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#1 - Breeze -

Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:23 PM

Hi,

I have well over 10kgs of potato's. What the heck can I do with so many? I'd hate to waste them if I can use them.

Thanks

#2 MrsDamonSalvatore

Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:27 PM

nfi...



But I would happily eat your sig... wub.gif

#3 - Breeze -

Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:30 PM

ROFL!!!

I would take the sig as a food source too ROFL original.gif However, I still have my current problem of WAY too many potatoes lol

eta - You must follow Ian Somerhalder on twitter original.gif Lots of updates! He's currently in Thailand with Nina original.gif

Edited by UpsyDaisy, 31 December 2012 - 10:31 PM.


#4 twinboys

Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:31 PM

Potato is hard to freeze - but when it is made into gnocchi it freezes well.
Also freezes well in shepherds or cottage pies.
And I have freezed it as potato croquettes, just had to re fry to crisp them up again.

To make recipes to eat now - potato bake is delicious or for summer do potato salad

#5 I..

Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:46 PM

I would be doing stuffed jacket potatoes, chips/wedges, hash browns, potato salads and potato bake like PP. My kids really love steamed potato right now.. not exciting but I cook anything if they eat it!

I freeze mashed potato all the time & never have a problem re heating. Usually enough for a side of a meal, but a larger amount would be good for pies too.

#6 MrsDamonSalvatore

Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:47 PM

QUOTE (UpsyDaisy @ 31/12/2012, 11:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
ROFL!!!

I would take the sig as a food source too ROFL original.gif However, I still have my current problem of WAY too many potatoes lol

eta - You must follow Ian Somerhalder on twitter original.gif Lots of updates! He's currently in Thailand with Nina original.gif



Thailand you say??? *scurries off to check bank account, cries when I can't afford tickets to Thailand*

I just don't understand twitter... Maybe I should learn just for this purpose....


Back to the topic, I LOVE potato bake, so make that and send it my way yeah?  biggrin.gif


#7 Liadan

Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:33 PM

cook and freeze as mash.

Or cut into cubes, par-cook, then freeze for use in stews.

Give some away to neighbours?

#8 Pearson

Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:16 AM

Bombay potatoes

Chips or wedges - cut them up and blanch them then freeze them on trays in the freezer, bag up

Curries/casserole with potato in them

Hash browns?

Rosti



#9 HRH Countrymel

Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:27 AM

Store them in a dry, cool, dark place.

Use as required.

I buy 10kg bags of potatoes all the time and there are only two of us.

#10 ACO

Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:29 AM

I think you'll have no problem using them up. My grandma buys 10kg bags and she's on her own. She stores hers in the garage which is a cool dry place at her house.

She also stores hers in either hessian bags or a wire basket, never in plastic.

Edited by credence, 01 January 2013 - 08:30 AM.


#11 - Breeze -

Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:19 PM

Thanks heaps for all the suggestions original.gif I suspect potatoes are going to be on the menu for some time laughing2.gif

#12 Airene

Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:56 AM

Roast the potatoes and use the leftover for salad and vegetables.

As others have said, uncooked gnocchi freezes well, and it's delicious with light tomato sauce or perhaps cream sauce.

Steam them for frittatas, gratins and mashed potatoes.

You can also make potato chips or use them in soups and curries.

Potatoes stock well so I wouldn't worry even if I had that much. You don't need to put them in the fridge; just don't store them somewhere warm, or else they'll go bad.

#13 AntiBourgeoisie

Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:47 PM

Potatoes got a bad rap because they have been served as chips for so long. They're actually really good for you.
As others have said, store in a dark place and they'll keep for months.

#14 Goggie

Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:51 PM

Grate and freeze, can be used for lots of things then.

Gnocchi as PPs have suggested.

Google crispelle. An Italian fried savoury donut. Deeelicious! These can be cooked and frozen too, then reheated as tou need.

#15 MrsDamonSalvatore

Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:51 PM

Why don't my potatoes last that long? :-( within a week or two they sprout or go really moist and funny and go mouldy :-( they are stored in a Basket in the bottom of my cupboard.... :-(

#16 - Breeze -

Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:06 PM

Mine sprout pretty quickly too, although haven't been so bad in my current house. I would only get 2 - 3 weeks definitely not much longer sad.gif

Thanks SO much for all the suggestions. I'll have to dedicate a day to potato cooking. Kids are always hassling me for things to do: Potato day laughing2.gif

Thanks




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