Top 10 Recipes for Leftover Potatoes
Written by: Catalogs.com Editorial Staff
January 4, 2012
Filed Under Food
Contributed by Jennifer Andrews, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru
Potatoes are a delicious compliment to a healthy meal and can be served in a variety of ways, including boiled, baked or even fried.
However, many cooks may find that they have cooked too many potatoes and have extras leftover. Still, others may purposefully cook extra potatoes to have leftovers to use for quick and easy subsequent meals. If you’re unsure of what to do with the extra food, try one of the following top ten recipes for leftover potatoes.
10. Potato Cakes
Mash leftover boiled potatoes with eggs, onions, peppers and some cheese for a tasty twist on a traditional pancake. Try making savory potato pancakes to serve over-night guests and family members the next time you have leftovers.
9. Mashed potatoes
If you originally serve potatoes in their full form, sliced or chopped, why not try mashing them up for a simple potato side dish with lunch or dinner? Add a little butter for extra flavor and consistency.
8. Potato casserole
Leftover potatoes are a great addition to a casserole recipe. Try this Duchesse Potato recipe from Cooking Nook.com.
7. Fried potatoes
Slice up leftover boiled and baked potatoes and place into a skillet or frying pan with butter for fried potatoes that’ll have you asking for seconds!
6. Potato latkes
Similar to pancakes, latkes are a traditional favorite to be served during Hanukkah. Try making potato latkes next holiday season and serve with sour cream or sugar for extra flavor.
Have you heard of hash before? Hash is similar to mashed potatoes; however it includes various other vegetables as well for a complete and tasty meal. Mash up leftover carrots, peas, turnip and squash with potatoes. Warm up in a skillet lightly coated with oil, then place the oven-safe pan in the oven to broil for a crispy coating.
4. Creamed baked potatoes
A quick and tasty recipe to use up leftover potatoes is to simply make a creamy potato dish. Cook leftover, skinless potatoes in a skillet with cream, butter and milk and let sit for approximately 30 minutes over low-heat until a creamy sauce has formed.
3. Potato burger pie
Yes, you can have your potatoes and burgers too! Try making this mashed potato burger pie recipe that involves layering a mixture of potatoes and eggs over ground beef, green beans and peppers.
2. Potato salad
Use leftover potatoes in a salad for lunch the next day that both adults and kids will enjoy. A country potato salad or cilantro potato salad featured in the top ten potato salad recipes each add a unique twist to traditional leafy salads.
1. Sweet potato pie
Sweet potatoes are a healthy vegetable that are rich in fiber, vitamin A and potassium. Use leftover sweet potatoes to make a sweet potato pie that is a favorite hit during the holiday season.