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Old 12-05-2007, 11:53 AM   #11
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I drain them well, heat them in the microwave, then add some butter, a touch of salt and some chopped parsley. Yummy that way as a side dish.
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Old 12-05-2007, 01:44 PM   #12
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DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT put them in your pocket at the
dinner table, forget them, and have your mother find them
when she is doing laundry a few days later.
You WILL get grounded!
(Been there done that)

See, that's exactly what I was planning to do. ha, thanks for the heads up!

Everyone, thanks for all the suggestions. they all sound good and make sense.

I think after that first time I tried them, I just marked them off as 'not-so good-wont-eat-again' lol. but, I will try some of these ideas.
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Old 12-05-2007, 01:47 PM   #13
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My mom brought in some canned sliced potatoes and canned whole potatoes.

I've never known what to do with them. I've opened up a can and tried them, once, a few years ago. they just taste like watery potatoes to me.

Can they be made into anything tasty? or, are they useless?

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Fry them!!! you can pan fry the sliced potatoes with onion or make hash browns out of them.

The whole ones, deep fry and dust with garlic salt....
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Old 12-05-2007, 01:55 PM   #14
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The amount of liquid they absorb sitting in the water for all that time won't interfere with frying?
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Old 12-05-2007, 01:58 PM   #15
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There are very few canned veggies I'll buy- corn, tomato products and beans are pretty much it. I find most canned veggies have a funky taste to them that is amplified in stews and soups. Before you add them, taste them first. Toss them before you ruin a dish.
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...........if they taste fine to you. Dry them off and make a gratin.
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My mom brought in some canned sliced potatoes and canned whole potatoes.

I've never known what to do with them. I've opened up a can and tried them, once, a few years ago. they just taste like watery potatoes to me.

Can they be made into anything tasty? or, are they useless?

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imho, before you can do anything with them, you need to rinse the tinny taste off. then dry them very well. Add a lot of flavors (pesto is a great idea!) or good salt and freshly ground pepper... sage is a nice complement... before you cook them however you plan.
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Toss them before you ruin a dish.
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Old 12-05-2007, 04:01 PM   #19
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I used 2 cans of sliced potatoes, I fried them in a little vege oil. with onions, garlic, some diced ham, cayenne and salt and pepper.

My mother had a serving, she said it was very good.

I left the kitchen to look at something on tv and when I went back my niece had finished it all off! I didn't even get a chance to try it myself.

So, I'm going to assume that potatoes in a can do have the potential to be delicious.
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Old 12-07-2007, 09:44 AM   #20
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I like to use let in potato salad. It a quick way to make it just rise them off and dry them and add to the bowl and mix up with the rest of the potato salad recipe. I also like to use the whole ones to deep fry them. Make sure they are dry before you put them in the oil and just fry them until they are brown; put s&p on them with a little butter.
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