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Subject: potato pearls
Newsgroups: rec.food.cooking

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From: MG <whoever[at]whereever.com>
Date: Sat, 10 Dec 2005 05:12:37 GMT
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in a previous post, potato pearls were mentioned in a recipe for lefse

I tried googling the term, and while I realise now that this product is an 
alternative to instant potato flakes, I couldn't find a picture of it

does anyone have a picture of potato pearls? Just curious to see what they 
look like
Thanks 

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From: Wayne Boatwright <waynesgang[at]waynes.gang>
Date: 10 Dec 2005 06:28:08 +0100
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Thus Spake Zarathustra, or was it MG?
> in a previous post, potato pearls were mentioned in a recipe for lefse
> 
> I tried googling the term, and while I realise now that this product is an 
> alternative to instant potato flakes, I couldn't find a picture of it
> 
> does anyone have a picture of potato pearls? Just curious to see what they 
> look like
> Thanks 

This picture doesn't show them before they're prepared, but this is one such 
product.

http://web.archive.org/web/20060504050124/http://cnmarketplace.schoolnutrition.org/productshowcaseimgs/2920031Pearls+Photo.jpg

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From: MG <whoever[at]whereever.com>
Date: Sat, 10 Dec 2005 16:22:58 GMT
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Wayne Boatwright wrote:
> This picture doesn't show them before they're prepared, but this is one such
> product.
>
> http://web.archive.org/web/20060504050124/http://cnmarketplace.schoolnutrition.org/productshowcaseimgs/2920031Pearls+Photo.jpg

thanks Wayne

so, does it really look like small white pearl-shaped thingies? Do they 
dissolve easily, or do they require, for example, stirring over heat for a 
while? 

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From: Wayne Boatwright <waynesgang[at]waynes.gang>
Date: 10 Dec 2005 17:49:46 +0100
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Thus Spake Zarathustra, or was it MG?
> so, does it really look like small white pearl-shaped thingies? Do they 
> dissolve easily, or do they require, for example, stirring over heat for
> a while? 
 
Sorry to say that I don't know.  I'm in the US and as far as I know they 
aren't sold here.  I would have to assume that they work much like the 
potato flakes or potato buds that are sold in the US.  I get the impression 
that they are fairly "instant".

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From: Bart D. Hull <bdhull[at]nospaminficad.com>
Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2005 22:58:57 -0700
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Yo Wayne,

You can get the potato pearls right here in balmy Arizona.
The Mormon Welfare CO-OP gives away potatoes in the pearled
form in sealed #10 cans, I got to try a spare can (I'm not 
Mormon, just had a friend that was cleaning out their 
cupboards).

They dissolve just as quick as flaked dried potatoes and 
taste just fine. They do look a bit funky as they have a 
yellow appearance.

The Mormons love to stockpile stuff for Armegeddon and this 
is one of their staples along with rice and wheat. (Yep, 
they put both of those in the big #10 cans as well.) At 
least we don't have to worry about them congregating at the 
stadium waiting for a handout at the next national disaster.

Bart D. Hull
bdhull-nospam@inficad.com
Tempe, Arizona


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