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Subject: Mashed Potatoes
Newsgroups: rec.food.cooking

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From: DRB <drbrun0[at]nospam.com>
Date: Sat, 17 May 2003 23:25:34 GMT
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Hello,

Several ( 3 or so years ago), I used to lurk and occasionally post here
quite a bit, but kind of drifted away from usenet all together for several
years...  Anyway, my roommate and I are hosting an impromptu dinner party of
sorts tonight, and are going to be making garlic mashed pototoes as a side
dish.  We have the recipie and everything--we just have no idea how we
should scale it.  My roommate rarely eats potatoes, and when I make mashed
for myself, I usually use 4 or so to have leftovers for potato pancakes..
We're having 6-8 people over.  The recipie calls for 2 1/2 pounds of
potatoes.  Should this be enough to feed that many people?  And, how many
pototoes in 2 1/2 pounds?  These are smallish/mediumish potatoes that we'll
be using.

Thanks!

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From: Tenzo <tenzosan[at]hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 17 May 2003 18:55:40 -0500
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Nice thing about mashed potatoes is you can make so many things from
leftovers.
They also taste just as good, if not better, reheated.
Since the grocery store sells handy 5# bags I always make 5#s, even if just
for myself.

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From: Jack Schidt <jack.schidt[at]snet.net>
Date: Sun, 18 May 2003 00:58:35 GMT
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You have a recipe, it should include servings, no?  If not, figure 2
potatoes per person and you'll probably end up using a 5 lb bag.  Enjoy.

Jack Kartoffel

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From: DRB <drbrun0[at]nospam.com>
Date: Sun, 18 May 2003 01:10:57 GMT
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Actually, this recipie didn't have the servings... thus the dilemna...
Thanks for your help though. :)  I have a 10 pound bag of taters, so I'll
probably do half of it.  Roomie and I can have any leftovers for later in
the week.

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From: Jill McQuown <jmcquown[at]bellsouth.net>
Date: Sun, 18 May 2003 03:08:28 -0500
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DRB wrote:
>   The recipie calls for 2 1/2 pounds of potatoes.  Should
> this be enough to feed that many people?  And, how many pototoes in 2
> 1/2 pounds?  These are smallish/mediumish potatoes that we'll be
> using.

Always plan to have extra; you just never know.  If the recipe is *that*
good, some folks might eat more than others.  I agree with the replies to
cook 5 lbs. of spuds.  As you say, you can always make mashed potato
pancakes with the leftovers!  I love mashed potato pancakes; now you've got
me craving some of those :-)

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From: stan[at]temple.edu
Date: 18 May 2003 18:34:47 GMT
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DRB wrote:
>   The recipie calls for 2 1/2 pounds of potatoes.  Should
> this be enough to feed that many people?  And, how many pototoes in 2
> 1/2 pounds?  These are smallish/mediumish potatoes that we'll be
> using.

I don't go by weight where potatoes are concerned. If you want some left 
over mashed potatoes, ten large russets ought to do fine.


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