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Apr 7, 2011 06:30 AM

Lacking Carbs in Your Diet?

Should I try adding some leftover rice and potatoes, too?

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  1. No, use the mashed potatoes for a mashed potato sandwich! LOL
    I wonder what drinky-poo Aunt Sandy would recommend with those calzones?

    1. How's that any heavier in carbs than a potato piroshki?

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      1. re: paulj

        It's not much. Both are "carb on carb". Piroshki's are small little things though - easier to have only a couple along with something else.

        1. re: sedimental

          I've had some that are big enough to make lunch.

      2. the first thing i thought of when i saw this was Potato Pizza...and gee, guess what they have as a "Similar Recipe" suggestion on the page? ;)

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        1. re: goodhealthgourmet

          I love me some carbs...but I can't do it. The only real carb on carb meal for me is after Thanksgiving when I put stuffing in my turkey sandwich...otherwise, it just feels wrong.

          1. re: sedimental

            oh i wasn't *recommending* it, i just made the mental connection :) i've cut starches & grains out of my diet almost completely, so there's no chance you'd ever catch me eating something like doesn't even appeal to me in the slightest.

          2. re: goodhealthgourmet

            If my pancreas were alive it would be screaming. lol

            1. re: lynnlato

              ha! do you watch The Next Food Network Star? there was a woman on a few years ago (Season 4, i think) who made mashed potato pizza - literally pizza dough with mashed potatoes as the topping - and said it was low carb! it was hilarious.

              1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                Ohmagawd - I just had to dose a few units of insulin just reading that. Ha!

                A few years ago, I remember suburban housewives in my area were hosting mashed potato parties. Literally globs of mashed potatoes, served in martini glasses with a smorgasbord of toppings to choose from. Nasty stuff.

                1. re: lynnlato

                  Oh, I remember those! "Mash-tini" bars were one of the big things that caterers were doing when I was planning my wedding.

          3. Lol. But it doesn't have any added sugar, added fat, or added salt. It should be healthy for me right?


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            1. re: Altarbo

              About the same as spaghetti and meatballs, with a side of garlic bread.

              1. re: paulj

                Don't forget to wrap it up with a little tiramisu!

                A Greek chef with a great restaurant here in town went on a local morning program recently and cooked. What did he make? Spaghetti tacos. I about fell out of my chair. I was SO disappointed because he actually does amazing greek & italian inspired dishes in his restaurant. He touted the tacos as a healthy dish that would appeal to the whole family. Apparently he got the idea from an episode of iCarly. Ugh.

            2. My college roomate used to make a "bread sandwich"

              Two slices of toast with a slice of bread sandwiched inbetween.

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              1. re: ipsedixit

                Be interesting to do a panini (yeah, I could technically say panino but it feels wrong to do that in English) that way.

                My roommate in college told me the only Chinese food she'd ever had was a chow mein sandwich. Really?

                1. re: chowser

                  That kinda reminds me of a friend in high school that used to mix his entire plate of food together..."Hey, it all goes to the same place anyway"....
                  So right...but oh, so wrong. :)

                  1. re: sedimental

                    Which would be the antithesis of my niece who can't have any food touch on her plate. I even bought her cafeteria trays as a joke, and she uses them in her apartment.

                  2. re: chowser

                    Nathan's in Coney Island used to make chow main sandwiches although apparently the original is credited to a restaurant in Fall River, MA. Never had the slightest appeal to me, though.




                    1. re: rockycat

                      I had never heard of it but they were from Falls River. Funny/

                    2. re: chowser

                      I used to make fried rice sandwiches.

                      Get a big crusty french baguette, split it down the middle, stuff it with fried rice, squirt a good amount of ketchup and/or Sriracha, and go at it.

                        1. re: sedimental

                          It actually is.

                          Now that I think about it, it might be time to whip up some fried rice and find myself a nice baguette ....