I searched the internet for a recipe to use up some left over mashed potatoes.
This is what I found and made. It's simple, easy, and a great way to use up left over mashed potatoes. This is one recipe that I always come to when I have leftover mashed potatoes. I once made these and I wasn't serving them right away, so I let them cool down then I froze them. A few weeks later I removed them from the freezer let them defrost and they were just as good. I have even added leftover chicken pieces and leftover meatloaf to this and it was yummy.
This is an adaptation of a regular Recipe to make it Low Fat. Really very tasty. If on Weight Watchers it will serve 3 people at 5 points per serving. It can easily be doubled or tripled for more servings.
For those those who want a perfect baked potato but do not want to wait for an hour! The cooking times is for one potato you will need to increase time if you are making more than one --- adjust the ingredients to taste, this is perfect for a beginner cook! :)
This recipe, from Cooks Illustrated, was not to have been made public. Unfortunately, late one night I inadvertently hit the wrong button. So credit must be given to the source. Russet potatoes will yield a slightly fluffier, less creamy mash, but they can be used in place of the Yukon Gold potatoes if desired. Rinsing the potatoes in several changes of water reduces starch and prevents the mashed potatoes from becoming gluey. It is important to cut the potatoes and root vegetables into even-sized pieces so they cook at the same rate.
After reading pages of discussion about this dish over at eGullet, I knew I had to try it. This is wonderful! I'm not sure it tastes like french fries as much as they claim, but cauliflower cooked this way has a wonderful earthiness. Definately cut it as thinly as possible, because the browned bits are the best!
Since I sometimes have to cook for just me, I've been on a search for recipes that make enough for just one or two people. So when I came across this one in the TOH 2002 Annual Recipes that was sent in to them by Edith Jennings of Prarie City, Iowa, I knew I had to try it.The time for peeling the potatoes has been included in the prep time. I guess if you wanted to speed up the time it takes to prepare this recipe, you could slightly cook the potatoes in the microwave or on the stove top. The addition of the French Fried Onions was my idea. Sumitted to " ZAAR " on October 21, 2009.