Potato Products

U.S. Frozen Potatoes

U.S. frozen potato products stand out from the competition, providing superior quality and greater profits you can rely on with every case you purchase. Our high performance potatoes come in a large variety of value-added forms suitable for any cuisine. Potatoes USA also partners with you to provide training and marketing support to maximize sales and profits.

  • Quality

    Not all frozen potato products are created equal. Quality starts with premium U.S. grown potatoes, the result of ideal growing temperatures, rich soil and generations of grower expertise. U.S. potatoes destined for processing must meet stringent standards for high "solids" and low sugar content – just right for creating frozen potato products with a desirable appearance, taste and texture. A plentiful year-round supply of these premium potatoes guarantees a consistent supply chain.

    U.S. processors use state-of-the-art technology to meet high industry standards. The finished product is instantly quick-frozen to lock in the flavor and nutrients of fresh potatoes. (To learn more about how modern technology for frozen food maintains fresh-picked nutrition click here)

    To ensure food safety, every U.S. potato processor meets stringent requirements of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The quality of the final frozen product is further assured by government standards. The United States is the only country in the world with mandatory USDA Grading Standards for frozen potatoes.

  • Profitability

    U.S. frozen potatoes are the best value around. U.S. frozen fries are made from premium Russet potatoes, grown to just the right size to yield a high percentage of longer fries. A study at Oregon State University comparing U.S. Extra Long Fancy fries to the highest grade fries from other world exporters found the U.S. fries yielded more servings per case due to the extra length. 

    Extra servings are only part of the savings. The high solids/low moisture content of U.S. frozen potatoes conserves costly fryer oil. You can reduce labor costs as well, by taking advantage of frozen convenience to reduce staff prep time. Finally, U.S. frozen potatoes have the appealing color, fluffy texture and rich potato flavor that consumers will come back for again and again.

    The wide array of U.S. products helps build sales too. In most restaurants the fry station is one of the most profitable parts of the store. University research has demonstrated that adding a second potato item increases total potato sales from 20 to 40 percent as shown by foodservice research.

  • Variety

    The wide variety of U.S. frozen potato products can help you meet the challenge of providing your customers with healthy, convenient, globally-inspired menus and products. U.S. frozen processors offer menu-enhancing products appropriate for all occasions— breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snacking.

    Profit-enhancing straight fries are only the beginning. From specialty cuts ideal as a modern ingredient in creative meals— to batter-coated potatoes that extend holding times— to labor-saving products like whole frozen baked potatoes, frozen half shells, and IQF (individually quick frozen) shreds, slices and dices— U.S. processors offer a product to suit your needs.

Product Description

These bakers have the same great taste as a U.S. fresh potato just in a frozen form. They come in a variety of sizes to fit any appetite.

Recommended Uses

Whole frozen bakers are convenient to use whole or cut; simply heat in the oven or a microwave. Perfect alone, as a meal, or to accompany an entree. This frozen vegetable can be topped with a wide variety of ingredients to add a local flavor in any restaurant or home.

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Product Description

Frozen potato shells are pre-baked and quick frozen to provide a fast and wholesome foundation for almost any recipe. Their consistently uniform size is an advantage in portion control.

Recommended Uses

Half shells are perfect for any flavor profile or meal style. Try topping them with a variety of fillings, such as various cheeses, vegetables and meats. They are an excellent appetizer and side-dish choice in family dining restaurants. The unique shape of half shells, and their topping potential, allows for the creation of unique signature items on a menu.

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Product Description

Frozen wedges are a heartier alternative to the classic fry. The thicker-style cut of potato wedges offers the customer more potato taste in each bite.

Recommended Uses

Ideal for home delivery, room service or drive-through service, wedges are a popular cut to serve with grilled meat or sandwiches. They work great as a topping for pizzas and other items too!

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Product Description

These are mashed potatoes, simply without the hassle of washing, peeling, cutting, cooking and mashing. Packed full of nutrition and a great side dish for most entrees, mashed potatoes are quick and easy to prepare in small or large quantities.

Recommended Uses

Beneficial in cafeteria or health care settings, this product can be easily enhanced with a variety of toppings or spices to create a custom flavor. Mashed potatoes are also a highly versatile ingredient for any kitchen and a convenient choice to create salads, soups, main dishes, and even baked goods full of flavor and creativity. Click here to learn more about menu opportunities with mashed potatoes!

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Product Description

Peeled, blanched, and shredded, then instantly individually quick frozen (IQF) potatoes -- these beauties cut labor time and costs and eliminate kitchen waste! Conveniently, they can be used just as they are without defrosting.

Recommended Uses

These versatile shreds are easy to grill as hash browns or use an ingredient in stir-fries, casserole dishes, salads, stews, soups or on the top of pizza.

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Product Description

Individually quick frozen (IQF) potato slices are fresh potatoes that have been sliced, peeled, and blanched, then instantly quick frozen to preserve nutrition and flavor. No storage, washing, peeling or cutting of fresh potatoes required. Unlike fresh potatoes which may vary depending on the time of year, these perform consistently year-round.

Recommended Uses

These can save both time and labor. Use them as a pizza topping, in potato salads, stewed dishes, gratins or even as an ingredient in instant mashed potatoes. These enhance nutrition and add interesting texture to dishes both classic and nouveau.

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Product Description

Individually quick frozen (IQF) dices are already diced and pre-cooked before being frozen. Like other IQF products, these dices provide uniform consistency year-round and save time in busy kitchens.

Recommended Uses

These tasty potato chunks shorten preparation time and labor. They are easy to use in stews, soups, gratins or other potato dishes.

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Product Description

Dehydro-frozen dices have been diced and partially dried before being instantly quick-frozen, yielding a product that is lightweight for shipping and storage.

Recommended Uses

Dehydro-frozen dices taste just like fresh potatoes and are excellent in any dish requiring fresh potato dices, such as soups, chowder, stews, casseroles, vegetable mixes and salads. There are no labor costs involved in preparing them - no peeling, slicing, or washing -- and their consistency makes them a great choice for canning and retort packages.

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Product Description

Frozen straight cut fries are available in a variety of coatings and seasonings that enhance flavor and increase holding times. In order to get maximum servings per case, use the highest quality varieties of frozen straight cut fries. Look for the "Extra Long" or "Extra Long Fancy” designation on the packaging.

View USDA Grade A Extra Long Fancy frozen fry product reference online – The Right Choice.

Recommended Uses

Frozen straight cut fries are used as a side dish to a variety of hot and cold sandwiches in Quick Serve and Family Dining restaurants around the world. They taste best when served hot and lightly salted.

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Product Description

Who doesn’t love a crinkle fry? This popular variation of the classic fry pairs delicious potato flavor with a ridged, or wavy, cut for a unique texture.

Recommended Uses

The distinctive cut of this fry makes it an excellent choice for dipping in a variety of sauces. It has become the featured choice for beer pubs in some countries, because it makes an excellent appetizer. The unique texture gives crinkle cut fries more surface area, thus creating a crispier texture. In addition, crinkle cuts exceed the USDA standards for extra-long fries, giving better plate coverage and increased profits.

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Product Description

Loop or curly fries are frozen fries with a twist. The unique shape is popular among consumers, who are willing to pay more for a premium product.

Recommended Uses

The unusual shape of these fries makes them a premium promotional item at many restaurants. They are a fun side dish both children and adults enjoy eating. Curly fries also give restaurants greater yield due to their excellent plate coverage. AS an added bonus, they have an extended holding time, making them ideal for home delivery and hotels.

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Product Description

Whether you call them criss-cut fries, waffle fries, lattice fries or basket weave fries, this product comprises thick slices of potato cut into a criss-cross pattern. They can be ordered with special seasonings and batters to create a unique signature product.

Recommended Uses

Their unique waffle-like shape and thicker cut gives basket weave cuts a longer holding time and outstanding plate coverage providing greater yield. They are excellent served as an appetizer; the crisp texture of basket weave cuts makes them ideal for dipping sauces or adding a topping. Their thicker cut means they also work well as a modern ingredient in contemporary cuisine.

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Product Description

Tater drums are grated potatoes processed into a cylindrical shape, and are popular for the contrast of their crispy outside texture with their chewy potato inside.

Recommended Uses

Children love to eat these crispy potato treats. They go well with hamburgers and are very popular at chicken restaurants. They can also be served with a variety of dips and sauces to make a fun and unique appetizer.

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Product Description

IQF hash brown patties are a popular and convenient variation of hash browns. They are made from shredded potatoes formed into a patty shape. Hash browns are extremely easy to prepare; no thawing is necessary, so they can be cooked from a frozen state. The patty shape allows for easy portion control when serving and preparing.

Recommended Uses

Many restaurants serve hash browns as a side dish for breakfast, but more and more, this popular product is served as a great potato option any time of the day. Try adding a little crispy potato goodness to a sandwich by topping your burger with a hash brown patty!

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