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Half_Baked
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Can you freeze potato soup?
      #22608 - 09/30/06 05:34 PM

I'm making the Baked Potato Soup and the recipe is way too big for us. Will the soup be creepy if I freeze the leftovers?

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Bizymomma
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Re: Can you freeze potato soup? [Re: Half_Baked]
      #22609 - 09/30/06 06:40 PM

Jan...
Usually potatoes just don't taste as good the next go around (for my taste anyway...) but I searched this topic on the net and found this. Thought it would be of use. Of course everyone has their own opinion. If it's going to go to waste, couldn'r hurt to try!
http://forums.cookingclub.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/57710767511/m/13810736821

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Half_Baked
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Re: Can you freeze potato soup? [Re: Bizymomma]
      #22610 - 09/30/06 07:22 PM

Thank Bizy! We ended up going out so I put it in the frig until tomorrow when I'll cook the steak. I tell you what, the soup looks too simple but it has a great taste. I can't wait to have it with the steak slices on it. I do believe I'll sprinkle each serving with bleu cheese.

I will have to freeze alot of it Sunday night and I am worried about the consistency when it thaws....if it isn't nice, I'll try adding a few freshly baked potatos.

With the leftovers, I'll put clams in one dinner and perhaps chopped ham in it for the last.

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Bizymomma
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Re: Can you freeze potato soup? [Re: Half_Baked]
      #22611 - 09/30/06 07:29 PM

Jan,
Is the recipe from the Splendid Soups book?

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Bizymomma
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Re: Can you freeze potato soup? [Re: Bizymomma]
      #22612 - 09/30/06 07:32 PM

I have a recipe for Baked Potato Soup that calls for chopped baked potatos and instant potato flakes! It is yum!! Something you don't dare eat when the temps are high!

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Half_Baked
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Re: Can you freeze potato soup? [Re: Bizymomma]
      #22613 - 09/30/06 07:57 PM

Yes, it is from Splendid Soups. The easiest soup I've ever made, I might add.

Hmmm, wonder why the potato flakes make a difference. Do they make it creamier or add depth?

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bjcotton
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Re: Can you freeze potato soup? [Re: Half_Baked]
      #22615 - 09/30/06 08:31 PM

Jan, do you have a FoodSaver? I frequently save soups, pasta, etc., if there is too much by vacuum packaging it. If after you've heated the soup [after freezing] and it is grainy, it makes into a great cream of soup , do you have an immersion blender? Works great.

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Bizymomma
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Re: Can you freeze potato soup? [Re: bjcotton]
      #22617 - 09/30/06 08:37 PM

Yes, the instant potato flakes add as a thickener. The recipe I have was from a copy cat recipe of Tony Roma's Baked Potato Soup. Very good...it sticks to the ribs (and a**, if you're a woman! LOL)

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Re: Can you freeze potato soup? [Re: Half_Baked]
      #22618 - 09/30/06 09:46 PM

I have frozen potato soup and found that when it thaws, it gets watery. But, as mentioned, potato flakes work wonders to make it all better! I use potato flakes to thicken all kinds of soup. I think it works better than flour or cornstarch.

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Bizymomma
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Re: Can you freeze potato soup? [Re: foodfiend]
      #22620 - 09/30/06 09:53 PM

I've never thought of using them for other soups!!! That's why this forum is sooo awesome!!

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Half_Baked
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Re: Can you freeze potato soup? [Re: Bizymomma]
      #22621 - 09/30/06 10:05 PM

BJ, my Food Saver quit heating and Mr HB is going to look at it before I toss it...and yes I have an immersion blender. That's a good idea!

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bjcotton
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Re: Can you freeze potato soup? [Re: Half_Baked]
      #22623 - 09/30/06 10:22 PM

Jan, my lil' Tootsie Roll, if you go to www.foodsaver.com and get their customer 800 number, you can call and get a good deal on a rebuilt FoodSaver. We bought a rebuilt FoodSaver Pro II after ours messed up for $50. Of course after we replaced the seals on it, it worked like brand new, so we had two. Before we did that, we bought a brand new one, so we had three. We kept the brand new one, gave the rebuilt to my lil' sis and the old one to her daughter. Then when we found out they no longer make the Pro II we bought 2 sets of seals for each one [and a couple for Lorraine too]. So, call FoodSaver and see what kind of deal you can get

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Calliope
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Re: Can you freeze potato soup? [Re: bjcotton]
      #22625 - 10/01/06 12:36 AM

I freeze potato soup all the time with no problems. It's one of the soups I try to keep in the freezer at all times. I had some pretty tough dental work done this week and defrosted and ate potato soup twice. My recipe calls for half and half and I used the Land O Lakes fat free version for this batch. Worked just as well as the regular. It's never been watery nor has it changed in texture in any way.

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Half_Baked
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Re: Can you freeze potato soup? [Re: bjcotton]
      #22631 - 10/01/06 09:34 AM

Calliope, I'm glad you've tested it. I sure would hate to mess up this great soup.

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So, call FoodSaver and see what kind of deal you can get




I certainly will give that a try, BJ. I miss it so much and the ones I like at the store are about $149 now...but now that I think about it, that's prob what I paid for mine at Costco.

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bjcotton
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Re: Can you freeze potato soup? [Re: Half_Baked]
      #22634 - 10/01/06 01:04 PM

Having used a FoodSaver I would probably not be satisfied with another brand, although they may be just as good. FoodSaver had some versions on sale on their website that seemed a pretty good deal, but I have used the Pro II all day long and it never overheated or failed in anyway. My older sister, Carol, and her husband used mine a couple of times and decided they wanted one. But, instead of paying a little more and getting a good model, they settled for the cheapest model and then bitched about it until I told them if they weren't so cheap they'd have things that last longer and did a better job. She, Carol, used to bitch about her MIL using washclothes until you could see through them...a couple of years ago I was helping her fold her laundry and here were all these washclothes and handtowels that I bet you could have read through. I frequently call her Eloise [her MIL's name] nowadays. In the last couple of years she has begun to travel and buy better quality things now that she has retired.

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Calliope
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Re: Can you freeze potato soup? [Re: Half_Baked]
      #22639 - 10/01/06 04:21 PM

My Mom freezes it all the time as well and we didn't even use the FoodSaver, though that would be a much better idea. We froze them in those ziploc containers. I'm not sure why others have had bad results or why I haven't. Mine is pretty straight potato soup, pureed. We add the toppings/garnishes just before serving. It's really a great soup to have in the freezer. I was SOOOO glad I had it last week. I was starving, but advised against too much chewing and I was pretty sore, anyway. This was a comforting meal to have. It's almost as good as having a homemade chicken soup for what ails ya!

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Re: Can you freeze potato soup? [Re: Calliope]
      #23200 - 10/12/06 08:54 AM

Jan, did I miss it??? All I see is talk of freezing this soup, but I didn't see if you liked it or not??? (How can I mark my new book??? )

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Half_Baked
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Re: Can you freeze potato soup? [Re: cjs]
      #23206 - 10/12/06 09:55 AM

I loved the Baked potato soup! It's great alone and so very versatile. I would never have thought to put grilled steak in potato soup, and I did sprinkle it with bleu cheese.

I froze the leftovers and I only have about 1 c left. I'll have it for lunch...maybe today!

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Edited by Half_Baked (10/12/06 09:58 AM)


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dollop
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Re: Can you freeze potato soup? [Re: Half_Baked]
      #23209 - 10/12/06 11:04 AM

It's supposed to cool down here tonight, so I plan to make this soup for dinner tomorrow. I just may incorporate your idea of the bleu cheese to the recipe (DH swears he doesn't like "bleu" but I think he will like this!!). I will hold you up as example when he resists!!

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