Smashed, boiled, or fried? How would you eat 'em?

@theponch (198)
United States
April 27, 2007 8:37pm CST
One of the most common and readily available vegetables is the potato. It is one the staples of our family's eating habits. I keep at least twenty pounds available all the time. We eat them at least once a day with one of our meals. They are great source of energy, and vitamins, surprisingly enough. They are a great filler for a hungry appetite as well. I have found out recently that my dogs love the peals as well. My question, though, is, do you have any extraordinary recipes you can share? I'd love to try something other than the common smashed, fried, or baked. Thanks for any input.
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@brendalee (6083)
• United States
28 Apr 07
I have a recipe that I like but it calls for the frozen hash browns, but you could probably make your own and use it in the recipe. I like potatoes too and this recipe is really good. I'll bet it would be even better with your own hash browns. 1 pound pkg. frozen hash browns 1/2 cup butter-melted 1 - 16 OZ. French onion dip 1 can broccoli & cheese soup 1/4 cup chopped onion 8 OZ. shredded sharp cheddar cheese Mix butter, dip, soup, onion and cheese, stir in frozen hash browns. Spread evenly into a 9" X 13" pan.Bake at 350 for 2 hours or until golden brown.
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@suscan (1955)
• United States
28 Apr 07
This sounds great. This would go good with just about anything.
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@gardengrrl (1445)
• United States
29 Apr 07
I had a cookbook, years ago, called Wild About Potatos, with a bunch of really good recipes. I used to make turkey stuffing with them, and potato and bacon soup, and lots of others. Try an Amazon.com title search, perhaps you'll find a copy. I'll call my ex-roommate and see if she still has it. One quick idea my gang loves is, grate some Yukon Gold or baby Bliss, a little less than a quarter lb per serving, mince some onions and garlic, dice a bit of bell pepper. Brown it all in a bit of olive oil, add salt & pepper to taste. Beat one egg per person (like for scrambled eggs), and add it to browned veggies. Cook to desired doneness, serve with toast or biscuits or English muffins, perhaps a slice of cantaloupe or some orange segments. We call this, "dinner eggs". You can top it with grated cheddar cheese, too.
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@Polly1 (12648)
• United States
28 Apr 07
I love potatoes too, I make them all different ways. Just use your imagination. You can add diferent seasoning, butter, sour cream, cheese. I love them any way.
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@AKRao24 (21388)
• India
28 Apr 07
I am from India and in our country we normally have either wheat or Rice as our staple food. We do consume potatoes. But then it enjoys the status of Vegetable more than a staple food! I am also surprised some times when we are having rice and wheat which are rich in carbohydrates why again we use potates to make cussry to have along with these items! Both of them are having same constituents i.e carbohydrates as the main ingradient in them! In India we prepare curry or we call it as "Subji" by adding various spices to it and cooking them togrther after slightly frying them ! Basic proceedure, more or less remains the same in every state but the spices may chnge from state to state. We mash the boiled potatoes and fry them along with the spices and we call it as "Bhurji". Potatoes as prepared above are dipped in the thin dough made from pulses and fried which is one of the famopus snack in India and is available almost every where on the streets. There is another similar snack waht we call it as Samosa, where the smashed Potatoes after getting themselves fried with spices are encapsuled on thin layer of dough made from wheat flour and it is deep fried! This snack is also very famous and practically it is eaten by rich and poor alike! Potatoes bolied and smashed and they are added in yoghurt along with coriender leaves , a pinch of red chillies and a pinch of salt to make it as a Raita. In Bengal a state from Eastern part of India The potatoes are boiled and smashed and in it raw oinions are added after cutting them in small pieces and this mixture is fried slighly in a small amount of oil along with onion seeds. This preparation is mixed with cooked rice along with milk fat ! This is a delicious food to eat! Other ways in which we use potatoes are in the form of Potato Chips, Boiled potatoes are made into dough and are made to pass through small holes under pressure to foer long thred like structures resembling noodles and these things are deep froied and we call them as Aloo Bhujia. It is also a famous snack! Potatoew are genearlly mixed with many vegetables and other substances to have curry! Some famous Vegetable which are used in combination with potatoes are Green peas, Cauli flower, Cabbage, Brinjal, carrots, Cheese, Lamb, Fish etc. Another preparation which is similsr to biryani is prepared by using various vegetables including potaoes which are cooked togrther with Rice with spices this is called as "Khichadi"! This is the way we use potatoew in general in our country and more or less in our family too! For I ndain recepies with Potatoes you can go to any Indian Cooking site! Thanks for the Topic,I enjoyed answering it!
@mtoxales (374)
• Canada
28 Apr 07
Potato is one of the vegetables that we always have on hand. But we only use it as part of the main dish because we always have rice. Having mashed, boiled or fried potato would make our carbohydrate intake double. Another variation you can make could be a baked potato. I have not really done this recipe but I suggest after boiling it, you can put cheese on top and bake it. You can also make potato salad.
• United States
28 Apr 07
I am not sure if dogs should eat potatoes. Heard that somewhere.
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• United States
28 Apr 07
Well I like them grilled with onions and peppers little seasoned.
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@samrat16 (2442)
• India
28 Apr 07
I have got two recipes to share with you of mashed potato. Last one is better I think. 2 pounds baking potatoes, cooked until tender 3/4 to 1 cup hot milk 2 tbsp butter 4 ounces sliced American cheese, cut in small squares 3/4 cup shredded extra sharp Cheddar cheese 1/2 tsp pepper Pinch cayenne pepper Mash potatoes with half the milk and butter. Add cheese, then remaining milk and butter and seasonings. Beat until creamy. I also like to use about half a can of cream of mushroom soup, or make garlic ones with cream and garlic power. This is the best mashed potato recipe, ever. Bake 6 russet potatoes, these must be baking potatoes. Bake until done. Take out, cut in half and dump into a bowl with one stick of butter, salt and white (or black) pepper. Mash until butter in melted and slowly add half and half to the mixture. Do not over mash or mixture will turn glutenous. add half and half, about half a cup. taste for seasoning, serve immediately. Yummilicious.
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
28 Apr 07
Wow once a day. I usually have some kind of potatoe a couple times a week. Just last night I had baked potatoes. I do agree its a great source of vitamins. You can try scallope potatoes. Just peel some potatoes and slice them put them in cooking dish with alittle salt and pepper and milk and butter and bake at 350 for 1 hour.
@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
28 Apr 07
I am sorry to have to tell you no, i do not have any recipes for you. We do not eat potatoes anymore. Its one of those carb things.
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@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
28 Apr 07
Yes when I have my potato I have them in various ways but the one that is my favourite is the mashed potatoes. We eat potatoes on a daily basis and buy them in 10 kilo bags. Well I shall have to have a look for you in my recipe folder so that I can send out something very different for you as I do send out recipes in my discussions but the next one I send will be specially for you.
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@Calais (10900)
• Australia
28 Apr 07
No sorry, but I love them mashed, yum, cant get enough. Som etimes for a change I put chopped up parsley in it or finely chopped raw onions.
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@castleghost (1304)
• United States
3 May 07
I actually eat them anyway that my girlfriend cooks them. One of my favorite ways happen to be roasted. She takes about two pounds of small washed potatoes,three tablespoons of olive oil, salt and pepper. Mix with any combination of fresh chopped rosemary, thyme, savory, marjoram, and sage. Place in to a raosting pan. Roast at three hundred seventy five degrees for about one hour. Tossing a few times so that the potatoes don't stick. As soon as potatoes are done, toss with three tablespoons of any combination of fresh chopped chives, parsley,or chervil and the juice of one lemon.
@franxexces (1096)
• Philippines
1 May 07
FRIED!!! I don't like potato that much but when it's fried as in french fries ohhh I love it!! Especially when you mix it with onion and garlic or cheese powder.
@KissThis (3006)
• United States
29 Apr 07
I don't se potatoes as often as I use to because their not good for me. I sure do miss them though. Here are a couple of my favorite recipes I use to use. Hungarian Potato Noodles 3 to 4 medium potatoes, cooked and mashed 1 large egg 2 to 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup (4 ounces) butter 2/3 cup bread crumbs 1/2 cup hot water 2 tablespoons sugar In a large bowl, mix mashed potatoes with the egg. Make a well in the center of mixture and add enough flour and the salt to form a soft dough. Roll dough into ropes about 1/4-inch in diameter and cut into 1 to 1 1/2-inch pieces. Heat a large pot of water to boil. Drop noodles into boiling water and cook until done, about 10 minutes. Drain well. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add bread crumbs and cook until nicely browned, stirring often. Add the water and sugar and cook for about 5 minutes or until crumbs have softened. Add the drained noodles and toss to coat well. Serve hot. Cheddar Potato Meat Loaf The gravy mix and dried onions impart a deep flavor without the need for further spices or salt. And the potato crust keeps the meat loaf moist. (This is truly a family pleaser!) 1 package dry brown gravy mix 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef 2 teaspoons dried onion flakes 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 4 cups cooked mashed potatoes 1 teaspoon chopped green onion 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Combine ground beef, gravy mix, onion flakes and pepper in a large bowl; mix well. Shape into a loaf about 2 inches high and place in shallow casserole or roasting pan . Combine mashed potatoes with green onions and spread over meat loaf mixture, covering it entirely. Bake for 55 minutes or until golden-brown in places. Top with cheddar cheese and bake for 5 more minutes. You may want to tip pan to drain fat from meat loaf halfway through cooking time.
@Calais (10900)
• Australia
28 Apr 07
No sorry, but I love them mashed, yum, cant get enough. Som etimes for a change I put chopped up parsley in it or finely chopped raw onions.