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Old 04-20-2006, 11:42 AM   #1
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How long do leftover potatoes last?

I made potato skins on Sunday and have the inside of five pounds of potatoes left. I have not been able to do what I wanted with them (gnocchi) and thought I would just mash them up tonight with butter and sour cream.

I get freaky about leftovers though. Are these potatoes still good?

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Old 04-20-2006, 12:01 PM   #2
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They'll be just fine. I usually put a limit of 5 days on leftovers, but my husband took the last of the pork roast I made last Friday in his lunch today. If you have a dependable refrigerator, and the food has not been left to set out very long, you can probably get close to a week on most things.
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Old 04-20-2006, 01:03 PM   #3
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I had a friend that commuted 80 to Hanford (Richland Wa)-A desert climate. He would pack ham, bread and mayo, LEAVE THEM IN HIS CAR, and eat sandwiches for lunch for 5 days, before returning home.

He would definitely say your potatos are fine.
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Old 04-20-2006, 01:15 PM   #4
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They should be fine - you could also make mashed potato cakes with 'em! Or Colcannon with kale or - I better stop! :)
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Old 04-20-2006, 01:42 PM   #5
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Shepherds pie...stuff perogies...they'll do til you're ready to use them Michelemarie.
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Old 04-20-2006, 01:55 PM   #6
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Make garlic mashed potatoes with lots and lots of garlic and Parmesan cheese!!!! YUMMERS!!!!!!!
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Old 04-20-2006, 02:03 PM   #7
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I'm the same with leftovers, a little freaky, so I dont go beyond four days.
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Old 04-20-2006, 06:08 PM   #8
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I've also heard of shaping them into patties and frying them like marmalady commented. Has anyone made these, and can you add cheese to them without them turning to moosh because of all the grease?
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Old 04-20-2006, 06:54 PM   #9
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Add just a touch of flour with the cheese if the mashed spuds are a bit on the more liquid side when you mix it and then fry the patties.
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Old 04-20-2006, 07:10 PM   #10
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I love potato cakes. Mom used to put egg, S&P, and flour in them, then fry. I like catsup on mine.
I've seen a recipe somewhere that calls for adding crabmeat and chopped green onions to the potatoes. I guess you could add just about anything. Bits of ham or bacon would be good, and the cheese idea sounds great.
I had some mashed potatoes leftover last week...I could kick myself for not thinking of potato cakes.
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