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25kg of please!

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HereForTheLineEyes Thu 25-Oct-18 13:59:33

My MIL has very kindly brought me a LOT of potatoes. I am an expert masher/roaster and so will of course be doing the obvious with them. Does anyone have any more creative ideas or recipes that call for a lot of potatoes?


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ShavenConnery Thu 25-Oct-18 14:28:19

- mince and potato bake
- gratin dauphinois
- hasselback

Andtheresaw Thu 25-Oct-18 14:37:07

mash without milk or butter and freeze.

butter pie
Cornish pasty
leek and potato soup.
Lancashire hotpot
hash browns
sauteed potatoes
pomme parisien

I don't think you have enough for all of these but if you use them quickly she might bring another sack!

ClandestineAdulation Thu 25-Oct-18 14:39:01

Spanish omelette for light-ish lunches!

llangennith Thu 25-Oct-18 14:47:28

I mash with both butter and milk and freeze in portions then store in freezer bags.

Andtheresaw Thu 25-Oct-18 15:08:49

I mash without milk or butter before freezing so that I can change my mind and add different things after defrosting: also prevents crystals in the mash.
I pack into ziplock bags and smooth flat for easy freezer sacking (approx. 1lb per large bag) then I can crack off what is required and the bag resealed. You need to bang it on a worktop to crack it though smile

Andtheresaw Thu 25-Oct-18 15:09:18

stacking not sacking.

AtleastitsnotMonday Thu 25-Oct-18 16:01:20

Cheese and potatoes flan
Bombay potatoes

AtleastitsnotMonday Thu 25-Oct-18 16:01:42

Forgot gnocchis!

BrookCreek Thu 25-Oct-18 16:04:56

In a paper sack in the garage they will keep for months so no need to rush to use them.

IHeartKingThistle Thu 25-Oct-18 16:08:03

Homity pie!

HereForTheLineEyes Thu 25-Oct-18 18:50:11

Oh really,*BrookCreek*? Mine are in a paper bag in my utility room, that's good to know.

Thanks everyone, I will definitely be trying these out and googling the ones I'm unfamiliar with.

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lljkk Thu 25-Oct-18 18:51:57

they keep for weeks/months if kept in cold+dark+dry. No rush to consume.

lljkk Thu 25-Oct-18 18:52:48

I guess we buy a new 25kg back every 6-8 weeks. I love spuds, though.

HereForTheLineEyes Thu 25-Oct-18 19:08:44

Why don't they package the smaller bags of potatoes in paper too, I wonder? My usual 4kg bags would always start sprouting if I forgot about them.

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lljkk Thu 25-Oct-18 21:01:13

whole programme on R4 just now about plastic packaging!
Farm shops sometimes have 5kg bags in paper.

anitagreen Thu 25-Oct-18 22:00:23

Potato bake it's gorgeous

BrookCreek Thu 25-Oct-18 22:03:31

I buy a 25k sack from the farm and they keep perfectly well. If I ever buy supermarket potatoes (or any other veg actually), I immediately empty them from plastic bag and store in a paper bag. Tesco's home delivery use brown paper bags for loose veg.

7Days Thu 25-Oct-18 22:04:04

Get an old fashioned chip pan. Mmm

CatAndMice Thu 25-Oct-18 22:06:12

Bombay potatoes!

7Days Thu 25-Oct-18 22:06:57

They will keep for a good month, in a paper bag in the cool and dark though

Xiaoxiong Thu 25-Oct-18 22:09:27

Janssen's Temptation! Perfect dinner with a green salad dressed with something very sharp.

Other one-pan potato dinners: pork chops Boulangere, Spanish tortilla, or potato gratin with smoked garlic and Comte (

Bobcat14 Thu 25-Oct-18 22:15:43


Handbaghag Thu 25-Oct-18 22:20:56

Bacon and potatoes layered in a casserole dish with chicken stock. Oven cook for a couple of hours. Simple and delicious winter comfort food

crimsonlake Thu 25-Oct-18 22:31:41

Potatos bravas.

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