If you were given a bag of potatoes, and could cook it in anyway...
January 15, 2009 6:43pm CST
what would you do? My favorite ways to use potatoes is mashed potatoes with butter...baked potatoes with only butter...french fries...potato chips. I know how to do the mashed potatoes. I may need someone to walk me through how make baked potatoes. I've tried french fries from potatoes, and couldn't get them quite right. I couldn't begin to know here to begin for potato chips. Any ideas?
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17 Jan 09
Here's an Irish recipe called Colcannon Ingredients 1kg (2 lbs) potatoes, freshly cooked and mashed 250g ( ½ lb) kale, just cooked, drained and finely chopped, or bunch of scallions, (spring onions) finely chopped Milk, butter, salt and black pepper To Cook Method Mix potatoes and kale/scallions together. Heat some milk with a generous knob of butter. Beat it into the potato mixture until smooth and creamy. Season well. Worth a try if you have lots of potatoes, It's on of those moreish foods.
• United States
16 Jan 09
The thing I like about potatoes is they are like hamburger. You can do so many things with them. I like them mashed and fried and baked. They go with every thing. They are very filling and by them selves have few calories. They are good as a soup or in a soup. My family likes them scalloped too. Baking a potato is really very simple. You can poke holes in the potato or just smear it with oil to keep the skins soft. Wrap them in tin foil and bake in the oven at 350 degrees check them after about 45 minutes to see if a fork slides into the potato easily. They can be over baked and lose the moisture and become hard it you leave them too long. If you have some left over be sure to peel them while they are still warm for easy peel or skin removal. If you let them get cold it is more difficult to remove the shin. These are great for making hash brown or regular fried potatoes.
• United States
16 Jan 09
I like all of the above ways to make potatoes. I would make scalloped potatoes with mine. Potato soup is also another favorite. Actualy baked potatoes are quite simple to make. Scrub your potatoes, pierce them with a fork, I oil mine and roll them in sea salt, wrap them in foil, put in a 350 oven for an hour. If you soak your fresh cut fries in cold water it removes some of the starch and they seem to fry better. Also make sure your oil is hot before placing the well drained fries in. We love homemade potato chips. Slice your potatoes very thin and put them in hot oil until they float. We season ours with cajun seasoning.
16 Jan 09
If I were given a bag of potatoes and could cook it anyway I would likely start with A Big Pot Of New England Clam Chowder. I would continue on with Mashed Potatoes and I would make a lot so I could use the left overs the next day for a nice casserole dish of Shepperd's Pie I also love to wash, peel and semi boil and potato to then cool and shred for Hash Browns Potato Salad is a major staple in the summer months. Pan Fries by washing, peeling and slicing a potato, adding to a preheated frying pan with cooking oil. Baked Potato can be easily made by washing and spearing with a fork before placing in a preheated 350 degree over for at least 60 minutes. Baked potatoes can be made in the microwave as well and are quite good. Be sure to spear the potato several times with a fork first. Otherwise it will explode in your microwave, making a huge mess that you will regret when you have to clean it up later. Potato Chips can be made by preheating over to 350. Wash and peel a potato. Thinly slice and place sliced on a well greased cookie sheet. Put in the over. Turn regularly until golden brown and crunchy. Add to Pot Of Stew, washed, peeled and cubed. French Fries can be sliced manually from a washed potato or use a slicer designed for french fries. Either submerge in a pot of hot oil or place each french fry sliced potato onto a well greased cookie sheet and place in a preheated 350 degree oven. Turn regularly until golden brown. My Favorite: Wash, peel and generously slice a potato. Pat dry the slices and butter each side. Place slices on cookie sheet and place in a 350 degree oven. Turn occasionally until golden brown on each side. You will have a serving of Oven Baked Potatoes Awesome with hamburgers. I also like to pan fry left over boiled potatoes, with a bit of garlic, onion and pepper.
16 Jan 09
I take my potatoes and cut them up put some butter, garlic, pepper and onions on them. Then I put them in the microwave and cook them for about 20 mins. They come out nice and soft then. I serve them with sour cream. This is a favorite in my house. As for baked potatoe I just wash them then cover them in tin foil put them in the oven until they are soft.
16 Jan 09
Hi there Sunrise! If I am given a bag of potatoes, I would make mojo potatoes or potato chips and sprinkle it with some salt and pepper. That, or french fries. I will add some bbq flavoring because I rally love barbecue flavored fries. Now you got me in the mood for fries. I might drop by in the public market and check for some potatoes.
12 Feb 09
if i have full bag of potatoes i make french fries , and i make potato chips also. i will also make indian curries which i like more,as i am indian. i make curries with potato like dum aloo, aloo kurma , potato fry ,potato stew etc. i make daily one variety curry if i have more potatoes. i won;t get bored with eating potatoes daily. see below french fries recipe if u want to make it. ingredients: 4-5 large russet potatoes peanut oil salt Directions: Preheat oven to 200 degrees. In a large dutch oven heat oil to 320 degrees. Peel potatoes and EVENLY cut fries into 1/4" x 1/4" strips of equal length. Place in a large bowl of cold water as you're slicing. Drain potatoes thoroughly, removing any excess water. When oil reaches 320 degrees, submerge the potatoes in the oil. Working in small batches, fry for 2 to 3 minutes until they are pale and floppy. Remove from oil, drain, and cool to room temperature. Increase the temperature of the oil to 375 degrees. Re-immerse fries and cook until crisp and golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove and drain on roasting rack. Season with kosher salt. Once again this is done is small batches and will need to be kept warm in the oven until all potatoes are fried. potato chips recipe : Ingredients: 6 or more medium lg. potatoes Oil or fat for deep frying Salt Preparation: Wash and peel the potatoes. Slice very thin. An old fashioned cabbage slicer can be used (careful of the fingers) - or use a sharp knife or food processor with a thin slicing blade. Put the slices at once into a bowl of cold water and let stand for at least one hour. Ice water is best, but you can set the whole bowl in the refrigerator if you wish. Dry well by shaking them in a towel. Fry in hot oil at 390 degrees F. until a light golden brown. Don't try frying too many at once, better to put one layer on the frying basket. Drain on paper towels or any kind of plain crumpled absorbent paper. If you haven't any paper, use a worn dish towel. Salt lightly. These can be kept for some time if they are sealed into plastic bags or containers after they have cooled.
12 Feb 09
if i have bag of potatoes , i make french fries and store them. i also make pototo chips which can stay for more long time. and i will make potato curries daily in meals and take it with cooked plain rice. in india we can make many curry recipes with the potatoes. so i will make daily one variety of curry. and recently i have seen in one indian channel how to make gulabjam(sweet) with potatoes. so i will try it ,if i have more potatoes. u can prepare this french fries recipe if u want : Ingredients: 4-5 large russet potatoes peanut oil salt Directions: Preheat oven to 200 degrees. In a large dutch oven heat oil to 320 degrees. Peel potatoes and EVENLY cut fries into 1/4" x 1/4" strips of equal length. Place in a large bowl of cold water as you're slicing. Drain potatoes thoroughly, removing any excess water. When oil reaches 320 degrees, submerge the potatoes in the oil. Working in small batches, fry for 2 to 3 minutes until they are pale and floppy. Remove from oil, drain, and cool to room temperature. Increase the temperature of the oil to 375 degrees. Re-immerse fries and cook until crisp and golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove and drain on roasting rack. Season with kosher salt. Once again this is done is small batches and will need to be kept warm in the oven until all potatoes are fried. Oven-fried Potato Chips Recipe which is from the link http://www.elise.com/recipes/archives/000879oven-fried_potato_chips.php Ingredients 4 russet (baking) potatoes, peeled and sliced diagonally 1/8 inch thick 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) of butter, melted Coarse salt to taste Method: Pat the potatoes dry between paper towels and arrange them in one layer in 2 buttered cookie sheets pans. Brush the potatoes with the butter, bake them in a preheated 500°F oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown. Sprinkle them with the salt.