Sunday January 13, 2002
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You Say 'Potato'
Eyes that cannot see
But if they could, would see dirt,
Then my frying pan
Portugese Potato & Kale Stew
Potato-Crusted Quiche
Potatoes al Funghi
Potato Latkes
Shepherd's Pie
Yellow Potato Salad

"No mockery in the world ever sounds to me as hollow as that of being 
told to 'cultivate' happiness ... Happiness is not a potato, to be planted in mould, and tilled with manure."    - Charlotte Bronte (via astute listeners Vicki and Flawn)
Other potato ideas from our listeners:
  • Joan suggests:  Mix leftover mashed potatoes with egg, grated cheddar cheese, parsley, a pinch of nutmeg, some chili flakes, and a little bit of flour to bind.  Form balls, roll them in matzoh meal or bread crumbs, and deep fry.
  • Bonnie suggests:  If you peel potatoes for your recipe, save the peels for soup stocks.  If you're not making the stock right away, freeze them for your next batch.
  • Laura Stillman suggests:  Make twice-baked yams in the same way you'd make twice-baked potatoes: bake them at 400 until just cooked, halve them, scoop them out and mash the insides with butter and other ingredients, then refill the skins and bake them at 350 to reheat.  With regular potatoes you might make the filling with some combination of cheese, sour cream, green onion, sauteed mushrooms, garlic, etc.  For twice-baked sweet potatoes, Laura suggests mashing them with butter, brown sugar, salt, pepper, and dark rum.