Ask Dr. Potato

With 930 posts, chances are there's already an answer to your question. Please try searching below before submitting a question to Dr. Potato. Use multiple words to help narrow down the results. For example, search for "potatoes" and "group" if looking for an answer on cooking potatoes for large groups.

Back To Dr. Potato Home

If I Buy A Blanching Machine Will I No Longer Need To Soak Them In Water In A Freezer?


I currently soak my potato crisps in the freezer to remove excess starch. If I buy a blanching machine will I no longer need to soak them in water in a freezer?



No need to soak potatoes in a freezer. If anything this will do them more harm than good. Soak, rinse, and repeat several times to remove any undesired starch. Once blanched potatoes need no further soaking, simply keep lightly covered until ready to finish fry.