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FaithLoveandGrace Mon 15-Dec-14 18:46:31

Hiya, my parents bought us a giant bag of potatoes when they were on offer and tbh I'm at a loss knowing what to do with them. I'd quite like to make a proper meal with some of them but not entirely sure what. Any ideas?

TyneTeas Mon 15-Dec-14 18:48:31

Bacon/gammon in a tomato and garlic sauce topped with potato wedges and mozzarella : )

pregnantpause Mon 15-Dec-14 19:02:37

Pan haggerty- sliced potato, onion, carrot and bacon cooked in gratin style.

Potato dauphiouse (sp)

Cheese and potato pie

Egg and chips

Fried potatoes with crumbled black pudding and an egg on top- proper hangover food

Patatas bravas

Potato and spinach curry

Cheese and potato pasties


Believe it or not leftover cooked potatoes sliced can make a lovely potato and rosemary pizza topping

I've never made potato bread but definitely worth trying in a potato glut scenario fsmile

TyneTeas Mon 15-Dec-14 19:07:52

or potato curry is a nice side dish

pocketsized Mon 15-Dec-14 19:09:55

Mash a load and freeze them - amazing when you are in a hurry!

FaithLoveandGrace Mon 15-Dec-14 19:11:43

tyneteas that sounds fab! We do have a pack of bacon in the freezer so it'd be really good to try your recipe.

pregnantpause we'll definitely have to try the patatas bravas. Pizza topping sounds interesting!

We're trying to eat more veggie food but I'm not a massive fan of cheese unless it's on top of a lasagne / other pasta dish or on something like pizza so I guess that limits us too :/

GlitzAndGigglesx Mon 15-Dec-14 19:12:28

Dauphinoise potatoes, potato rosti, baked potatoes, homemade chips

FaithLoveandGrace Mon 15-Dec-14 19:13:19

Cross posted.

tynetea that curry sounds fab smile

pocketsized good point about freezing. I've done it before and it was really handy, don't know why I didn't think of it. Any idea how long you can keep them for?

NoNaeNever Mon 15-Dec-14 19:13:45

Stuffed potato skins. Just made some with bacon, onion, mushrooms and cheese mashed into the scooped out potato.

GlitzAndGigglesx Mon 15-Dec-14 19:14:11

Or make lots of soups

NoNaeNever Mon 15-Dec-14 19:15:48

And potato cakes. Mashed potato with same quantity flour. Refrigerate and then roll to about 2cm thick, cut into desired shapes and shallow fry til brown and a bit crispy. Love these.

TyneTeas Mon 15-Dec-14 19:27:39

or a rosti/hash brown kind of potato cake

SanityClause Mon 15-Dec-14 19:29:24

That's one of my regular dinner dishes, NoNaeNever. It's always popular.

Faith, italian roast lamb is lovely. Slice two onions, chop about five biggish potatoes into chunks, put into a roasting tin with about 300gm of diced lamb shoulder. add three sprigs of rosemary, and a drained jar of black olives (stones in). Season with plenty of salt and pepper, and pour on some olive oil (2 tbsp?). Toss the whole lot with your hands, then put in the oven at 190C for about an hour. It's a Carluccio recipe.

Also, goulash. Roughly chop three onions, and fry in some olive oil until softened. Add salt, two tbsp sweet paprika and a qtr tsp of caraway seeds, and about 250 gm of diced braising steak. Brown the meat, coating it with the paprika. Add a bit of red wine, if you want, and about 300 ml of beef stock (or stock cube or boullion is fine, obv.) and simmer, while you peel and chop about five biggish potatoes into bite sized chunks. Add the potatoes, mix together, cover and simmer until the potatoes are soft, and start to thicken the gravy. Chop two red Romano peppers into rings, and add them about 15 to 20 mins before you want to eat. Best with floury potatoes.

Costacoffeeplease Mon 15-Dec-14 19:34:34

You can also freeze roast potatoes - just parboil for about 10 mins, rough them up and drizzle with vegetable/sunflower oil and freeze, then roast from frozen with another drizzle of oil over them

LonnyVonnyWilsonFrickett Mon 15-Dec-14 19:37:41

What costa says - we don't eat a lot of spuds and I was finding we were wasting them when we did buy them. Now I parboil the whole bag, freeze in portions in plastic bags with seasoning and a bit of oil. They can go straight in the oven that way, dead easy. Basically home made Aunt Bessie's! They keep for ever too.

JamNan Tue 16-Dec-14 11:22:59

Chunky potato and celery soup
Spicy root vegetable soup

It's amazing what one can do with a humble spud fgrin

Seeline Tue 16-Dec-14 12:14:56

Fish cakes
Bubble and squeak
Shepherds pie topping
Jackets with various fillings

Seeline Tue 16-Dec-14 12:15:06


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