Can you freeze mash?

(9 Posts)
PigletJohn Sun 17-Mar-13 10:15:34

it needs to drier than if you were serving it straight away. I find setting the pan, after draining, until it's finished steaming, and not adding milk, will help, with the potatoes still a bit hard. Otherwise moisture will separate out when it thaws.

some varieties of potato are worse for shedding water.

adagio Sun 17-Mar-13 07:20:10

I freeze it in 'balls' (use a scoop and freeze on a board/baking sheet) then transfer balls to a freezy bag once solid; then either reheat in the oven like you would with say frozen aunt bessy bubble and squeak etc, which gives it a bit of a 'crust' or alternatively microwave and rem ash with a fork. I tend to do potato and swede or onion or something like that to liven it up a bit.

This way you can do as many 'balls' as you like depending on hunger level/number being fed

BubblegumPie Sat 16-Mar-13 20:06:40

Thanks smile

Jbck Sat 16-Mar-13 20:04:29

I find it works best if you re-mash it with more milk or butter once heated. I do it in the microwave and would worry the bottom might burn in a pot.

TrinityRhino Sat 16-Mar-13 20:03:33

yes you can, no problem

heating it without a microwave, add a tiny bit of milk to the pan and stir whilst heating

you can buy frozen mash so it is perfectly ok to freeze it on its own

yes you can freeze. I use a microwave to reheat but maybe you could reheat in a pot on the hob too.

djelibeybi Sat 16-Mar-13 20:01:00

Never tried freezing mash on its own, but it freezes fine as part of a shepherd's pie.

BubblegumPie Sat 16-Mar-13 19:59:11

Recently single and not used to cooking for one.

If I make, say four servings of mash, can I eat one and freeze the rest to eat another day?

And could I heat it up without a microwave?

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