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Old 09-09-2008, 04:21 PM   #1
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Baking Mashed Potatoes In The Oven

I want to get a french fried effect with mashed potatoes so my question is this-

What is the best ratio of liquid to dry mix to use? I want to be able to form these up like biscuits,so......

What would be the best oven temp to get these nice and golden brown?

Should I use hot or lukewarm or cold liquid when I mix these up?

Thanks in advance!

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Old 09-09-2008, 04:25 PM   #2
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Hi, skyy. I think pan-fried potato patties would probably work out better. Use warm liquid - the mixture will heat up faster. Make fairly dry mashed potatoes, form into patties the size you want, heat a couple of tbsp. oil in a skillet, and pan-fry I'd guess about 5-6 minutes per side till browned. I'm not sure you'd be able to brown them in the oven, unless you brushed them with oil and put them under the broiler. HTH.
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Old 09-09-2008, 04:59 PM   #3
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Thanks for your input garlic. I think if the mix is dry enough and I spray them with Pam,they should have a good shot at browning.
Pan frying is not an option as my dad is a heart patient so,the oven it is!

I'm also thinking that pumping up the temperature from 400 to 425-450 degrees would help too.

I'm basically paraphrasing this from a recipe called "Un-Fried French Fries" from the cookbook "In The Kitchen With Rosie".(You know,the "Oprah" thing from the early '90's?) I'm also making "Un-Fried Fried Chicken" too.

I'm having to reinvent myself as a "heart-healthy" cook because of Dad and Rosies idea of using yogurt as part of a coating is just genius!

Thanks again garlic.
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