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Old 10-01-2008, 08:10 PM   #11
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I've actually seen them used more than once on the food network, so if its ok for them why not everyone else!
Well, to some folks that depends if Rachel Ray used them, or Alton Brown.... Or Mario Batali (formerly), or Sandra Lee....
You either like stuff that makes life easy, or you don't.

And that's the truth. Pffffft
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Old 10-01-2008, 08:19 PM   #12
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Actually I believe it was Dinner Impossible
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Old 10-01-2008, 09:20 PM   #13
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i use country crock ready made. am i lazy or what? actually they are very good.
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Old 10-02-2008, 08:46 AM   #14
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Actually I believe it was Dinner Impossible
Yep! Saw that. They've done it more than once because of 1) who they are feeding and 2) time frames.

I can't use an entire bag of potatoes so in the summer, I buy the flakes. No problem as far as I can see in using them.
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Old 10-02-2008, 09:44 AM   #15
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Use potato flakes to thicken up a fresh corn and chicken broth base soup, Corn Chowder, SO good. (throw a little sausage in there, onion cooked in a little oil, other veggies if you have them)
Good idea.
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Old 10-02-2008, 12:14 PM   #16
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I thought I would try using them today to thicken up my chicken wild rice soup.... rather than flour.
I have a gallon and a half ice cream bucket full of them and there's about 40 more lbs of them at work I can have.....
If I stored them in the freezer, like I do the extra flour, to keep bugs out do you think they would be alright?
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Old 10-02-2008, 12:28 PM   #17
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I think you could keep them in pails in the freezer. And of course, get me some too!
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Old 10-02-2008, 12:29 PM   #18
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I've never tried that as, oddly enough, I've never had insects bother them or sugar or flour (just pasta for some reason).

I think the only reservation I'd have is how sensitive potato flakes are to moisture. They might clump/clog up on you. Maybe before you freeze the whole kazoo perhaps freeze a smaller amount & see what happens.
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Old 10-02-2008, 12:37 PM   #19
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yeah the moisture was my worry.

I'll freeze a cup or so and see....
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Old 02-10-2009, 08:21 PM   #20
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instant potatoes coming out grainy

I followed the directions on the package. These are flakes, as opposed to buds, not sure if it makes a difference. Does anyone know why...did I need to add more flakes maybe?
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