Leftover Scalloped Potatoes - What to do?
I have some leftover scalloped potatoes (potatoes, swiss cheese, milk, onions from Julia Child). What can I do with them? Soup? Hash?
Would love to hear ideas and get any recipes.
I think the soups would work well, diluting with a good chicken stock, blending and then heating VERY GENTLY (boiling wil clump the leftover cheese into globs). A hash might work, too, once again being very respectful of that cheese and heating very slowly and gently to create a nice, cheesey crust.
What might be fun and a little different is to mash the scalloped potatoes into rough chunks, use half to line a pie plate, fill with a nice blend of browned seasoned meat (ground pork or beef or turkey), top with remaining potato for a crust and bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes: voila, a twist on shepherd's pie!
They are good for breakfast with a fried egg. Maybe a dash of hot sauce if you are into that.
dmd_kc is right about the rewarming method. Though if you have the oven on for some reason (or have a toaster oven), I still like that method for reheating it. I rarely reheat in my oven because it's a bit overkill for one serving, but if I had the oven on to make some bread or something, I'll ride out the heat to re-heat my potatoes.