Mother Earth News: Dehydrating Cubed Potatoes

by Tammy Taylor

D’ya ever eyeball that big honkin’ bag of potatoes, compare the price to that small overly-expensive bag of potatoes and have a hard time making the economics make sense?  Me too!! As empty nesters there are only 2 of us here at the Taylor Household these days, but dang it just doesn’t make sense to pay more per pound for a small bag of potatoes.  So I’ve been buying that big bag & dehydrating the excess potatoes for pantry storage.  I’ve shredded them for dehydrated hash browns and we love them this way, but now I want to cube them up like I’d use in a stew and although there’s one simple important thing you must do before successfully dehydrating them – it’s super easy to do!  I recently wrote about it for Mother Earth News, check it out.

Dehydrating cubed potatoes for the pantry, an easy way to preserve the excess! #TaylorMadeHomestead

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6 thoughts on “Mother Earth News: Dehydrating Cubed Potatoes

  1. Angelina @ Peonies & Orange Blossoms

    I’ve never tried to do this before but I’m sure it tastes good! Thanks for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop!

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    1. Taylor-Made Homestead Post author

      It works beautifully Angelina, and since they’re dehydrated it takes no additional energy to store them in the pantry. Gotta love it! ~TMH~

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  2. ColleenB.~Texas

    I do the same as Lana, only I boil my potatoes for 3-5 minutes. I do the same for making French Fries, steak fries, etc. I think best tasting fried potatoes is to fry them in bacon grease. I save all my bacon fat, store in container and put in freezer for later use.

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    1. Taylor-Made Homestead Post author

      I’d like to try making french fries for the freezer. And you’re right Colleen, bacon grease is mandatory! ~TMH~

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  3. Lana

    My dehydrator escaped my house when one of my kids moved out and then she gave it to her roommate! Kids! I peel and cube and boil for 8-10 minutes. Then I pour them out onto a baking sheet to cool. After they are cool I freeze them in portions for one meal. Browned up in some fat in a skillet, they are delicious and you cannot tell at all that they have been frozen.

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    1. Taylor-Made Homestead Post author

      I’m *SO* gonna try this Lana. I’ve not been successful with freezing potatoes other than mashed potatoes (which I’ve done often) I’d love to have frying potatoes as close as my freezer! ~TMH~

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