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Ten Pound Bag of Frozen Potatoes?

cuccubear Jan 28, 2009 05:53 AM

What can I do with a ten pound bag of frozen potato chunks that I inherited from a relocating neighbor?

The potatoes are cubed and soft, but not mushy when thawed. (I’ve already thawed one bag and stored the unused portion in the fridge.) I think they were cooked prior to freezing, but am not sure.

I’ve made fried potatoes and they didn’t turn out too bad. The potatoes held their shape but didn’t really crisp up like fresh ones would.

Last night I mashed some and made potato cakes which were pretty good.

Anyone have any other ideas?

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  1. KaimukiMan Jan 28, 2009 05:54 AM

    potato casserole (aka mormon funeral potatoes)

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    1. re: KaimukiMan
      cuccubear Jan 28, 2009 08:17 AM

      I found a few recipes for the MFP on another thread, I just hope these potatoes aren't too soft already. At any rate, I'll improvise and do the best I can. It sounds really good!

    2. Samalicious Jan 28, 2009 06:05 AM

      Sounds like a good candidate for potato soup. Topped with baconbaconbacon.

      1. Morganna Jan 28, 2009 06:19 AM

        Would the texture be ok for potato salad? I like the idea of a lovely, bacony potato soup MMMMmmm :)

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        1. re: Morganna
          cuccubear Jan 28, 2009 08:12 AM

          They don't taste very good cold and the texture is kind of mealy. But I love the idea of potato soup and/or casserole.

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          Diane in Bexley Jan 28, 2009 12:12 PM

          Can you use them in a potato gratin? I love gratin and have made many variations using different kinds of cheese (American, cheddar, blue, gryuere, etc), bases (cream, chicken or beef stock, milk), seasonings (garlic, butter, nutmeg, chives).

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            milkyway4679 Jan 28, 2009 01:15 PM

            You could do mashed potatoes in various forms of course (I personally recommend garlic and parmesan, you could make aloo gobi (Indian dish of Cauliflower and potatoes), mashed potato pizza (never tried it, but I have heard it's delicious!), chicken pot pie, breakfast casseroles, leek and potato pie, rumbledthumps (google it, it's a scottish recipe), bubble and squeak, potato pierogies...

            1. coll Jan 29, 2009 03:38 AM

              They're supposed to be for hash browns, but a lot of people use them in chowders, stews and soups. Convenience food.

              1. cuccubear May 7, 2009 01:52 PM

                Well, after many cheesy casseroles, curried dishes (kind of a make-shift, working-man's aloo gobi, I guess) and skillets of fried spuds, both bags are gone.

                Thanks for the input you guys!

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                1. re: cuccubear
                  KaimukiMan May 7, 2009 05:05 PM

                  In just 4 short months

                  1. re: KaimukiMan
                    cuccubear May 8, 2009 11:13 AM

                    I’m hoping your tongue was in your cheek when you wrote that! :-P

                    Outside the kitchen the months flew by, but inside the kitchen, those darned potatoes were constantly “underfoot”. Since I was only cooking for two, we got sick of those taters quickly. It’s a good thing they kept, as re-freezing them would have probably made them worse.

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