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Old 05-24-2005, 09:11 PM   #1
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What can I do with left-over mashed potatoes?

Can someone help me? How can I turn my L/O mashed potatoes into fried patties for breakfast? Are there alternative ways besides deep frying them? I would like a browned outer crust without all of the grease. Any ideas? All of my attempts so far have failed.


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Old 05-24-2005, 09:20 PM   #2
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Have you tried adding egg and breadcrumbs to them? What I would do is put a bagel (cause I like bagels!) in the food processor and make it into crumbs, add an egg or two, maybe some green onion, the potatoes and some pepper. Process that, and then add milk if necessary. I'd then grill it on the stovetop in a little bit of oil (say grapeseed or olive) and fry them slowly so they brown on the outside, but still cook on the inside. Then, I suppose I'd top them with a bit of white sausage gravy or perhaps a handful of grated cheese.
It seems I've made patties here and there, but I never have enough mashed potatoes for leftovers!

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Old 05-24-2005, 09:46 PM   #3
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just add 1 beaten egg to 2 c. cold mashed potatoes, add 1/4 c. chopped onion and season to taste. shape into patties and brown in butter 5 minutes per side. garnish with parsley.
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The patties are extremely delicate to turn John so be careful. Make sure your mash isn't too sloppy.

Other than that the girls are spot on...

On the other hand, if is is too sloppy for individual patties, simply make one large cake in the frying pan and turn over little bits at a time so that the crusty parts spread throughout the "fry up". Keep turning over until you end up with enough crust throughout the mash.

Sometimes it can be a pain to make patties when a fry up will do...
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Old 05-27-2005, 02:02 PM   #7
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Jacques (Cooking at Home, pg 156) says 4c mashed potatoes, 3 eggs, 2/3 c Gruyere/Swiss, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/8 tsp pepper, mix, bake in a casserole dish at 400 for 30-35 min (pardon, Jacques, for my paraphrasing). I've made this often (often mashing potatoes to do it) and everyone loves it. It's very forgiving, if I have fewer eggs it turns out ok, and different types of cheeses (you want something fairly strong and a little firm/dry) in different amounts work well. I've been known to add a pinch of baking powder to give it more pouf, and you can season it more if you like. Great dish for banquets, buffets, potlucks.
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Old 05-27-2005, 07:19 PM   #8
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In Britain, we make something called 'Bubble and Squeak' with left-over mashed potatoes. It is so named because of the squeaking noise it makes while it's frying. Basically you mix the potato with any left-over cabbage (or you can use other greens, such as brussel sprouts etc., - just shred them up first), salt and pepper, a little butter (Oooh, bacon would be good too!), and then form it into patties which you then fry until browned and crisp on both sides. I remember hating it when I was a child - but then my Mum wasn't a very good cook, and no child really likes cabbage LOL! I think I'd like it now I'm older though :)

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Old 05-27-2005, 07:58 PM   #9
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John after you eat your yummy potato cakes, try making these. My grandmother use to make these for us when we were kids. I don't know if the recipe is the same, but make sure to add the peanut butter if you like peanut butter. Makes them yummy. I have never had it with the cocoa, but could be good. :) I think if you want to make it without cocoa, just add a little extra powdered sugar.

Mashed Potato Candy Recipe
  • 1/4 c. mashed potatoes
  • 3 Tbsp. cocoa
  • Powdered sugar (about 2-2 1/2 c.)
  • 1 Tbsp. peanut butter (opt.)
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  1. Mix potatoes and cocoa
  2. Add peanut butter and vanilla.
  3. Mix
  4. Add powdered sugar a little at a time until it reaches the desired consistency of fudge.
Note: Coconut or chopped nuts may be added varitey.
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Old 05-28-2005, 06:38 AM   #10
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Paint: I love bubble and squeak, and indeed DO know that it is called that because of the frying pan noise. But hubby and I giggle whenever we make it because with that cabbage, it also quite graphically describes the sound effects on our bodies after consuming meal of it. Surely Brits have noticed this one and had fun with it for centuries.

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