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Old 03-06-2011, 11:38 AM   #21
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Sounds great, what do you call it? Any liquid?
PF and Kathleen......no liquid needed the fresh cut up tomato and can of green chili's is enough. Forgot to say I add a nob of butter too.
Hmmm.....I haven't named it. Any ideas?
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Old 03-06-2011, 11:49 AM   #22
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PF and Kathleen......no liquid needed the fresh cut up tomato and can of green chili's is enough. Forgot to say I add a nob of butter too.
Hmmm.....I haven't named it. Any ideas?
How about Kay-Kay Chow-Chow?
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Old 03-06-2011, 01:40 PM   #23
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How about Kay-Kay Chow-Chow?
That works.
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Would it make a good substitute for something like mashed potatoes or would you be able to replace some of the potatoes?
It doesn't have the starch that potatoes have. I think you could do it well if you keep the rest of the ingredients the same. I've used it mainly as a potato substitute in soups and stews where potatoes are not the focus of the dish.
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How about Kay-Kay Chow-Chow?
That suits! Thanks, K & K!
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I swiped this picture from Mollyanne's fantastic Food Art thread.

Isn't this a cute toothless Mirliton/Chayote???

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I swiped this picture from Mollyanne's fantastic Food Art thread.

Isn't this a cute toothless Mirliton/Chayote???

Hey! That looks like me!!
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They must be a lot cheaper where you guys live. Here they are "exotic" and expensive. I can't be bothered.
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It doesn't have the starch that potatoes have. I think you could do it well if you keep the rest of the ingredients the same. I've used it mainly as a potato substitute in soups and stews where potatoes are not the focus of the dish.
A GREAT substitute for mashed potatoes is mashed cauliflower. You just boil it or steam it until it is extremely tender than treat it like you would mashed potatoes, although I've found that I generally use less liquid for the mash, especially if I boil the cauliflower.

I like mashed cauliflower as much, if not more, than mashed potatoes. Honestly, I never thought any such words would come from me when I was younger....

I discovered this when Craig's brother came to live with us for a while after one of the hurricanes here in Florida trashed his house. He was a diabetic so I had to change the way I cooked somewhat.

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Kathleen,


Picadillos are sauteed so you do need some sort of fat, usually butter or oil. Here's a link to a basic recipe: Picadillo de Chayote y Maiz (mirliton and corn)


Variations could include mixing a little achiote paste to the oil before adding the other ingredients, adding ground beef or chopped meat, adding milk, adding cilantro, etc. Picadillos, like our hashes, can include almost anything and seldom have a set recipe so you can be as creative as you wish.
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