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Does mash potato freeze? On a cottage pie?

(8 Posts)
SlightlyMadScotland Sat 28-Feb-09 14:58:53

When freezing cottage pie DP (trained chef) always freezes the base only and we add mash once it is defrosted.

Is there a reason for this? Does mash not freeze? He is out and I am about to start cooking one and want to know ehether to do mash for my freezing one.

cyanarasamba Sat 28-Feb-09 14:59:48

Yes should be fine, I have frozen "whole" cottage pie many times.

ilove Sat 28-Feb-09 15:01:28


SlightlyMadScotland Sat 28-Feb-09 15:01:39

I think I have done it before TBH. It is just that DP's behavior as a trained chef is making me doubt myself I think.

BCNS Sat 28-Feb-09 15:01:43

yup it'll be fine

thumbwitch Sat 28-Feb-09 15:03:42

obviously it does commercially, but it seems to go a bit hard when defrosted. fresh mash is much nicer

seeker Sat 28-Feb-09 15:18:12

I freeze my cottage pie. I also make extra mash to freeze. It's not quite as good as fresh - but it's worth it for every day for the speed.

nannyL Sun 01-Mar-09 09:56:05

i do it for cottage / chicken / shepheards pie no problem

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