Post by whisperingpass on Jun 11, 2006 19:15:27 GMT -6
I always make extra mashed potatoes and use the left overs in Perogies,as a topping on Shephards Pies or meat pies,or I add an egg or two and some fried up onions form into balls and dip in an egg and water solution and then into crumbs and fry up as a potato dish for another meal. But my fav way to use up mashed potatoes is to make fish cakes. Hope these ideas help you a bit. Lynn aka WhisperingPass
I make gnocci with my leftover mashed potatoes. Unfortunately I dont have any idea of quantities. But you mix the cold mashed potatoes with flour and knead until you have a soft dough ball. From this point on, keep the dough ball covered with a damp cloth at all times as it dries out very fast.
Take a small handfull of dough and roll it until it is the thickness of your middle finger but quite long. Cut in small pieces (about the size of a quarter and 1/3 of an inch thick) press each little ball of dough with: 1. the tines of a fork OR the tip of a spoon OR your thumb. That is to make an indentation in the little ball of dough so it will 'take' the sauce.
when you have about 1 cup or so made, throw them in plenty of hard boiling salted water. as soon as they rise to the surface, take them out with a slotted spoon and put in a greased casserole.
once they are all done, add your favorite sauce.
They are quite long to make but children love them. I used to make them a lot since we had very little money and they are healthy and filling *grin*.
Take a cup of leftover mashed potatoes and add a couple tbs. cocoa. This will make the potatoes turn really liquid. Then add a couple boxes of confectioners sugar. Yeah a couple boxes. Sometimes more, depending on how humid it is. Keep mixing confectioners sugar in until you get a dough the consistency of pie dough. There will be a mountain of dough. Roll it out (in batches) the thickness of pie dough. Here comes the best part. Spread the dough with your favorite peanut butter, generously. Roll it all up jelly roll fashion. Refrigerate an hour or so and cut like pinwheel cookies about 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick. These are yummy and the kids love them. Kinda sugary, but also good for a bakesale because you get a ton of them.
This is a good way to use up left-over mash, great with Sunday Brunch. Just pop your egg(s) on the top of the scone and serve with grilled bacon and sausage.
Potato Scone Enough for 4
250gms Floury Potatoes (Maris piper) 25gms Butter 50gms Plain Flour ½ (half) teaspoon Salt ¼ (quarter)Teaspoon of baking Powder
Bring the potatoes to the boil and cook until tender (20 mins), drain and mash with the butter. Mix the flour salt and baking powder and stir into the warm mash to make dough. Shape into two balls and roll out to a 5mm thick. Heat a frying pan with a little oil and cook for approx 3-4 mins on both sides until golden brown.
I want to encourage youngsters (male or female) to get into the kitchen and enjoy cooking. TASTE it!