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Subject: canned potatoes are useful if--
Newsgroups: rec.food.cooking

Started as: <a href="http://groups.google.com/group/rec.food.cooking/browse_thread/thread/230413ba42d1d8e7/654a81bf74260118">Pleasant surprise - Brussels sprouts</a>

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From: nancree <nancree[at]aol.com>
Date: 11 Jan 2007 01:06:03 -0800
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kilikini wrote:
> Chatty Cathy wrote:
> > Steve Y wrote:
> > > If you want to undo the surprise, tried the tinned variety that exists
> > > in France, have yet to taste anything much nastier;
> >
> > Fortunately, tinned "anything" these days is not high up on my shopping
> > list. With the exception of canned tomatoes - which I still find OK.
> > What shocked/amused me was the fact that people use canned potatoes -
> > the mind boggles. ;)
>
> Ugh, someone gave me a can of potatoes one time and I thought, what the
> heck?  NEVER AGAIN!!!!!!!!!  Why on earth do they exist in a can when
> they're so cheap and easy to obtain in their natural form?

I like to keep a couple of cans of potatoes (sliced are preferred) on
hand.
They are like new potatoes.  They are good when fried with good butter
and sliced onions--very tasty indeed.  They can turn an ordinary
breakfast into something special.  Or a dinner, and children love them.
Nice to serve with a last-minute barbecue, or ?? After you get over
the surprise, I think you will enjoy them once in a while.
  Cheers, Nancree 

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From: robotiser[at]googlemail.com
Date: 11 Jan 2007 01:59:29 -0800
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nancree wrote:
> I like to keep a couple of cans of potatoes (sliced are preferred) on
> hand.
> They are like new potatoes.  They are good when fried with good butter
> and sliced onions--very tasty indeed.  They can turn an ordinary
> breakfast into something special.  Or a dinner, and children love them.
> Nice to serve with a last-minute barbecue, or ?? After you get over
> the surprise, I think you will enjoy them once in a while.

When we go out as a family, then I like to take picnic food rather than
sandwiches. Not that it always happens :-( So I need a number of dishes
that I can make quickly in the morning. Canned "new"-ish potatoes
covered in what I call mayonnaise makes a quick and edible potato salad.

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From: Alan Moorman[at]visi.com
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2007 08:00:48 -0600
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nancree wrote:
>I like to keep a couple of cans of potatoes (sliced are preferred) on
>hand.
>They are like new potatoes.  They are good when fried with good butter
>and sliced onions--very tasty indeed.  They can turn an ordinary
>breakfast into something special.  Or a dinner, and children love them.
>Nice to serve with a last-minute barbecue, or ?? After you get over
>the surprise, I think you will enjoy them once in a while.

I bet you could use those to make hog German potato salad.
You know, bacon, potatoes, a bit of vinegar and a bit of
sugar -- all done in a skillet.

Someone should have a recipe.

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From: Jo Anne Slaven <joanne.slaven[at]sympatico.ca>
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2007 20:16:21 -0500
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Alan Moorman wrote:
>I bet you could use those to make hog German potato salad.
>You know, bacon, potatoes, a bit of vinegar and a bit of
>sugar -- all done in a skillet.
>
>Someone should have a recipe.

That *IS* the recipe! :-p

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From: Omelet <omp_omelet[at]gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2007 10:29:55 -0600
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nancree wrote:
> I like to keep a couple of cans of potatoes (sliced are preferred) on
> hand.
> They are like new potatoes.  They are good when fried with good butter
> and sliced onions--very tasty indeed.  They can turn an ordinary
> breakfast into something special.  Or a dinner, and children love them.
> Nice to serve with a last-minute barbecue, or ?? After you get over
> the surprise, I think you will enjoy them once in a while.

We used to use them for camping. :-)
They make lovely fried breakfast potatoes...

Camping out in the boondocks like my parents used to do causes some 
unique food storage challenges. Canned stuff is good.

I have very fond memories of canned bacon!


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