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What to use surplus spuds for?

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Thanks to our potato patch exceeding all expectations, we are currently looking at more spuds than we will be able to eat before they start sprouting.  Unless, that is, we use them for something other than chipping and mashing! But what else can we do with them, given that all we have with which to cook them is the oven which we try to limit to one day a week and the hob.  Freezing's out too as the freezer's full of other produce.  Anybody got any ideas please?
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  • Brie
    Brie Posts: 10,485 Forumite
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    make vodka?

    but if you don't want to be pickled you could pickle the potatoes instead.  (random google)

    Pickled Potatoes | Mexican Please

    Any reason you can't simply store them somewhere for later use?  Anywhere quite cool and dry.  Without mice.
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  • C_J
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    Dehydrate them and store that way?
  • Brie
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    If you have tiddlers you can chuck them in with a lot of veg (peppers, squash, beets, courgette, onion) and roast them.  Give them a rub with olive oil and some herbs and Nora's your second cousin.
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  • frugalmacdugal
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    Hi,
    boil up a lash, drain, then add grated cheese, mustard, horseradish, chilli, whatever your inclination to spice up, mash, make into your choice of pizza base size, what you don't use, freeze.
  • Sky_
    Sky_ Posts: 605 Forumite
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    Spanish omelette, potato bread, casseroles with potato in.

    Mash can be frozen--pipe into rosettes or put separate large spoonfulls on a tray and open freeze before popping into bags or boxes, then bake in the oven or top shepherds pies etc with the frozen mash, direct from the freezer.

       
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  • Si_Clist
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    Thanks folks.  Some very interesting suggestions there!  As to storage, they're in paper sacks in what amounts to a frostprooof shed.  We usually run out in January after knocking the sprouts off, but this year we're up against two things - a far bigger than usual harvest, and a disturbing tendency for the maincrop ones ("Fortyfold") to show signs of sprouting as soon as they're dug up.  Dehydrating is out mainly on account of the cost of so doing (cost of dehydrator + running cost), and as I said in my OP, the freezer's already full.
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  • Si_Clist
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    ... boil up a lash ...
    Sorry, but I have to ask - what on earth is a lash?
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  • MovingForwards
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    Curry, soup, stew.
    I handed over loads to colleagues today and said there may be another lot depending on when we next get together!
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