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DIY Steam and Mash Bags
« on: August 03, 2009, 01:51:10 PM »
I had an idea while I was cleaning a mound of Potatoes from the Garden today.
I was thinking about how to store them and then in the background
an ad for those Steam and Mash Potatoes came on.

Light Bulb Moment............ I can make my own Steam and Mash Bags!!!!

I peeled and cut up the potatoes into cubes. Par boiled them until they were almost done.
(Still a little firm when poked with a fork)
Rinsed them and let them cool completely,
I then put them in a Food Saver Bag and vacuumed a little of the air out.
(I didn't want to squish the Potatoes!)
Then threw the bag in the Freezer.
Voila!!! My own Steam and Mash Bag
I was thinking you could do the Steam and Mash thing or use them as Hash Browns!

Am I smart or what?????? Don't answer until the answer is yes!  ;D


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Re: DIY Steam and Mash Bags
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2011, 12:33:09 PM »
Use a permanent marker to write the packing date and description on the bagged food. So I would estimate around 15 minutes for two bags, but you will need to open one bag to test and then pop back in if they are not quite done. Or you could do one bag, and while mashing it, do the other one, and then just combine the two.