There’s nothing quite like the taste of a warm, roasted potato. But what if you’ve got leftovers? Are they still good to eat? How long do cooked potatoes last in the refrigerator? And are there any health risks associated with eating old food? I’m here to answer all of your burning questions — and more!
Fresh potatoes are best stored in the refrigerator, where they will last for up to a week. If you have cooked them and want to store them for later, it’s best to do so in an airtight container or freezer bag. Keep in mind that if you’ve cut open a potato before cooking and then refrigerated it after cooking (as opposed to leaving the whole potato uncut), there’s no need for any freezing: just keep this cut side down on top of other uncut potatoes so that any juices don’t drip onto other foods! If your spuds do start sprouting mold or turning greenish in color–or if they’re just looking kind of funky–throw them out immediately; don’t risk getting sick from spoiled food!
Store-Bought Baked or Boiled Potatoes
If you’ve got a few leftover baked or boiled potatoes, store them in the refrigerator. They’ll be good for about a week–just wrap them in plastic and put them in the crisper drawer.
If you want to keep your potato longer than that, just store it in a cool dry place (not on top of other food items).
Fresh Potato Chips
Potato chips are a classic snack food and they’re simple to make at home. You can bake them in the oven or deep fry them, but there are some things you need to know about how long cooked potato chips will last before they go bad.
If you bake them at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about 15 minutes on each side, that should give them enough time for their edges to become golden brown and crispy while keeping their insides fluffy and soft. Once they’re done cooking, let them cool off before storing so that steam doesn’t build up inside the bag or container where they’re stored–this could cause sogginess later on! Because these potatoes have been cooked, there’s no need for refrigeration; just keep them in an airtight container like Tupperware with holes punched around its rim (to vent out excess moisture) until ready-to-eat time again!
Frozen French Fries
Frozen French fries are very durable and will keep for up to 6 months in the freezer. If you don’t use all of them at once, you can store them in a freezer bag or container for several weeks.
If you want to cook frozen french fries, just put them on a baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit until they’re done (about 20 minutes).
How long cooked potatoes are good for depends on what type of potato you have, whether you make them at home or buy them already-cooked.
- Fresh potatoes are good for about 1-2 weeks.
- Store-bought baked or boiled potatoes are good for about a week.
- Fresh potato chips are good for about a week if they’re kept in an airtight container and stored in the refrigerator, but they won’t last much longer than that–after all, they’re deep-fried!
- Frozen French fries can last up to a month in your freezer before they start to go bad (if you don’t eat them all first).
So, how long are cooked potatoes good for? The answer depends on what type of potato you have and whether it’s fresh or frozen. If you’re making your own fries at home, then they will stay fresh for about two days in the refrigerator. But if you buy them already cooked from a restaurant or grocery store, then you can keep them around for up to five days–or longer if they’re refrigerated properly!