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quixoticgeek

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7.5kg of potatoes
« on: December 07, 2020, 09:09:49 pm »
I got so fed up with the quality of the plastic wrapped potatoes in the supermarket here, I ordered some from a place that translates as "potatoe shop". To start with I got a pack of 3x2.5kg. With three different varieties to see what they are like.

The package should arrive tomorrow.

Does anyone have any interesting potatoes recipes beyond the obvious of roast, mash, chips, boiled, and bratkartoffeln?

Thanks

J
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fboab

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Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2020, 09:10:47 pm »
Cheese potato and onion pie.
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citoyen

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Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2020, 09:17:26 pm »
Hasselback potatoes are one of those things that are possibly more effort than they’re worth, but still got to be tried.
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citoyen

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Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2020, 09:28:03 pm »
Also just remembered this, which I came across while browsing Michel Roux's Pastry earlier today...



Basically, King Edward potatoes and onions sautéed in butter then baked in a pâte brisée case, then pour double cream in the top and let it soak into the potatoes. Looks fantastic. I'm very tempted to try it.
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Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2020, 09:33:32 pm »

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Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2020, 09:38:33 pm »
Tartiflette, and if you like goat cheese, Tartichevre. https://tasteofsavoie.com/2013/03/10/recipe-for-tartiflette/
Fritatta.
Chops on potatoes. (Mmm lamby potatoes)
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citoyen

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Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2020, 09:41:56 pm »
And since it's nearly Christmas, why not try the traditional Swedish festive dish, Jansson's temptation - a casserole of potatoes with pickled sprats!
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Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2020, 09:42:12 pm »
Cheese potato and onion pie.

Yeah, I was always tempted to ask Marj for her homity pie recipe. That was gorgeous.

fuaran

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Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2020, 09:43:03 pm »
Boil em, mash em, stick em in a stew. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihMMw0rnKz4

Nice in a simple curry, with chickpeas and spinach or kale.

Rosti is quite nice, but probably more effort than its worth. Unless you have a food processor for grating them.

Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2020, 09:43:41 pm »
Prep them and freeze them for future use?

citoyen

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Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2020, 09:44:23 pm »
Mmm lamby potatoes

My final meal would be roast leg of lamb on boulangère potatoes. It's a classic combination for a reason.
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Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2020, 09:46:10 pm »
Latkes, my favourite
https://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-latkes-at-home-251997

With a Spanish omelette in second place.  Though it's hard to beat a really good mash.

ian

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Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2020, 09:47:54 pm »
Florida gets a bad rap, but I was once at a conference there, and amongst the usual posho-buffet of lobster tails and steaks, I spied a plateau of wonderment. Laid out ahead of me, an entire table dedicated to the mashed potato. Cheesy, creamy, chivy, bacony, every species of mash that the finest American potatologists could imagine. Never in the entire history of man has anyone ever eaten so much mashed potato. I was detectable from the dent I was making in the Earth's gravitational field by the end of it.

Make mash. There's no upper limit.
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quixoticgeek

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Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2020, 09:51:24 pm »

Make mash. There's no upper limit.

What's the best way to reheat frozen mash ?

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Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2020, 09:51:43 pm »
Mmm lamby potatoes

My final meal would be roast leg of lamb on boulangère potatoes. It's a classic combination for a reason.

One of my favourite meals from childhood was 'chops on potatoes'. Why have I never learned to cook it? I wonder if it's too late to extricate the info from my mum now...
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Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2020, 09:52:57 pm »
Oh! stovies!
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Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2020, 09:57:18 pm »
And if you have any Dutch smoked white fish in the shops there you could try making a local version of Cullen Skink.
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fboab

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Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2020, 10:00:33 pm »
Tartiflette.

Just seen Mrs P had that already. So good I'd make it twice so I'll leave it in.
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Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2020, 10:01:13 pm »

fboab

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Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2020, 10:02:24 pm »

Make mash. There's no upper limit.

What's the best way to reheat frozen mash ?

J
On top of cottage pie.
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fboab

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Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
« Reply #20 on: December 07, 2020, 10:09:37 pm »
If you make Duchess potatoes you can freeze them and unfreeze individually. Same for hash browns, make a big batch and unfreeze a couple at a time.
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Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
« Reply #21 on: December 07, 2020, 10:12:00 pm »
Do you make your own bread? If so, substitute half the flour with the same weight mashed potato. Makes a very light loaf.
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Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
« Reply #22 on: December 07, 2020, 10:17:31 pm »

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Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
« Reply #23 on: December 07, 2020, 10:18:25 pm »
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Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
« Reply #24 on: December 07, 2020, 10:19:13 pm »
Tail End Charlie, that is the recipe for potato scones. Half mashed potato / half flour. Knead together, roll flat.
Then cook on a flat griddle plate.
Aw tattie scones, brilliant!
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