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Old 12-05-2007, 12:29 AM   #1
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What in the world do you do with potatoes in a can?

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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Old 12-05-2007, 03:17 AM   #2
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No tinned food is ever useless - for one thing they keep for ages!

You can use them to make soups - I love potato and leek soup with a good splash of paprika just before serving.

Mash them up for a topping for a cottage or shepherd's pie.

Canned whole potatoes can be used as part of a roast dinner or just heated and served like boiled new potatoes drizzled with pesto.

Use sliced potatoes in a potato and lamb moussaka (use the potato slices instead of eggplant), or in a gratin.

Use sliced potatoes to cover a plate, top with drained tuna (springwater/brine - not oil), cover with taco sauce and cheese and cook till cheese is melted. Top with a very small dollop of sour cream (be careful can become very oily if not careful).

Hope those are some ideas to get you started.
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Old 12-05-2007, 06:38 AM   #3
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Cut them up and dry them off and make home fries.

Put them into hamburg casserole dish with some cream of mushroom soup and onion...

Saute them is some butter and serve.
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Old 12-05-2007, 07:50 AM   #4
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Give them a splash of OO and fresh herbs, S&P, skewer them and grill them.
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Old 12-05-2007, 08:17 AM   #5
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I make a quick stove top gratin with the sliced ones by draining the liquid, adding a bit of butter and cheese(Velveeta for it's creaminess and what ever other real cheese is around) and milk. My family loves it.
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Old 12-05-2007, 08:41 AM   #6
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They are my favorite with meatloaf!
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Old 12-05-2007, 08:43 AM   #7
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it's been said before, but soup; potato soup, corn chowder, vegetable soup. I actually make this stuff, canned potaotes, on purpose!
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Old 12-05-2007, 09:19 AM   #8
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Dump them into your sauerkraut and ribs!
Use them in corned beef hash!
Pan fry them with onions!

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)
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Old 12-05-2007, 10:22 AM   #9
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I kinda like the taste of canned taters, although I don't use them often.

I fry up some onions, maybe some peppers if I got 'em, toss in sliced canned potatoes.

Add some Worcestershire sauce and serve for breakfast with eggs.

Or can toss them into a frittata.

Yes, just use them as you would any waxy potato.

And opening the tin is a lot quicker than boiling a few spuds when you are in a hurry.
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Old 12-05-2007, 10:50 AM   #10
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You can also put the whole potatoes in the crock pot with roast, or cook in with your green beans. The sliced ones make great cottage fries.
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