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Old 12-28-2017, 11:06 PM   #1
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Potatoes

So I have plenty of other food itís not that Iím short on groceries at the moment but I am looking at work slowing down for a while so being frugal is a must. Over Christmas my mom gave my sister and I each a 10 lbs bag of russet potatoes. She found 10 lbs bags on sale for $1, naturally such a good deal she grabbed half a dozen bags lol.

So itís just the wife and I at home and mom sent leftover mashed potatoes from 2 separate Christmas dinners, so lots of spuds. The first bowl of mashed got paired with a beef soup bone for a great creamy potato soup. The bowl from tonight will get matched with leftover turkey meat, we also got sent home with, on New Years when my sister and her husband and 5 kids come down to go skating and spend the afternoon I said Iíd make dinner.

Ok, my rambling is done Iím looking to use potatoes obviously. I want to make them the star of the fish not just mashed but something I can base a meal around. Iíve thought of cottage pie, French fries, the usual sides but looking for a way to step up my potatoes.

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Old 12-28-2017, 11:09 PM   #2
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Hey Kevin, I was just looking at this potato waffle recipe and it looked pretty darn neat. Something to try?
Potaffle {Potato Pancakes "Waffled"}
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Old 12-28-2017, 11:25 PM   #3
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You could make twice baked potatoes either addition of cheeses and bacon as the centerpiece of a meal.
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Old 12-29-2017, 12:02 AM   #4
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I'd get a small ham, slice it up and bury the ham slices in a big pan of scalloped potatoes. If some of the kids are teens, they probably have hollow legs , so a pan of hot rolls too. Some roasted herbed carrots and you are good to go.
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Old 12-29-2017, 12:20 AM   #5
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Home fries with onions in bacon fat and paprika

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Old 12-29-2017, 12:26 AM   #6
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For a skating party, I'd consider baked potatoes and a pot of chili to ladle on top. A few toppers-- green onions, shredded cheese, sour cream.

Or twice baked taco stuffed potatoes.
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Old 12-29-2017, 12:35 AM   #7
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Use them up, because rotting potatoes smell 10 times as bad as rotting tomatoes.
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Old 12-29-2017, 01:13 AM   #8
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You could make Hasselback Potatoes. This is what they look like:



And here's a whole discussion we had about them, with various links to techniques for cutting them and stuff to add to them.

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There's also leek and potato soup.
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Old 12-29-2017, 01:49 AM   #10
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Stuffed baked potatoes are good for a meal. You might want to put them on a weekly rotation for a while...

Bake or nuke potato until soft. Cut up in wedges OR slash in half and squeeze (a la baked with butter and sour cream) OR dice and spread across your plate...however you want to prep them before "stuffing". Then smother them with whatever you have around/strikes your fancy. We like diced ham/broccoli/a nice melting cheese. Chili makes a good topping, too. Or load the tater up with a meaty (or not) spaghetti sauce. Do a southwest style with corn/diced tomato/dash of beans. Be creative...or at least clean out the veggie drawer.
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