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  • Penny-Wise
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    • 8th Mar 05, 1:23 PM
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    • 8th Mar 05, 1:23 PM
    how about:

    garlic and herbs
    cheese & onion
    other root vegetables - Carrots, turnip, swede, celeriac - mashed in too?
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  • Belladona
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    • 8th Mar 05, 1:27 PM
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    • 8th Mar 05, 1:27 PM
    Cherie, try adding a good teaspoon of mustard (french of course)
    or do a mix of mashed potato and parsnip/sweet potato/squash - whatever you fancy really.
    Or mix in some chopped spring onions or to sweeten it up, some finely chopped and very lightly fried red onions.

    Shape it into cakes and dry fry. Other vegetables can be added to this, bubble and squeak style.

    Aahh mashed potatoes.

    Delia's recipe for roast potato is really easy and taste's great.
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  • Queenie
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    • 8th Mar 05, 1:29 PM
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    • 8th Mar 05, 1:29 PM
    Add some grated orange rind to give it a pinkish colour

    If you decide to add some cheese and onion, bake it and get a nice crispy top - yummy Cheese, Onion and Potato Pie!

    Turn your mash into Duchese Potatoes (basically pipe it onto a baking tray in pyramid type swirls and bake until golden)

    Make "nests" - pipe into rounds on baking tray and fill centre with savoury mince or somesuch.

    Parsley and garlic

    Corriander

    If serving with fish, add a squirt of lemon juice and the grated rind of the lemon - ZINGY!!

    With beef, mix in a tad of mustard or horseradish

    With pork, mix in a blob of apple sauce

    With bacon - use some of the bacon fat to mash your potatoes instead of butter

    Sour cream and chives (instead of mashing with milk/butter)

    You can buy/make, crispy bacon bits ... add that to your mash before serving

    Chilli mash
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  • archived user
    • #5
    • 8th Mar 05, 1:34 PM
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    • 8th Mar 05, 1:34 PM
    WOW @ your ideas!!!!! My mouth is drooling at the thought of them.
  • Queenie
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    • 8th Mar 05, 1:34 PM
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    • 8th Mar 05, 1:34 PM
    Judi, for your roast potatoes .... parboil your potatoes for approx 5 mins (have your roasting tin with your choicen "fat" heating up in the oven ... it needs to be HOT when those drained potatoes hit the pan!). Drain off your potatoes, put them back into the pan, replace the lid and give them a shakey shake. Remove your roasting tin from the oven, add the potatoes to the HOT fat and give them a quick turn over so all the potatoes are "sealed" by the hot fat.

    Because of my oven, I roast mine at Gas 5 - any hotter and I find the insides aren't quite as soft as I like them and the outsides have already crisped up. At G5 I find I get a nice golden colour and the insides are soft like a jacket potato.

    If you roast your potatoes around a joint of meat, they will be softer, just very flavoursome.

    My preferred choice for roasting potatoes is beef dripping (next to lard in the supermarket .. bit pricier than lard, but I clarify it if it's getting a bit beyond it's best to stretch it further). If I have run out, then it's sunflower oil, which isn't *as* good - IMHO.
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  • Queenie
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    • 8th Mar 05, 1:39 PM
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    • 8th Mar 05, 1:39 PM
    Potatoes Anna

    Thinly slice potatoes (as if you were doing a hot pot) and thinly slice some onions.
    Layer in a shallow oven dish and add some stock. Bake in a moderate oven (Gas 5 ish) for approx 1-1 hrs or until tender and golden on top.

    You can ring the changes on that one by varying the type of stock (ie, beef stock, chicken stock, veg stock even fish stock) or, by substituting the stock altogther and replacing with milk and dotting the top with butter.

    Rosti Potatoes

    Basically, grated raw pototo and an onion, season to taste then cook in a frying pan until golden on both sides
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    • Bogof_Babe
    • By Bogof_Babe 8th Mar 05, 1:41 PM
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    Bogof_Babe
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    • 8th Mar 05, 1:41 PM
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    • 8th Mar 05, 1:41 PM
    I've just this morning tried out a Knorr Perfect Potato Garlic & Parsley "stock" cube - dead easy, just dissolve into the warm pan that the potatoes were cooked in (removing spuds first) then replace spuds and mash as normal with milk/butter whatever.

    It was really tasty. Left its presence on my breath though, but you expect that with garlic .
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  • archived user
    • #9
    • 8th Mar 05, 1:41 PM
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    • 8th Mar 05, 1:41 PM
    Am going to print these off.
    • badgermonkey
    • By badgermonkey 8th Mar 05, 1:47 PM
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    Mix some sauteed chopped leeks in and use as a topping for shepherds pie or fish pie...mmm!

    I bet it would make nice bubble-and-squeak-esque patties too.
  • Galtizz
    If you get loads of mash left over you could always turn them into these: http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=17967

    They look really nice and I've been meaning to try them for ages, but I've been getting better at not making so much mash, so I've never got any left overs :rolleyes:

    (Can't do short links on this new forum, can anyone tell me how? Thanks)
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    • vanoonoo
    • By vanoonoo 8th Mar 05, 1:57 PM
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    vanoonoo
    paprika works well in mashed spuds
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  • trafalgar
    Judi, for your roast potatoes .... parboil your potatoes for approx 5 mins (have your roasting tin with your choicen "fat" heating up in the oven ... it needs to be HOT when those drained potatoes hit the pan!). Drain off your potatoes, put them back into the pan, replace the lid and give them a shakey shake. .
    by Queenie
    I then roll mine in a little flour,got the tip off the TV and it makes them lovely and crispy
  • Lucie
    I think all my "liven up mash" ideas have already been mentioned (celeriac, parsnip, horseradish etc) but I have only just perfected rosti potatoes:

    Peel then grate your potatoes into a tea towel (manky old but *clean* one). Squeeze over the sink to get rid of all the water.
    This is the latest revelation - melt a generous knob of butter & mix into the grated potato. Then spread the potato out in a frying pan & fry on both sides til browned. Resist the temptation to fiddle with it too much or it won't stick together properly.
  • Queenie
    Left over mash ideas:

    Potato and Carrot Pancake:
    Add cooked carrots (diced small or even mash IN with the potato) to your mash. Place in a frying pan with a smidgen of melted butter/olive oil and cook slowly until crist. If you prefer you can back it in the oven until golden.
    Potato Croquettes:
    form into sausage shapes, dip in egg, coat in breadcrumbs and fry in hot fat until golden.

    Potato Fingers:
    To each 1/2lb mashed potato add 1oz flour, season. If it needs "binding" add a dash of milk. Shape into fingers, brush with some egg/milk and bake in a hot oven for about 10-15mins - until brown and crisp.
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    • Debt_Free_Chick
    • By Debt_Free_Chick 8th Mar 05, 2:04 PM
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    Try putting "potatoes" into the search box on Delia. Gives 16 pages of recipes containing potatoes, though not all answer your question. Some do though and you might get other potato ideas/recipes too

    www.deliaonline.com
    • Glad
    • By Glad 8th Mar 05, 2:06 PM
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    Glad
    peel and thinly slice potatos

    layer in an oven dish with grated cheese and onion

    top layer to be cheese

    mix a small tub of single cream with equal amount milk and pour over then bake in oven for 1 1/2 hrs

    I've got a fan oven and bake this on 150 degrees, if top starts to brown too much cover it with foil to finish cooking

    tastes delicious, I've even used uht cream or elmlea
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    • Glad
    • By Glad 8th Mar 05, 2:09 PM
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    Glad
    lots of recipes on the British Potato Council Site
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    • moggins
    • By moggins 8th Mar 05, 2:38 PM
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    moggins
    It's very nice with poppy seeds in too.
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  • fazer6
    Page 4 of the slow cooker thread has a cheesey potato bake recipie that I tried at the weekend and was lovely. I didn't have any leeks but I did have some swede so I used thin layers of that instead. I also couldn't be bothered sauteing the potatoes (it's another pan to wash) so instead I microwaved them.
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