How to Can Potatoes (Plus 10 Other Ways to Preserve Them)



  1. Remove the eyes and peel the potatoes.
  2. Chop them into pieces and place them in a large bowl or sink full of cool water to prevent oxidation. Some places say to add lemon juice, but I found it wasn't necessary.
  3. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add the potatoes, and parboil them for a couple minutes.
  4. Drain the water and rinse the potatoes with hot water to remove starch. (Unless that sort of thing doesn't bother you.)
  5. Spoon the cubes into clean quart-sized mason jars and fill the jars with hot water, leaving 1" headspace.
  6. If you'd like, add 1 teaspoon of salt to each jar.
  7. Wipe the rims and then top the jars with clean rings and lids.
  8. Pressure can according to manufacturer's directions at 10 pounds of pressure for 40 minutes.

Recipe by Reformation Acres at