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post #31 of 37
Originally Posted by Pat & Alix View Post
Make my gram's recipe for Potato Croquettes

Unfortunately, my gram's recipes do not always come with quantities...so, experiment a bit with this.

Either boil potatoes in their jackets, or use mashed. If boiled, let cool - but peel and use a potato ricer on them while slightly warm.

If already mashed, put through a potato ricer.

Add 2 eggs beaten, 1/2 cup grated cheese (I assume romano), salt and pepper to taste, and chopped fresh Italian parsley.

Mix well.

Roll like long meatballs, then roll in 2/3 cup of breadcrumbs (I use Japanese Panko bread crumbs), and fry in hot oil until golden brown.

These are DELICIOUS & were a favorite of my father.
Those DO sound marvelous!!! I'll have to try that.

I usually make shepard's pie with my leftovers too.
post #32 of 37
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Originally Posted by Sar View Post
Bit late in reporting back, sorry!

This batch was certainly a whole lot better than the last! Even having the little bit of mashed parsnip in there too - much more solid this time!

I did a couple in the frying pan and a couple in the oven. I found that the oven ones, for me, came out best as they were nice and crispy on the outside and soft and yummy on the inside!

It might be because I don't really fry as a rule, so might stick to ovening them from now on! We'll certainly be having them time and time again, though!

Thanks again, Pat!
Yay! I am so pleased this recipe worked out for you!
post #33 of 37
Crab cakes would be my choice. One thing I used to make, but haven't for ages, is mashed potato candy: http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,1738...234199,00.html It's an old Pennsylvania Dutch specialty.
post #34 of 37
Mmmmm, mmmm, MMMMM! This all sounds soooo good! I remember making Shephard's Pie years ago...but I used ground beef rather than the lamb or mutton...it was pretty yummy!

I just remembered watching Rachel Ray recently and she made dumplings stuffed with mashed potatoes!!! OMGoodness!!!! Doesn't that sounds just yummy??!! I didn't actually see her make them (she already had them prepared by the time I tuned in) but I guess she rolled out the dumpling dough nice and thin and then shaped them like empanadas...stuffed them with mashed potatoes...sealed them (somehow)...and just before serving...she lightly fried them on both sides in some butter til they were golden!!! OH MY! She served them on some wonderful looking thick chicken stew...........

Ok...gotta go check on those turkey tacos!!!
Hilda >^..^<
post #35 of 37
oh, i say Paula Deen make this casserole on TV one day... it looked too!
Potato Casserole \t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\tRecipe courtesy Paula Deen \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\tShow: \t\t\t\t\tPaula's Home Cooking \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\tEpisode: \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\tComfort Food \t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t
\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t2 cups mashed potatoes
1/2 cup sour cream
House Seasoning, recipe follows
1 small onion, sliced thin
1 small bell pepper, sliced thin
8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter
1 1/2 cups grated Cheddar
4 medium potatoes, cooked
6 slices bacon, cooked crisp
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spread mashed potatoes evenly on bottom of casserole dish. Layer sour cream evenly over top. Sprinkle House Seasoning, to taste. Saute onion and bell pepper in butter; evenly layer over top of sour cream. Slice potatoes and layer over onions and bell peppers. Add butter. Sprinkle House seasoning. Finally top with cheese. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from oven and crumble bacon over top.
Cook's Note: Leftover mashed potatoes work wonderfully in this recipe.

House Seasoning:
1 cup salt
1/4 cup black pepper
1/4 cup garlic powder Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

post #36 of 37
Potato Croquettes w/ lots of Onions. LoL
DH just started to make these. My nana used to make them all the time. It's very hard for me to leave leftovers though. I love potatoes anyway you can make em.
post #37 of 37
Pat, those sound yummy! I'll have to copy that recipe down!
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