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Old 03-21-2010, 01:47 PM   #1
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How to use left over mashed potatoes?

We have a lot of mashed potatoes left over from dinner last night.. Any great ideas to use em up?

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Old 03-21-2010, 01:54 PM   #2
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Toss in an egg and some flour and make potato pancakes.

You could make a modified shepherds pie using that crumbly tofu stuff for the "meat" portion.

Or...send them to me so I don't have to peel potatoes for dinner tonight!
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Old 03-21-2010, 01:58 PM   #3
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We have a lot of mashed potatoes left over from dinner last night.. Any great ideas to use em up?
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my mom used to do this..Add an egg to the potatoes, then if she had left over meat. she would along with finely diced onion and a little garlic, dice the meat as well, she made two patties one a little bigger for the bottom then put on some of the meat mix, top with our favorite cheese, seal it with the other patty. Brush the whole thing with an egg wash sprinkle with parm and bake til beated through and golden..I would try frying them if it were me but that was her way...
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Old 03-21-2010, 02:12 PM   #4
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Make a mashed potato gratin. Preheat the oven to 400F. Com bine the mashed potatoes with an egg or three (based on quantity) and shredded cheese of your choice in a FP. Season with salt and pepper. Put the mixture into a buttered gratin dish (baking dish) and sprinkle more cheese on top. Bake for 30-40 minutes until the cheese on top is melted and the top starts to brown.
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Old 03-21-2010, 02:14 PM   #5
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Gnocchi.
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Old 03-21-2010, 02:25 PM   #6
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All good ideas. Keep em coming - I have a lot. The potatoes have some of the skin in them and are a combo of Idaho and red potatoes. They already have garlic added and I have about 4 - 5 cups left over.

Was planning on serving some salmon fillets for dinner so the shepards pie thing prolly wouldn't work out, but the gratin might or some sort of pancake, croquette thing...
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Old 03-21-2010, 02:44 PM   #7
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How about potato soup tomorrow nite? Heck, you might even have some leftover salmon by then, and it could evolve to chowder!!
Actually I love to make potato soup with leftover mashed taters... Fry up some bacon and onions, add mashed taters and more milk. I like lots of cheese in mine too please. YUMMM
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Old 03-21-2010, 04:24 PM   #8
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very good binder with egg for meatballs, crab or salmon cakes, topping for shepherds pie or make a dish of colcannon (mash with kale).
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Old 03-21-2010, 05:04 PM   #9
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It might sound crazy but you could serve mashed potatoes with them. :
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Old 03-22-2010, 12:23 AM   #10
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Thought you might like to know that I made potato / mushroom soup. It was yummy but I only used about half the left overs... thinking about trying my hand at perogies tomorrow...
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