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Frozen Potatoes

Potato Products – U.S. Frozen Potatoes

Premium Performance from Farm to Freezer

Not all frozen potatoes are created equal. U.S. growers know that higher quality potatoes mean higher profits. That’s why they use precise processing standards to ensure each potato starts with high solids and low sugars, so you can cut prep time, operational costs, and count on premium appearance, taste, and texture across all U.S. frozen products. 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.

U.S. frozen 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 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.

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).

U.S. frozen potatoes are never out of season. Thanks to plentiful harvests year-round, along with our pioneering processing and packaging technologies that lock in freshness, remove defects, and maintain product integrity, you can always count on supply, quality, and consistency.

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.

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U.S. frozen potato products start from 100% U.S. fresh potatoes. Starting fresh not only creates more profitable solutions for kitchens, but also generates more sales for you.

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. In fact, U.S. potatoes produce longer fries than any competitor, resulting in more servings and greater profits.

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.


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 — U.S. processors offer a product to suit your needs.

As the originators of the frozen fry, the U.S. is continuing to invent new cuts and formats for fry fans around the world. Discover the shape, size, and style of U.S. frozen potato that’s just right for your operation—and learn how to create unique dishes for your menu with the culinary development support provided by Potatoes USA.

Whole Frozen Baked Potatoes


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.


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.

Frozen Half Shells


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.


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.

Frozen Wedges


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.


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!

Frozen Mashed Potatoes


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.


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!

IQF Shreds


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.


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.

IQF Dices


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.


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

Frozen/Straight Cut Fries


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.


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.

Crinkle Cut Fries


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.


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.

Loop/Curly Fries


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.


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.

Lattice/Basket Weave Cuts


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.


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.

Tater Drums


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.


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.

IQF Hash Brown Patties


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.


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!