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Sep 24, 2008 01:09 PM

Crying Uncle at all the Potatoes in my House...

I have 3 weeks worth of potatoes from my veg box, with another bag due on Friday.
I have Officially Run out of Ideas. My husband can't stand any more of my fallback recipes.
I've done:
leek and potato soup
breakfast fried potatoes (diced)
hash browns (grated)
roasted potatoes (although I would like to try roasting some in goose fat. Any tips? Is storebought goose fat OK?)
mashed potatoes...LOTS of mashed potatoes
homemade potato chips with crumbled blue cheese
potato salad
bubble and squeak

I think they are mostly Cosmos & Charlotte potatoes.

Any inspiration for me?

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  1. Store bought goose fat is definitely fine. What about roesti? Not that it's that far off from other things you've done, but hey .... Also Pommes Anna.

    I believe Marcella Hazan has a recipe for pasta with potatoes and onions - I'll look.

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    1. re: MMRuth

      On the pasta idea, I love tossing potatoes -- and if I'm in the mood green beans -- with pesto and pasta.

      1. re: Megiac

        Those are both excellent ideas. I may make that tonight, in fact.
        I'll have to check my Hazan book for the recipe cited above too.

    2. This might help too:

      I love Julia Child's warm-ish French potato salad (no mayonnaise), which may be different than the one(s) you've made.

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      1. re: MMRuth

        Thanks for posting that. I read that thread whilst it was unfolding and used many of those ideas at that time to try to dwindle my stash. That salad was really good...I should make it again.

        I've also made Nicoise salad a few times too. And salad with broad beans, potatoes, green beans, mint and basil which was really tasty. I think it was a Nigel Slater recipe that I adapted.

      2. Link to a Copycat Panera Baked Potato Soup (be sure to read the comments for tweaking ideas) I've never made this. Perhaps this fall. I forget if it calls for crumbled bacon, but I would certainly consider that addition.

        Here's a link for one of the many versions of potato pierogi that abound. I use drained cottage cheese or shredded cheddar instead of the cream cheese, but cream cheese would be delicious. It's heresy, but you could use the round gyoza skins instead of making the dough from scratch. I wish I could tell you these freeze well so you could just make tons and stash them, but I know potatoes do not do well in the freezer. I've had home-made frozen pierogi from church fund raisers, and while I don't remember having a problem with the filling, the overly thick dough ticked me off. So, I don't know, maybe they would freeze.

        Also, Google "pierogi casserole" and you'll find tons of recipes for a deconstructed, layered casserole version. But I love the individual dumplings, boiled, then fried crispy like pot stickers, served with lots of sauteed onions and a dollop of sour cream.

        Also, bake or microwave a few potatoes, crack them open, top with ratatouille, broccoli/cauliflower in cream sauce, beef stew minus the potatoes, or chili.

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        1. re: nemo

          That reminds me - gnocchi, if these potatoes would work for them.

          1. re: MMRuth

            How do I know if they are suitable for gnocchi?

            1. re: dexters

              You need a "dry" potato for gnocchi - russets are the best. You want them to be fluffy when mashed, so they'll absorb the wet ingredients properly and sort of "dissolve" into the mix.

          2. re: nemo

            Husband loves pierogis, and I never even thought of making them. I'd probably cheat and use ready-made wrappers, if I can find something suitable. I can't even find wonton wrappers 'round here. I bet my kids would gobble those up too. Yum.

            The soup looks tasty too. I love soups on cold autumn & winter (& spring and summer.. damn cold UK weather) evenings. I'm going to bookmark that. Thanks!!

          3. there's always the diced potatoe/ham(or something else)/onion/cheese type casserole that can be frozen successfully. Of course, that just delays your dilemna

            1. dice, grate cube and freeze in serving batches. Some cold dreary winter morning, snowed in weekend, these will be great to have!

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              1. re: Quine

                I never thought of freezing them. My husband would most definitely appreciate that, since he does the breakfast potatoes, and I'll have done all the hard work for him!