Freeze-Dried Red Potatoes - Diced
One bulk bag contains the equivalent of 40 ounces of fresh potatoes. Net weight of 6.8 ounces of freeze-dried potatoes.
Each Resealable Mylar bag has an oxygen and moisture absorber to ensure the longest shelf life possible.
To cook freeze-dried potatoes, follow these steps:
1. Rehydrate the Potatoes: Place the desired amount of freeze-dried potatoes in a bowl or pot. Add enough cold water to completely cover the potatoes. Let them soak for about 10 to 15 minutes or until they become soft and plump. Stir occasionally to ensure even rehydration.
2. Drain Excess Water: After the potatoes have rehydrated, drain off any excess water. You can use a strainer or colander to remove the water thoroughly.
3. Optional: Boiling Method: If you prefer softer potatoes, you can bring a pot of water to a boil and add the rehydrated potatoes. Boil them for about 5 to 7 minutes or until they reach your desired tenderness. Keep a close eye on them, as they can become mushy if overcooked.
4. Cooking Method: Once the excess water is drained, you can cook the rehydrated potatoes using various methods such as frying, baking, or sautéing, depending on your preference.
- Frying: Heat a frying pan or skillet over medium heat and add a small amount of cooking oil or butter. Add the rehydrated potatoes and cook until they turn golden brown and crispy, stirring occasionally.
- Baking: Preheat your oven to the desired temperature (around 400°F or 200°C). Place the rehydrated potatoes on a baking sheet and drizzle them with oil or melted butter. Season them with salt, pepper, and any other desired herbs or spices. Bake for about 15 to 20 minutes or until they are crispy and golden brown.
- Sautéing: Heat a skillet or sauté pan over medium heat and add a small amount of oil or butter. Add the rehydrated potatoes and cook them for about 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they are golden brown and crispy.
5. Seasoning: Once the potatoes are cooked, season them with salt, pepper, or any other desired spices or herbs to enhance their flavor.
Now your freeze-dried potatoes are ready to be enjoyed as a side dish or used in recipes as required.
Freeze-Dried Red Potatoes - Diced
When handling and storing freeze-dried foods, it's important to follow these instructions to maintain their quality and ensure food safety:
1. Read Packaging Instructions: Carefully read and follow any specific instructions provided on the packaging of the freeze-dried food products. Handle uncooked freeze-dried foods the same as fresh raw foods.
2. Properly Seal and Store: After opening the packaging, make sure to reseal it tightly to prevent air and moisture from entering. Properly sealed packaging helps maintain the quality and shelf life of freeze-dried foods. If the original packaging is not resealable, transfer the contents to airtight containers or resealable bags.
3. Store in a Cool, Dry Place: Store freeze-dried foods in a cool, dry area away from direct sunlight, humidity, and heat sources. Exposure to these elements can compromise the quality, texture, and taste of the food. Aim for a storage temperature between 50°F (10°C) and 70°F (21°C).
4. Protect from Moisture: Moisture is the enemy of freeze-dried foods as it can lead to spoilage. Keep the packaging or containers away from areas with high humidity or sources of moisture, such as sinks or steamy environments.
5. Prevent Cross-Contamination: Use clean utensils or washed hands when handling freeze-dried foods to avoid cross-contamination with other ingredients or surfaces. This helps maintain the quality and safety of the freeze-dried products.
6. Check for Signs of Spoilage: Before consuming or using freeze-dried foods, inspect them for any signs of spoilage. Discard the product if you notice off-odors, unusual colors, or mold growth. If the packaging is damaged or compromised, it's best to err on the side of caution and not consume the product.
7. Rotate and Use Before Expiration: Freeze-dried foods have a long shelf life, but it's advisable to consume them before the expiration date mentioned on the packaging for the best quality. Practice proper first-in, first-out (FIFO) rotation to ensure older products are used before newer ones.
By following these handling and storage instructions, you can maintain the quality, flavor, and nutritional value of your freeze-dried foods for an extended period, ensuring a satisfying culinary experience.