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Old 10-01-2008, 06:26 PM   #1
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HELP FAST!!!! instant potato flakes....

Yes they may not be veggies, and I will take the ribbing for even using them LATER!

I've been looking for the instructions on the box of hungry jack potatoes for a half an hour on thier website..... they ARE NOT THERE!!!

Does anyone have a box (I wont tell if you do) that can tell me what it says for flakes/ water / milk/ butter/salt for 4 or 6 servings?

I got a ton of flakes free from work so I'm using them.

I COULDA MADE REAL POTATOES BY NOW!!!!!!!

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Old 10-01-2008, 06:39 PM   #2
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maybe this helps???

http://nebraskanep.unl.edu/nep/image...t_potatoes.pdf
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Old 10-01-2008, 06:40 PM   #3
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Yes they may not be veggies, and I will take the ribbing for even using them LATER!

I've been looking for the instructions on the box of hungry jack potatoes for a half an hour on thier website..... they ARE NOT THERE!!!

Does anyone have a box (I wont tell if you do) that can tell me what it says for flakes/ water / milk/ butter/salt for 4 or 6 servings?

I got a ton of flakes free from work so I'm using them.

I COULDA MADE REAL POTATOES BY NOW!!!!!!!
Suzi,
there is nothing wrong with the potatoes..I have the Betty
crocker Potatoe
buds..and
cade loves them so I make them and all the kids dig right in..
instructions which are about the same per package for 6-7
water-2-2/3 c
Milk 2/3 c
marg or butter1/4c. I add a whole cube these kids love it that way
salt-1tsp, but i use less
potato buds 2-2/3 c/
heat the water,milk marg and salt to a boil take off the heat add/stir your buds til moistened when ready to serve whip with a fork.if your lucky enough to get near them this gang nearly knocks me dow getting into the chairs buds Hope it helps a little
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Old 10-01-2008, 06:43 PM   #4
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Oh thank you ladies you are ANGELS!!!!

I was making my gravy and about to put it on bread....
for them not me.

Mushy bread.... icky.
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Old 10-01-2008, 07:00 PM   #5
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Hey - don't EVER feel like using instant potatoes is something substandard. They're POTATOES!!!! Plain & simple.

I make them all the time. In fact, if given the choice, my husband prefers them. He grew up with them & simply likes them. I don't see anything wrong with them whatsoever. They're just dehydrated flaked potatoes. Period.
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Old 10-01-2008, 07:16 PM   #6
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my Pap taught me to just throw water/milk/butter/seasonings into a pot toboiling, then pour/stir till you've got mashed taters. don't overstir to keep 'em fluffy.
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Old 10-01-2008, 07:25 PM   #7
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SQ - I have Idahoian. They are most likely the same.

for the two of us:
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup milk
1 pat butter
1 pinch salt
Sprinkle on some Garlic powder
Sprinkle in some dried basil.
maybe a turn or 2 of pepper
1 1/4 cups of flakes.

Heat everything but the flakes till just before thye boil.
Stir in the flakes, remove from heat let set a few - enjoy

Obviously, you probably need to double for yoru family.

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Old 10-01-2008, 07:32 PM   #8
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You can also use the flakes as a coating for fried foods, like chicken, or pork chops. Just dip the base food into egg wash, then dredge in flour, again in the egg wash, and then into the potato flakes. You can add seasonings to the flour and the potato flakes if you want.

Another thing to try is to make a somewhat soupy casserole of meat and veggies of your choice, sprinkle potato flakes on top to absorb excess moisture, and bake. Top with butter or cheese when done.

You can even put potato flakes on top of tomato sauce dishes with great success. And don't forget potato pancakes.

Hope this gives you some more options.

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Old 10-01-2008, 07:57 PM   #9
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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!
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Old 10-01-2008, 08:02 PM   #10
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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)
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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....
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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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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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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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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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