Does store bought potato salad freeze well?
- JenniferLv 65 months ago
I wouldn't think...I had some homemade freeze on the top shelf of my fridge once. The potatoes got gummy and tough, the eggs got rubbery, and the mayo/mustard "dressing" separated. It wasn't edible.
The difference between homemade and store-bought might include a preservative of some kind that might make it possible, but I wouldn't hold my breath.
- IvaBLv 55 months ago
Potatoes always get a "mealy" texture when frozen,so I have to say no.
- geezerLv 75 months ago
Forget the potatoes .. nothing with that much mayonnaise in it will freeze well.
- heart o' goldLv 75 months ago
No potato salad freezes well. It will screw up the texture.
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- 5 months ago
Don't buy potato salad-- make it yourself. Homemade is leagues better
- Nikki PLv 75 months ago
Store bought or home made Potato salad does not freeze well.
- Anonymous5 months ago
NO! Mayo doesn't freeze well.
That being said, potato salad keeps for quite a long time in the fridge. Longer than I'd keep meat leftovers!
- A.J.Lv 75 months ago
Generally no. When potatoes are frozen commercially, the process is extremely fast. Freezing often breaks cell structure and the texture is not acceptable. It is edible as food, but will have a different texture and water separation in defrosting it. Refrigerate it for up to a few days and discard the remainder.
- regeruggedLv 75 months ago
No. Don't freeze any potato salad.
- 5 months ago
I would not recommend it, especially because it is likely to have mayonnaise.