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Subject: Freezing potato Scallop
Newsgroups: rec.food.cooking

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From: Reg Yabsley 
Date: Thu, 01 Jun 2000 19:44:40 -0300
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Hello,
          I'm wondering about potato scallop?  I would like to prepare 
this twenty-four hours ahead of time but wonder how to prevent the 
discoloration of the potatoes on top, and whether the potatoes would 
absorb the milk making the dish dry?  Usually I prepare this and 
immediately pop in the oven.  I want to make less work on the day I'm 
entertaining. Also, has anyone ever prepared the scallop and frozen it?  
Directions please and any helpful suggestions.  Thank you.           
Shirley

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From: Edwin Pawlowski 
Date: Thu, 1 Jun 2000 22:35:23 -0400
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The potatoes turn brown from a reaction to oxygen, just like many fruits do.
I'd sprinkle it with a commercial product like Fruit Fresh or dip the slices
in a bit of lemon juice.

Potatoes do not freeze well.
Ed

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From: willille 
Date: Thu, 01 Jun 2000 19:46:02 -0700
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I have yet to find a way to freeze potato, either cooked or raw.
They always end up with a mealy texture when you cook them or
warm them up.

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From: Stan Horwitz 
Date: 2 Jun 2000 12:57:42 GMT
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Your best bet is to keep the sliced potatoes in a bowl of water with a 
few squeezes of lemon juice in the refridgerater over night instead of 
freezing them. This will keep the potatoes from discoloring. You can then 
easily put them in a pan with the milk and other ingredients and bake them 
when at the appropriate time.

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From: turner[at]reed.edu (Johanna C. Colgrove)
Date: 2 Jun 2000 09:48:49 -0800
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I wouldn't freeze it either, but I might parboil the sliced potatoes (just
enough to cook the surface) then assemble and refridgerate overnight. 

Water alone is enough to keep potatoes from turning brown, you don't need
the lemon for them. At least in my experience prep cooking in a big
kitchen. 



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