Potatoes are the one leftover which needs to be used up before it is relegated to the compost pile. They don’t freeze well, so think of ways to incorporate this Thanksgiving leftover into another meal sooner rather than later.
Of course, mashed potatoes can easily become a side for another meal. And I’ve already mentioned that roasted potatoes could become Turkey Hash. But there are a myriad of other ways that these versatile spuds can take root in another dish (see what I did there?).
Potato Cakes – Combine the mashed potatoes with some bread crumbs and an egg or two. Dredge them in more bread crumbs or in grated Parmesan cheese and pan fry them in a little oil or butter. Serve along-side grilled hanger or skirt steak or for breakfast with eggs and toast.
Potato Bread – Add mashed potatoes to your favorite bread recipe, reducing the liquid by half. For example, if the recipe calls for 1 cup of water, add 1 cup of mashed potatoes and 1/2 cup of water. Add dill, fennel or caraway seeds as an optional flavor.
Potato Leek Soup – Sauté onions and leeks in butter, salt and pepper. Add white wine and stock. Stir in mashed potatoes and adjust for salt and pepper.