Perfectly Practical #226 - Leftover Mashed Potatoes
What can one do with leftover mashed potatoes?
- If you are familiar with British food then you make Bubble & Squeak or Colcannon from the mash and cabbage.
- Make potato bread, rolls, or pancakes
- Use them as a topper for a Shepherd's or Cottage Pie* or meatloaf cupcakes
- Make Duchess Potatoes (your people will think you're fancy)
- Thicken soups
- Make Potato Soup
- Freeze them for another meal**
- Make Baked Potato Casserole
- Make a chocolate cake (I found an old country recipe using mashed potatoes)
I thought it was an impossibility, but I actually over-salted my mashed potatoes the other night. That was a travesty since we love mashed potatoes and I don't make them very often. We counted it as a huge loss. Yep. We were that sad about messed up mashed potatoes.
I kept the leftovers anyway because, well, wasting food makes me angry and I'm so glad I did.
A few days after the tragic potato mishap, I made mushroom soup, which was good, but needed something extra - like salty mashed potatoes! I added the potatoes to the soup and it was perfect! No waste here. Nuh-uh. No ma'am.
What do you do with your leftover mashed potatoes?
*What's the difference between Shepherd's and Cottage Pie? Shepherd's Pie uses ground lamb and Cottage Pie uses ground beef.
**For portion control, scoop potatoes into a muffin tin and flash freeze. Pop them out and put them in a freezer bag.