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Old 05-05-2014, 07:54 PM   #1
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Oops, I overcooked my potato salad spuds

*sigh* I was watching and watching my "yellow" potatoes and they went from hard as stones to very soft in the blink of an eye. Of course this happened when I had planned on making enough for the two of us for three times, plus enough for "tasting". I already plan on using some of them to make Mashed Potato Cakes. Another option is plain old mashed potatoes. We've had Colcannon style recently, so I'd rather pass that one by. But there has to be something more creative and simple to make. Suggestions? And thanks in advance.

Needless to say, when I cooked my last four potatoes I make extra-sure to poke them every couple minutes. One might actually be a bit al dente, but tough darts. Himself will just have to deal with it!
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Old 05-05-2014, 08:32 PM   #2
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I've ended up with Mashed Potato Salad before.
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Old 05-05-2014, 08:39 PM   #3
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Oops, I overcooked my potato salad spuds

Me too. Put enough crunchy stuff like celery in there, a couple really hardboiled eggs, nobody will ever know.
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Old 05-05-2014, 08:48 PM   #4
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Potato pancakes? Potato pierogis? Gnocchi?
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Old 05-05-2014, 09:13 PM   #5
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Yeah, I say dress them up real nice and call it Mashed Potato Salad like you really meant to do it that way! If it works for Dawg and the Princess, it will work for anyone!
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Old 05-05-2014, 10:18 PM   #6
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My sister in-law purposely makes potato salad with left over mashed potatoes. She would always have a big Christmas Day meal with lots of mashed potatoes and the following day she would have a big open house to celebrate Boxing Day and her daughter's birthday. Those leftover mashed potatoes were always made into potato salad. Now between you and I her potato salad was/is only mediocre, but it didn't have anything to do with the potatoes being mashed. 😮
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Old 05-05-2014, 10:26 PM   #7
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I would also do the mashed potato salad with plenty of crunchy bits.
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Old 05-06-2014, 01:55 AM   #8
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Hmm, mashed potato salad. Sorry guys, but neither Himself nor I can wrap our head around that one. Besides, every recipe that turned up on google was generous with sweet pickle relish/sweet pickles. No can do. Plus I did cook up those last four potatoes and made potato salad. Much as we love it, our hips can take only so much at once!

However, taxy? Your suggestion for gnocchi is molto buona! We do love gnocchi. Although I've never made them, I know they really aren't that much work. I'll have to run the spuds through the ricer and make gnocchi later this week. I set the chicken aside to use with them. I had planned on making a lemon-cream sauce for the chicken and pouring them over bowtie pasta, but gnocchi it will be!
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Old 05-06-2014, 02:07 AM   #9
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I bake my potatoes for gnocchi because if the potatoes have too much moisture in them, the gnocchi turn out heavy and sticky. Let us know how yours turn out.

I would make chicken pot pie and use the potatoes as a top crust instead of regular pastry crust. Yum!
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Old 05-06-2014, 02:47 AM   #10
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Shelly, you just gave me the idea that I could use them to top a shepherd's pie! Ooo, now I have so many choices I might have to make more potatoes! I'll let you guys know what I end up doing with them.
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