Sunday, 26 January 2014

Four Potatoes

Day 26
Money Spent Today - £0  Vouchers Spent - £0   
Money Spent in Total - £4.89    Vouchers Spent in Total - £5
Money left in purse  - £21.11
I am pondering the best way to use my four older potatoes, they look in reasonably good condition now that I have snapped the little chits off them.  I have a bag of newer bargain price potatoes that I bought earlier in the week but first of course these have to be used up.
I want something tasty, something easy, using up what I have in the cupboards or fridge and for once I am slightly lost for an idea.  I need to dwell on this or perhaps have a casual read through some of my many cook books for new inspiration.
Coffee and cook book reading ... now that's my idea of how to pass a wonderful hour :-)
What would you do with four potatoes?
Sue xx


  1. Guess your weather's the same as ours; wild, wet and cold.
    So the potatoes could be chopped into chunks and thrown into the slow cooker with an onion or two, a few carrots and a bit of lamb breast or stewing steak, leave for a good few hours for a warming hot-pot.

    1. I don't have a slow cooker, but the bottom oven of the Aga would do the same thing. Hot Pot sounds really good for a day like today, but don't forget I'm a vegetarian. (I occasionally eat some fish which then makes me a Pescatarian but I quickly stop this after a while but I NEVER eat meat.)

  2. You could grate some and add to other grated/finely shredded veg and make vegetable rosti - or maybe just the potatoes for a more traditional rosti.

  3. Lancashire Butter Pie.

    Slice and parboil the potatoes. Slice an onion and sauté gently in a very generous amount of butter. Don't let onions brown. Line a pie dish with shortcrust pastry. drain potatoes and fill pastry case with layers of potatoes, onions, seasoning and a few more flakes of butter. Cover with pastry and bake at 180 for about 30 mins.

    This is not a pie for dieters ha ha, but very tasty.

  4. Layer slices of onions and potatoes in a shallow dish pour over enough stock and seasoning to cover, cook slowly in aga until very tender, serve with sausages, veggie for you and meaty for your hubby.. Delicious comfort food. X

  5. Just to add if there are any leftovers you could make a pasty each for tomorrow to have with some baked beans. :-) x

  6. Potato and pea curry with coconut milk?

  7. Leek and potato gratin : fry some leek and onion together until soft, then layer in a dish with thinly sliced potatoes, pour over some cheese sauce and bake until potatoes are cooked.

  8. These all sound like yummy ideas = and here I am out of potatoes!

  9. Curried egg rosti. Peel and grate the potatoes, soak in water for 5 minutes to rinse out the starch then drain and pat dry. Stir a spoonful (or two) of curry powder through the potatoes so they look evenly golden coloured. Then fry in a layer in a frying pan on a low heat for five minutes, flip the potato cake in the pan and make hollows into which you break an egg. Continue to fry gently for a couple of minutes then pop under the grill to set the top of the eggs

  10. Oh WOW ... some fantastic ideas here.... thank you :-)

  11. When I had an excess of potatoes, I mashed them and froze them - in the form of colcannon - lovely with baked beans, or veggie sausages and onion gravy!

  12. We were in a similar situation last week. Six potatoes that needed using up. (There are three of us.) One became a baked potato for daughter's lunch, two became oven fries (chips) to go with an evening meal, two were chopped and tossed into veggie soup (using up other veggies and a jar of home preserved tomatoes), and the last hold out was shredded and added to an omelet.

  13. Ooh scot scollops with cheese? Or veggie hash? xx


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