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So I got a HUGE bag of HUGE potatoes from my uncle in Idaho. I didn't have room for them in the house so I left them in my shed in the bag that they came in (just a really thick brown paper bag). SO I've been using them, trying to reduce the amount so I could bring the rest inside and TOTALLY spaced them when it started to get cold. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">: So now it's snowing outside and my potatoes are shivering in the cold. Will they still be good, even if they did freeze? My mom claims that they have been rendered inedible, but I just can't believe that... Have I killed my potatoes?
 

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They're not inedible.<br><br>
They may have an odd texture, but... <shrug> mash em, grate em, you won't notice. You can buy potatoes frozen at the grocery store in any number of forms, so freezing isn't going to ruin them.<br><br>
I would be careful about allowing them to freeze/thaw/freeze though. Keep them frozen if at all possible until you're ready to use them.
 

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Any way you can insulate 'em so they don't get below 35*F? If not, maybe think about prepping and freezing them in your freezer if you have time. You can do things like mashed potatoes (I do garlic mashed potatoes, freeze in brick shapes, then reheat slowly in a saucepan on the stovetop - they're watery at first but do thicken up nicely), twice-baked potatoes (bake 'em, spoon out innards, mash with whatever floats your boat, re-stuff and freeze), etc.<br><br>
I've never had potatoes freeze in my care - I have more of a heat problem because our house gets/stays too warm for 'em because we use wood stoves for heat. So I haven't a clue how they'll taste pre-frozen without prep work.
 
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