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Old 04-18-2008, 12:40 PM   #1
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20 Pounds of Potatoes

Okay, so while I was at the mission store, they were giving away potatoes, 10 pound bags at a time. I took two. They are "white" potatoes, verses being russet or red.

Any suggestions?? Can I freeze any of it? Resources are limited, so think cheap.

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Old 04-18-2008, 12:47 PM   #2
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Sometimes I have a hard time getting through 10 lbs without a few turning soft, growing roots or getting eaten my a mouse And I love potatoes.
I can't wait to see the suggestions. I could easily by them on sale here if I knew I could use them all up.
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Old 04-18-2008, 01:00 PM   #3
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Store them someplace cool and dark. Potato soup is the first thing that comes to my mind. Because it has a creamy base, it doesn't freeze well, but you can freeze any kind of cooked potatoes, such as mashed potatoes, twice baked potatoes, etc.

Here's a helpful link:

Freezing Potatoes
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Old 04-18-2008, 01:10 PM   #4
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Get a kiddie pool and fill it with mashed potatoes.


Then dive in.
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Old 04-18-2008, 01:10 PM   #5
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There is a seasoning blend called Nature's Seasoning...

I like to cut up potatoes in 1/2" cubes or a tad smaller. Cut up onion even smaller, toss with Nature's Seasoning (more than you think), place in microwave safe bowl, cover with wrap, and cook until done. Place in bowl and top with a poached egg.

Or do the same thing in a skillet and get them nice and crusty.

Dauphinois comes to mind...add a layer of ham or kielbasa in the center with or without sliced tomatoes and some good ol' cheddar cheese (keeping it cost effective here as there are other cheeses that are good but do cost an arm and a leg!).

Since it's getting warmer Vichyssoise comes to mind.

We also like to bake a potato your favorite way, scoop out and mix with some already sauteed kielbasa and cheese and re-stuff the potato and bake until heated.

OR...scoop out cooked potato (keeping intact as much as possible) and place a layer of ham or turkey on the skin, sauteed onions and peppers, layer of cheese, place potato back on, top with a bit more onions, peppers, and cheese, and re-heat in oven to melt.
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........or, hold a bikini mashed potato wrestling contest and charge admission. For $50 you can buy a super soaker squirt gun loaded with brown gravy.


That would be awesome.
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You should be able to dice them, half cook them. Vacuum pack and freeze. You can then have all the hash browns you want for a long time....
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Old 04-18-2008, 01:58 PM   #8
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Potato salad, potato pancakes, or one large potato pancake (like a pie):

Williams-Sonoma | Recipe

Mashed Potato "Frosted" Meatloaf:
spinach-stuffed-meatloaf

Potato (& Sausage) Lasagna:
Sausage Potato Lasagna
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........or, hold a bikini mashed potato wrestling contest and charge admission. For $50 you can buy a super soaker squirt gun loaded with brown gravy.


That would be awesome.
You're killing me!

Let's see, what would I do with 20 lbs of potatos (among some of the suggestions posted)...

Potatos and onions side dish
Chinese stir fried potato sticks (Kaixin has a post on that)
Lots of garlic parmesan mash potatoes (and then freeze the bulk of it)
Try my hand at gnocchis again
Rosti for breakfast
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........or, hold a bikini mashed potato wrestling contest and charge admission. For $50 you can buy a super soaker squirt gun loaded with brown gravy.


That would be awesome.

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