How to store cut sweet potatoes?

In this brief guide, we are going to answer the question” How to store cut sweet potatoes?” with an in-depth analysis of storing cut sweet potatoes in the fridge and the freezer. Moreover, we are going to highlight how long pre-cut sweet potatoes last.

How to store cut sweet potatoes?

To store cut sweet potatoes, you have to submerge them in cold water. Then keep them in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. If you want to freeze cut sweet potatoes, then blanch the potatoes and then transfer them to an airtight container. Frozen cut sweet potatoes could have a shelf life of up to 6 months in the freezer.

  1. Store potatoes in the fridge:

Cut potatoes can be stored in the fridge for a short amount of time. If you are going to make a dish with the potatoes within a day, but you aren’t quite ready to add the potatoes into the dish yet.

If you are going to add potatoes to a slow roast, you should wait before adding the potatoes so that they do not dissolve while they cook.

Sweet potatoes can last slightly longer in the fridge than on the counter after they are cut, you should not keep cut potatoes in the fridge for more than 24 hours.

If you want to store your raw but cut sweet potatoes properly in the fridge. For this purpose, you should have a bowl that is large enough to hold all of the cut potatoes. If you do not have a large bowl, then you can also use multiple bowls, but it will take up a fair amount of extra room in your fridge. 

  1. Store sweet potatoes in the freezer:

If you want your potatoes to last a little bit longer, you can store them in the freezer. Foods can have a longer shelf life in the freezer than the foods that are stored in the fridge or on the counter.

There are a few steps that you should follow to keep the te0.texture and taste of your sweet potatoes from being altered in the freezer’s harsh environment.

Before freezing potatoes, it is necessary to remove all of the skin from the potatoes. If any bacteria are on the skin, then bacteria can transfer onto the potato itself during the defrosting process. If the potatoes are on the brink of going bad, then you can also do this to preserve sweet potatoes.

Once you have peeled potatoes, you will want to Blanch the sweet potatoes for about two to three minutes. Blanching a vegetable means this process involves boiling the potato for a short amount of time. (Time would be two to three minutes before) putting them on ice to rapidly cool them down.

Before putting potatoes onto the ice, you should drain the potatoes in a colander to avoid a mess. You should keep the potatoes in the ice water for another two to three minutes. Now you can dry the potatoes.

How long can raw cut sweet potatoes last in the fridge?

  • If you have submerged your cut sweet potatoes in the fridge, they can have a shelf life of 3-4 days.
  • If you want to put them in an airtight container then their shelf life will be 2-3 days.
  • Cut sweet potatoes can have a shelf life of up to 4 days. Your sweet potatoes taste the best quality. It is best to cook your raw cut sweet potatoes 24 hours after cutting them. 

How long do pre-cut sweet potatoes last?

If you store your pre-cut sweet potatoes at a cool temperature. The cool temperature should be 55 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit. If you have already cut sweet potatoes, then they can last longer at this cold temperature than if you left them at room temperature. If the pre-cut sweet potatoes are uncovered, they will last longer. If the sweet potatoes are stored in these conditions they can have a shelf life of up to four weeks before they start to spoil. If you leave cut sweet potatoes near any other fruit or vegetable, then they will spoil quicker. 

Some people say that if you are going to cut sweet potatoes, it will make the sweet potatoes spoil quicker. This is not true. If you are cutting a sweet potato. If you are cutting potatoes, cutting will not speed up the time it takes to spoil. Although, the cut side of the sweet potatoes will start to dry out.

Here, you can find mistakes that you do while making sweet potatoes.

Conclusion:

In this brief guide, we answered the question” How to store cut sweet potatoes?” with an in-depth analysis of storing cut sweet potatoes in the fridge and the freezer. Moreover, we discussed how long pre-cut sweet potatoes last.

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