Ordered a sack of potatoes from the milkman tomorrow....what shall I do with them?

(35 Posts)
HettiePetal Fri 25-Oct-13 20:30:35

A bit skint at the moment so I thought this would be a good way to provide filling meals.

Obviously will be doing the usual mashed based meals, plus chips & roasties etc......................but does anyone have any interesting potato recipes?

(Have a well stocked spice & herb cupboard).

Ta smile

SinisterSal Fri 25-Oct-13 20:46:33

there's a thread in discussions of the day called Spud U Like.. that might help.

i can't think of anything at all now that I've clicked in.

Poitin?
grin

Sorry that was a bit flippant of me. In all seriousness I would make a big pot of stew. It will do two days, is cheap and filling and always tastes better on the second day anyway.

Merel Fri 25-Oct-13 21:30:07

Make and freeze a load of cottage pies, potato cakes, hash browns and fish cakes.

WallyBantersJunkBox Fri 25-Oct-13 21:33:06

Gratin - just slice thinly and layer with milk or cream. I use chicken stock and layer slices of onion and then put a chicken on top for Sunday lunch. Saves space and energy and the potatoes taste delicious with the chicken flavours roasting into them.

If you have a freezer you could par boil some wedges and coat in oil lightly, bag them and then you have wedges to hand if you are short of time. Just a sprinkle of paprika makes them yummy and slam in a hot oven.

A good base for soups too - potato and leek, potato and broccoli?

We add cubes into a curry too, I love day old curry with potatoes as they've absorbed the flavour.

If you have the time you could make Rösti? I have to say that as I live on the Rösti divide lol!

IHatePingu Fri 25-Oct-13 21:39:44

Don't forget baked potatoes. Any number of possible fillings but baked beans are cheap and nutritious if you are counting the pennies.

If you are boiling or roasting potatoes, it's always worth making double the amount. Chop the leftovers up the next day and fry them up with any leftovers, frozen veg or anything hanging around in the fridge to make lovely bubble and squeak.

HettiePetal Fri 25-Oct-13 22:01:42

That wasn't flippant, Squirted. Had to Google what it was blush, but now I know, it's a fine idea wink.

Gratin is a good idea. Thanks.

Are ordinary potatoes OK for baking?

And that's a good idea, Pingu - love bubble and squeak.

SinisterSal Fri 25-Oct-13 22:10:30

I would bake ordinary potatoes.

I put them in the microwave first and then the oven to crisp up, saves you having the oven on for hours

WallyBantersJunkBox Fri 25-Oct-13 22:14:28

Yes that's what I do - put aside the large ones for baking, pierce them and microwave for 5 mins. Also if you run a metal skewer through them, like a kind of potato kebab, and bung them in the oven on it, they will cook faster in the oven as the metal heats through the insides. (just be careful getting them out.)

Massage a drop of oil on their skins and a little rock salt and they get even crisper too! quite fancy jacket spud and tuna now

SinisterSal Fri 25-Oct-13 22:15:47

And now i have a question for you ... Potatoes from the milkman??

HettiePetal Fri 25-Oct-13 22:31:43

Yep, Sinister. Milk & More

here

I honestly don't know yet whether this is cost effective or not - but it's useful to have an account with them because you can order basics & then settle up at the end of the month. Really handy if you're having a skint episode.

I have had their fruit & veg box, and I don't recommend it. Produce was fine but considerably more expensive than in the shops. Which is probably to be expected since they deliver it to your door. Good for emergencies though.

SinisterSal Fri 25-Oct-13 22:32:47

Ah ok it all makes sense now smile it just sounded a bit odd at first

HettiePetal Fri 25-Oct-13 22:37:49

grin Yeah, does sound strange.

I remember the days when the milkman delivered milk....and that was that <old fogey>

Wallison Fri 25-Oct-13 22:40:26

Is it one of those big hessian sacks? If so, put it somewhere dark and dry and they will last all winter. That's what I do, and I also have a big bag of onions. Much cheaper than buying individual bags.

birdybear Fri 25-Oct-13 22:41:40

i have milk and more too. very good. can i just ask, are the potatoes nice? and are they clean? ie , not needing washing dirt off and peeling . pet hate of mine!

HettiePetal Fri 25-Oct-13 22:46:14

Good tip, thanks Wallison.

Birdy I'll let you know tomorrow. The fruit & veg I got was immaculate & very fresh. I know what you mean about them being "clean"! Watch this space.

DS is completely addicted to their bottles of OJ, which are particularly nice.

Amy106 Fri 25-Oct-13 22:49:17

Potato pancakes are yummy and filling too.

Alonglongway Sat 26-Oct-13 00:12:27

Leek and potato soup

HettiePetal Sat 26-Oct-13 01:22:37

Amy

Does this look like a good potato pancake recipe? Although it looks like a rosti to me (LOVE them!) here.

Yep - leek & potato soup, plus I'm going to do a root veg one.

Great ideas all. Thanks.

Amy106 Sat 26-Oct-13 02:51:38

Yes, that looks like a good recipe. I like the AllRecipe site. The recipes seem to always turned out, even with my cooking skills! smile. Potato pancake leftovers are great for breakfast too. Add some apple slices or apple sauce if you have it. Good luck with that sack of potatoes!

ElleSarcasmo Sat 26-Oct-13 14:06:14

WallyBanters-the chicken on a bed of potatoes (boulangere potatoes?) sounds amazing-how long do you normally cook it for and do you put foil over the chicken?

And don't forget to do that roasting the peel tip that did the rounds on here a while ago - they really are very, very good!

NotCitrus Sat 26-Oct-13 15:01:31

I get a sack from Milk and More each year, before Christmas. Lasts for a few months under the table, with the few manky ones getting shoved into the garden and turning into a few ok ones later.

Mostly just do them with roasts.

ohright Sun 27-Oct-13 01:28:51

Here are some Indian and some Western recipes -

www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkOy-maKTd0&feature=share&list=PL35cGG4isWVV8LzTzqVYGCHC3zPhMVLt1

Sometimes Tarla Dalal explains in English, sometimes in Hindi, but the recipes are always written in English. Just pause the video where the recipe is written out in English. Just pause the video where the recipe is written out in English.

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