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What can I make for (a veggie) dinner with potatoes that isn't cottage pie?

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DoItTooJulia Tue 11-Oct-16 09:44:35

We're on a super tight budget. I have a huge bag of spuds.

My potatoey repertoire includes:

Lentil cottage pie
Veggie burgers with wedges
Mashed potato
Roast potatoes (with a nut cutlet and veg)
Jacket spuds
Leek and potato soup

But we've had all of that in the last 10 days already. So I'm after inspiration!

I'm contemplating trying to rostis with spinach and poached egg, but I think the dcs will be a bit 'meh' about it!

I have a nicely stocked store cupboard for the time being.....

Lapinlapin Tue 11-Oct-16 09:47:26

Lots of veg curries have quite a lot of potato in them.
Dauphinoise potatoes and serve with stuffed mushroom/ people or even just a veg burger

Lapinlapin Tue 11-Oct-16 09:48:12

Oops! Obviously stuffed peppers, not people!

I'm not advocating cannibalism grin

Aworldofmyown Tue 11-Oct-16 09:49:11

Veg chilli with potato wedges?

DoItTooJulia Tue 11-Oct-16 09:49:31

Lapin I love a veggie curry but really dislike potatoes in curry!

Dauphinois is an option. I wonder what the dcs will make of that! Thanks!

MardyBra Tue 11-Oct-16 09:50:11

Spanish tortilla with potatoes and onions.


Lapinlapin Tue 11-Oct-16 09:50:13

Potato salad
Make your own gnocchi? (If you like cooking, otherwise probably a bit of a faff)

Florene Tue 11-Oct-16 09:50:17

Potato and onion frittata

DoItTooJulia Tue 11-Oct-16 09:50:39

It's certainly chilli weather here! And we haven't had one for a while-good shout!

PatriciaHolm Tue 11-Oct-16 09:51:04

Cheesy mash pie - mash, lots of cheese, crisped in the oven with baked beans.

DoItTooJulia Tue 11-Oct-16 09:51:22

I've never made gnocchi-I'm sure I could though! Any fail safe recipes?

sparechange Tue 11-Oct-16 09:51:30

Boulanger potatoes as an alternative to dauphinois
Slices of potato and onion in a dish, covered in stock and put in the oven for 45 mins
Absolutely delish!

Microwaste Tue 11-Oct-16 09:52:05

Do they like cheese? You could try hassleback potatoes and grate Parmesan over them (they're the ones with lots of slits in almost all the way through)
I think your idea of rostis and poached eggs sounds fantastic though!

DoItTooJulia Tue 11-Oct-16 09:52:17

Frittata is another good one! Might be better received by the --egg mad--kids!

mintthins Tue 11-Oct-16 09:53:03

We love the Prashad potato and tamarind curry. It is unbelievably delicious. I usually use baby potatoes not big ones like in the recipe, but had it with normal potatoes last night and it was fab. Do let it sit for a bit before you eat it, it does get even better. If you don't have Tamarind, we used the juice of a lime once, and it was possibly even better. The DCs had it with fish on the side last night, and said it worked well.

Potato Tamarind curry

DoItTooJulia Tue 11-Oct-16 09:53:29

Hasslebacks are saved for Christmas dinner here. But now I have time, I might have to surprise everyone with them!

ShowMeTheElf Tue 11-Oct-16 09:53:48

Butter pie. It's a classic on the wrong side of the pennines.
butter pie

I usually add a bit of cheese to it (as I'm not Lancastrian).

DoItTooJulia Tue 11-Oct-16 09:55:25

I've never heard of that ShowMe! And I missed the cheesy potato pie-I love cheesy potato pie!

TheViceOfReason Tue 11-Oct-16 09:55:41

Veggie lasagne (chopped toms, herbs, green tinned lentils, garlic and courgette) and make the potatoes into wedges? Salad on the side?

TheViceOfReason Tue 11-Oct-16 09:56:34

Curry? I love just chopped potato, almost cooked through, then add to chopped fried onions and spices plus a tin of coconut milk, ground almond and honey.

BorpBorpBorp Tue 11-Oct-16 10:00:31

Fried potato/bubble and squeak with veggie sausage/fried eggs/beans/mushrooms (delete as appropriate)
Potato pancakes/latkes
Cheese and onion and potato pasties
Potato salad balls:

Superdinocharge Tue 11-Oct-16 10:03:35

Make a creamy mushroom and veg pie using sliced potatoes instead of pastry.

Enkopkaffetak Tue 11-Oct-16 10:05:04

Potato and leek soup

Microwaste Tue 11-Oct-16 10:12:57

Ooh how about tatties and (veggie) mince? I make it with everything shoved in a pan together rather than with mash.
Must admit, there's some great ideas here that I'm going to pinch!

GinIsIn Tue 11-Oct-16 10:13:10

Do you eat quorn? I do an Irish stew with quorn mince on mustard mash that's yummy

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