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Re: The Humble Potato
« Reply #50 on: July 25, 2014, 05:17:27 PM »
You can always freeze them. 

http://www.wikihow.com/Freeze-Potatoes

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Re: The Humble Potato
« Reply #51 on: July 25, 2014, 09:29:23 PM »
Vodka.

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Re: The Humble Potato
« Reply #52 on: July 25, 2014, 11:48:47 PM »
We grow and eat a LOT of potatoes. :)  A few more favorites:

We roast potatoes all the time, instead of baking.  Cut into wedges/chunks/slices, coat with olive oil, salt and pepper, spread on a cookie sheet and bake at 400 for 20-40 mins, or until crispy on the outside.  Then, you can mix it up: add chili powder, rosemary, garlic, whatever you feel like.  In the winter, we OFTEN mix the potatoes with sweet potato chunks, carrots, mushrooms, onions, bell peppers, brocoli, cauliflower, etc etc.  Then you've got your starch and veg all in one--just add a protein! Particularly good with grilled fish and tartar sauce...

Also, if you've got leftover mashed (or whole that are easy to mash up), we make fish cakes--yum!  Saute some onion, when soft mix with mashed potato, a tin of salmon (or other leftover fish), salt, pepper, herbs if you want, and an egg.  Bread crumbs if too wet.  Form into cakes, coat in flour, pan fry in butter.  Awesome.

Our everyday quick technique is just a panfry/hashbrown like side: slice potatoes fairly thinly (1/4" or so), heat a frying pan (non-stick of some kind is best, cast iron rocks) with a goodly amount of butter, spread potato slices around, layer if necessary.  Cover.  There will be enough moisture from the potatoes to cook them while they crisp.  Stir periodically, add salt and pepper toward the end, after they're starting to get crispy.  Great for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

We had this tonight with some really good sausages and an imitation sauerkraut dish of cabbage from the garden (essentially shredded cabbage braised in a little white wine and apple cider vinegar and a little grainy mustard, so it tastes almost like sauerkraut).  It was awesome.  I commented that if we added a piece of toast and a poached egg, we could have the leftovers for breakfast! :) Happiness...

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Re: The Humble Potato
« Reply #53 on: July 30, 2014, 03:55:54 PM »
We had this tonight with some really good sausages and an imitation sauerkraut dish of cabbage from the garden (essentially shredded cabbage braised in a little white wine and apple cider vinegar and a little grainy mustard, so it tastes almost like sauerkraut).  It was awesome.  I commented that if we added a piece of toast and a poached egg, we could have the leftovers for breakfast! :) Happiness...

You just planned my dinner for tomorrow night...and Friday breakfast!  Thanks! :-)