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I tried it! However, I have a Belgian waffle maker, so shredding the potatoes don't work as well. I sliced them real thin. It was fun to do!

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Gonna have to try the hashbrowns in a waffle maker. LOL

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12/2/13 7:05 P

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There are only two of us in this household so the first thing I do with 10# of potatoes (purchased on sale, of course) is to take 5# of the potatoes to my neighbor's house!

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10/5/13 9:46 P

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The easiest hash browns in the world....grate a raw potato, then use a towel to squeeze out all excess water. Place the shreds in a waffle iron and cook. You can either brush the iron lightly with oil or spray with pan spray. If you have a non stick surface neither is necessary.

Another yummy thing to do is slice the potatoes very thin and put in a glass baking dish into the microwave. Spray them lightly with pan spray and cook for 2 minutes. Turn them over and cook for another two minutes. Then cook in 39 second to 1 minute increments for home made potato chips.

In the winter I can live on potato soup.



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8/23/13 2:47 P

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Slice thin and season with garlic, onion powder,pepper and seasoned salt or whatever you like. Spray with Olive oil spray and bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. They are great and easy!


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8/7/13 10:29 A

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Great tips for potatoes thank you.

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When I bake potatoes, I bake extras--- Then in the following days, I slice 'em and add chopped onions to pan fry in a little canola oil
Too, if I have leftover mashed potatoes, I make potato patties and add chopped onions. Fry these in a little oil til browned. Very good!

Once I heard a winter tip about potatoes by a farm wife: She baked (microwaved) potatoes, then wrapped a couple in foil. she put one in each coat pocket (for hand warmers) when she went out to the barn for early morning chores. When she returned to the house, she made breakfast hash-browns from those same potatoes. Ha! Might be a nifty idea for putting into your pockets for a jog on a cold morning!

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7/8/13 12:42 P

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Thanks for sharing! I too bought a 10# bag of potatoes and was wondering how I was going to cook them all up! Will be making oven fried salmon patties with smoothered potatoes for dinner tonight with brocolli!

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7/6/13 8:41 P

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I don't know if I've already said this and I'm not gonna go all the way down through this thread to look, but I used to love to grate potatoes with my cheese grater and then fry them up with either nothing or something like Pam cooking spray in the pan. I'd grate them with the skins on because that's where all of the vitamins and good stuff are, and to me the result was as good as any hash browns I've ever gotten from any restaurant. Didn't need oil or butter, just potatoes and (I think) non stick cooking spray.

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7/6/13 10:52 A

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I put potato peels in my composter - so even the worms get to eat some spuds!

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6/30/13 12:08 P

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Everyone's suggestions sound great.
Don't forget the old standby.......still my favorite....cut up, boil, butter (heart smart of course) and sprinkled with salt, pepper and some parsley flakes. I never have left overs when I make potatoes this way. Still my family's favorite.

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6/15/13 8:33 A

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ANNIDAVISON----What is this whirly-gig thing you speak of? It sounds intriguing. I love french fries with my burgers, but have given them up due to the grease involved. I would love to try this!

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Potatoes are one of the best things to eat and easy on the budget too!
Today I had boiling potatoes with Linguisa for brunch.

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Cut up a few boiled potatoes, onion, green pepper and several tomatoes..
add seasonings, oil (or Italian dressing).
Serve cold, makes a good salad...even better next day.
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9/8/11 9:10 A

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My family like Colcannon

Boil your potatoes and then mash them, (I use Yukon Gold and leave the skin on. Just smash them a bit you don't have to mash them but that is probably the best way. I don't add milk or anything to them. I usually steam them in my microwave)

Take a head of cabbage or kale and stir fry it in a little margerine until soft. You can put a lid on the pot and let it steam. Just stir enough to keep it from burning on the bottom. When the cabbage is soft add the potatoes and mix them together. Salt and pepper to taste. I'm on a salt free diet so I don't add any while cooking. My family can add what they want as they please.

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I like baking a casserole made by layering cooked ground beef, choice of vegetables, and mashed potatoes. Can top it with gravy or shredded cheese for added flavor. It's an easy basic recipe and can be modified to use whatever meat (beef, chicken, pork . . .) or veggies you have on hand (great for using up leftovers).

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8/26/11 10:07 P

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Potato soup. Cook diced potatoes with onion & celery in chicken stock. When tender smash a little with a potato masher. Add 1 t. butter, skim milk, salt and pepper. Garnish with grated cheese

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8/24/11 1:17 P

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love pototoes .. so many ways to use them .by the way not fatten it is what you put on them.

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8/14/11 4:20 P

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I like getting those whirly-gig things and making potato corkscrews. Toss them in just a little olive oil, salt, pepper and parmesan and oven bake as you would fries; they're AWESOME! :-D I make a million of them (they're much quicker to make than fries or anything else) for parties and BBQ's.

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8/7/11 7:50 P

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Loopieloo-I want to try that potato and ground beef recipe for my husband and son I am sure they would like it!

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Growing up I was the oldest of 9. My mother used to fix potato dishes every day during Lent. My favorite was gnocchi, potato pancakes, and dumplings. Once she made the dumplings, she would add more cut up boiled potatoes and sauerkraut to make a kind of casserole with it.

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8/3/11 11:41 P

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Oven baked potato latkes. Potatoes and onions... yum!

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7/24/11 1:29 P

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We're really poor right now and so we have to eat a lot of beans for a little while. It's not going to use up 10 pounds, but I always add a potato or two when I cook a batch of beans. Just kind of adds something different when we're eating beans...again...

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Love these ideas. We also make our own "hash" -- using small cubes of cooked potato and lean hamburger. Saute the potato with seasoning of your choice and some chopped onion and/or bell pepper (I use both red and green -- nice color and flavor!) In a separate pan, brown the lean hamburger (I add garlic powder, salt, and pepper) and add to the potato mixture once it's cooked. Serve with a green salad. So yummy!

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Good ideas!

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What a great bunch of ideas!

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I love all of the ideas that people are posting. I love potatoes but I don't fix them nearly as often as I'd like to because my husband is afraid of any kind of carbs and frequently refuses to eat poatoes. emoticon

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I bought 10 pounds of potatoes not too long ago because they were cheaper than the 5 pound bags. All the ideas listed are great.

I don't think I saw this mentioned:
Stuffed baked potatoes.
You can cut the baked potato open, and top it with broccoli or your favorite veggie. Then top with a small amount of cheese.
We eat oven fries a lot. I just spray them with a generic of PAM spay and sprinkle them with Mrs. Dash seasoning.

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3/25/11 12:12 A

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One of my go-to breakfasts is 1 small potato sliced thin, fried up in a non-stick skillet with a little spray until golden brown, then beat an egg or 2 and pour over. Cook till set. Easy but good, and it sticks with you. Add veggies to you liking to mix it up.

Another trick I've done is just swapping out shredded hash-brown taters in recipes for rice for a quick substitute. If its just a base, like say to go under a chicken stir-fry, its a nice swap.

Luv all the ideas guys. I'm always looking for ways to use staples in new healthy ways.

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We do this slightly different version of potatoe salad, a missionary gave me the recipe and called it Haitian potatoe salad. Basically use firm boiled potatoes, mayonaise, onions red beets (I use canned) and a splash of hot sauce. then just season with a little salt & pepper. It has a festive hue to it and the beets add sweet yet the hot sauce adds a little bite- it is just really different and almost anyone I know who has tried it really likes it- enjoy!

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I like having a baked potato with nonfat cottage cheese on top for lunch. I usually dump some picante sauce on top.

You can always share the potatoes with your neighbors, too.

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For the oven-baked steak fries:
Cut into wedges and place seasoned chicken thigh on top (I like to throw in some carrot wedges, too). The juice & seasoning from the chicken go into the potatoes (and the carrots). 400 degrees, 25 minutes each side (of chicken thigh and potatoes) -- You might like it better at 350-375 (I like everything well done -- the carrots take less time).
I use a round metal pie-baking pan to keep the juices in.

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Don't know how you do oven fries, but I like to wash potatoes really good, then slice them up in thin wedges with the skins on along with onion wedges and then I put them in a ziplock with a bag of dry ranch dressing and shake, bake in oven on a cookie sheet that I spray with olive oil till crisp tender. Abour 20-25 min at 350 and I flip after about 12-15 min.
Nothing better than a roast with some potatoes and carrots in the pot also.

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Ever since I moved to an apartment with a working oven, I haven't gotten tired of baked potato fries and baked potato steak fries.
Potato salad can be a good staple and you can make a lot in advance to use during the week.
FaveDiets.com has a bunch of different "healthy" potato salad recipes, and SparkPeople should have some in the recipe section. There are so many ways to make potato salad.
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I think when I get back from my appointment this aft..... I will put on a pot of SOUP...
make that POTATOE.......................



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Make potato soup! The smooth kind, where you stick it in a blender or use a hand mixer. It's soooooo good, perfect for cold weather. Bonus points if you blend some veggies into it like cauliflower or carrot or squash! Potato soup, a bit of cheese maybe, and fresh-baked bread ... *drool*

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HMMMMMMMMM yummy Potatoe Salad.. always a favorite.
or Scalloped potatoes or potatoes au-gratin.... or old fashioned Potatoe Soup with onions..

Lots of choices.



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SparkRecipes has a really good recipe for Cheddar Cauliflower Chowder, which uses 2 cups of potatoes. Not a whole lot, but it's a pretty good soup and I'm sure that there are a lot of other soup recipes that use potatoes.

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OK, I bought a 10# bag of potatoes for just my husband and me. So far I've made: Oven Fries, Beef Stew, and Vegetable Soup with it. Tonight I'm going to do more Oven Fries and boil some potatoes for Hash Browns and Potato Salad the next day. Does anyone else have any other good suggestions?

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