Bulk 15# Potato Baking: Recipes

What do you do with 15 pounds of potatoes? You wash them with this cute brush for starters. Then you pierce each one only once with a knife to release the steam while baking. Next, I prepare my potato list. I’ve already done this in my head (feel free to write it down if you’re an A -type).  I used to be prior to four kids. I generally make a lot of the same potato recipes when they go on sale for 2.99 for ten pounds. Recently, I purchased three five-pound bags for 1.99.

This is a quick start to many of my pan-fried, grilled and crock-pot recipes. When they’re cool I chop them into potato sizes like this:

For pan or grilled French Fries or  grilled potato wedges.

For Pan-fried hashbrowns

I freeze them in quart size bags and wait till we’re ready for a potato fix. I thaw the potatoes in my thawing box in the refrigerator over night and cook them up for dinner, breakfast and sometimes at the campground.

I’ve saved myself money and a whole lot of time by pre-cooking. And I have preservative-free potatoes ready to cook and season any way I like.

Here’s my fast and easy baking potato tips:

  • Fill sink a third of the way with water and immerse potatoes
  • Scrub each potato with a potato brush rinsing as necessary (ask your kiddos to help as a fun chore
  • Pierce once with a paring knife before baking
  • Place like size potatoes on a baking pan; removing smaller ones first
  • Check doneness with a fork; don’t over cook potaotes you’re freezing
  • Cool completely and slice in desired shapes and bag squeezing out the air
Restaurant Style Potatoes


  • Baking Potatoes
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Kosher or Sea Salt


  1. Wash, Scrub and pierce potatoes.
  2. Rub with oil by hand or with a pastry brush.
  3. Rub or sprinkle salt liberally.
  4. Bake at 400 degrees for one hour or until done.
  5. Wrap in foil to keep hot.
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Want to bake your potatoes while you’re away? Try crock pot baked potatoes.

What’s your favorite potato recipe? This is linked to We Are that Family

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