up a savoury dish in the microwave, toast it with some cheese in the sandwich maker.

They have a fridge?

Let us know :)
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post #6 of 8
Do you have a vac sealer, they are well worth the money.

I'd think it would be best if they just cook baked potatoes at their house, pretty hard to mess up a baked tater isn't it?

When I was in college, a treat was meat. Real hamburger, steak, pork, chicken, otherwise it was ramen, rice, pb&j, grilled cheese, and the late night cheap pizza or chinese food.(but I'm sure they don't do that ;):lol:)

For easy meals for use I smoke up some brisket, 10# boneless rib roast, 10# strip, boston butts for pulled pork, ribs and chicken. Vac seal into portions and it's easy to reheat fast and still good. I also smoke hamburger(just ground not patties) and ground sausage and we bag it for chili or most often spagetti sauce. Send them some bags of ground burger &/or sausage and a couple jars of spagetti sauce and that would be better than ramen w/soy sauce.

Just some ideas.
post #7 of 8
Speaking of pizza....you could make up a stack of them, wrap & freeze. Voila
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post #8 of 8
It's just not the same, is it?:lol:

Just a joke, good idea for anyday.
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