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Subject: Whole White Potatoes in a Can
Newsgroups: rec.food.cooking

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From: FAChrisDohrmann[at]webtv.net (Frank A. Chris Dohrmann)
Date: Sat, 16 Nov 2002 07:51:46 -0500 (EST)
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Please tell me a good way to use them?
TIA  ILOFU2@webtv.net

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From: jarkat2002[at]aol.come.on (Jarkat2002)
Date: 16 Nov 2002 13:27:07 GMT
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>Please tell me a good way to use them?

I don't use them often ... but they are OK to drop into a quick poor man's
veggie soup.

6 beef cubes or chicken cubes
1 can of tomatoes
1 can of potatoes
1 can corn
1 can carrots
1 can peas
1 can green beans
1 large can of tomato juice
hand full of rice or barley
1 cup of water. 
heat till rice/barley is done (don't use too much rice/barly or cook it first
or you will have a solid soup mess)
Do not drain any of the canned veggies ... use the whole can.
~Kat

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From: hids[at]webtv.net (The Millers)
Date: Sat, 16 Nov 2002 08:46:40 -0500 (EST)
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I put them in a glass roasting pan, coat each one with butter or oil and
put some seasoning and dried parsley on them and bake for an hour.  They
come out crusty and good and go good with chicken, roast or meat loaf.

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From: Alan Moorman <amoorman[at]visi.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2002 23:29:08 -0600
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As long as you're going to give that stuff to some poor man, and
not eat it yourself!

I'm sorry, but almost all of those canned veggies are something I
just can't take.   I think the corn might be the only one I could
eat -- especially if it is "Niblets" which aren't cooked to
death.

Frozen veggies, or fresh.  That's the way to go!

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From: Deacon <deacon_2002[at]hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 16 Nov 2002 13:32:25 GMT
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>Please tell me a good way to use them?

I use them when throwing together a quick stew...

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From: stan[at]temple.edu
Date: 16 Nov 2002 14:23:32 GMT
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Deacon wrote:
> I use them when throwing together a quick stew...

Those canned whole white potatoes are great when used to make home fries. 
Lay out a couple of paper towels on a plate, then dry the potatoes on the
paper towels as much as you can, but don't obsess about it. 

Cut the potatoes in halves or thirds if the potatoes are large.  Then add
a few potatoes at a time in a hot non-stick pan with hot butter or
vegetable oil.  Stand back from the pan because the potatoes spatter when
they first hit the hot fat. Sprinkle some of the usual home fried potato
herbs and spices on the potatoes. I like paprika, ground pepper, and
garlic powder. Add in some chunks of onion if you want, then cover the pan
and cook over medium heat for a few minutes. After cooking for five
minutes or so, turn the heat down and wait two or three minutes until the
potatoes stop popping. Take the lid off the pan, and flip the potatoes
over in the pan with a spatula. Apply more herbs and spices to the
potatoes. Cover the pan again and cook a about five more minutes, or until
the potatoes are golden brown. I like to serve these kind of potatoes for
breakfast with eggs once in a while, or dinner with a small steak. Either
way, these home fried potatoes are delicious. 

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From: Sheryl Rosen <catmandy[at]optonline.net>
Date: Sat, 16 Nov 2002 15:54:17 GMT
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stan@temple wrote:
> Those canned whole white potatoes are great when used to make home fries.

Both of my parents made home fries with canned potatoes. I never quite got
the hang of making home fries, my mom failed me in that regard, I guess!!
She taught me how to cook everything else, but for some reason, my DAD was
the home fries maker once Mom was gone!!!

In fact, Sunday breakfast was the one meal DAD always cooked for us. His
coffee was better than mine, he made the best home fries--he was the only
one who could do eggs over-easy. (Cuz he and my mom were the only ones who
ate them that way, my brother, sister and I only eat them scrambled, very
well done). After Mom was gone, we always had Sunday morning breakfast
together, me, my brother and my Dad. Dad would get up early, pick up bagels,
then I'd get the potatoes cut up and ready to go, so he could make his home
fries when he got back with the bagels.  I think he even continued the
tradition of his Sunday morning breakfasts when he remarried.  I recall one
"Can-Can" sale, maybe 2 years ago, Shop Rite had cans of potatoes for like,
20 cents each....he bought 15 cans. ("They won't go bad")

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From: Janette Chantler <sigatress[at]attcanada.ca>
Date: Sat, 16 Nov 2002 08:43:58 -0500
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> Please tell me a good way to use them?

I rinse them well under cold water, slice them into a frypan, with butter
and cajun spices, and a little salt. Fry till golden brown, u can also toss
in some sliced onion.

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From: kswck <kswck[at]optonline.net>
Date: Sat, 16 Nov 2002 14:00:28 GMT
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> Please tell me a good way to use them?

As addition to meatloaf

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From: Archon <sequoia[at]tiscali.dk>
Date: Sat, 16 Nov 2002 15:19:34 +0100
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> Please tell me a good way to use them?

I only use potatoes from a jar (boiled and peeled, I take it) for
sugar-borwned potatoes. Rinse potatoes, melt some sugar on the pan, add
some butter, stir into sugar, add potatoes, turn them arond in the sugar
until they are warmed. Beware the sugar doesn't become black. Serve with
pork and curly kale.

Michael Nielsen

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From: clinteastwoody[at]webtv.net
Date: Sat, 16 Nov 2002 09:44:59 -0500 (EST)
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i find that if you get a skillet good and hot,add a little olive oil and
fry them they get a   wonderful browned texture and are excelent served
as a starch....a miniscule amount of dill,which can easily become an
overwhelming spice,and a dash of salt and pepper....no one needs to know
and no one will taste that they come from a can.........chef has spoken

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From: Chris and Bob Neidecker <neidecker[at]erols.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2002 02:33:40 -0500
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Archon wrote:
> I only use potatoes from a jar (boiled and peeled, I take it) for
> sugar-borwned potatoes. Rinse potatoes, melt some sugar on the pan, add
> some butter, stir into sugar, add potatoes, turn them arond in the sugar
> until they are warmed. Beware the sugar doesn't become black. Serve with
> pork and curly kale.

And if I'm not mistaken, you can probably find the pork recipe in the rfc
cookbook!

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From: Jill McQuown <jmcquown[at]bellsouth.net>
Date: Sat, 16 Nov 2002 08:32:47 -0600
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> Please tell me a good way to use them?

My mother used to deep fry them in a little oil.  I think Nancy Young has
had them that way, too.  They aren't bad that way, but to mee those canned
potatoes seem "waxy".

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From: dimarela[at]aol.compost (Dimarela)
Date: 16 Nov 2002 17:08:44 GMT
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>Please tell me a good way to use them?

The best suggestion I have is to use them as golfballs!!!!!  Those things are
truly nasty! 

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From: penmart01[at]aol.como (Sheldon)
Date: 16 Nov 2002 17:17:38 GMT
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dimarela writes:
>Those things are truly nasty! 

Um, you're not supposed to use them as butt plugs... oh, you mean that other
kind of "can".

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From: jen <mistress[at]fatlittlegirl.org>
Date: Sat, 16 Nov 2002 17:15:41 GMT
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> Please tell me a good way to use them?

they provide a nice weight whenever you need to, oh say, break a window with
a thrown can . .   ;)

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From: Cyndi <rnchackett[at]insightbb.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2002 00:10:51 GMT
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: Please tell me a good way to use them?

I like rinsing them first (some taste "cannier" than others) and
then heat them on the stove top with some butter and sour cream.
Sometimes I'll throw in some cooked ham or crisp bacon.  If not
adding the meat, when they're heated through I season them with a
little Lemon Pepper, nutmeg, Butt Rub (somebody's brand that I
can't remember), and a sprinkle of Tony Chachere's Original
Seasoning followed by good ole salt and Pepper.

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From: TonyaE2[at]webtv.net (TNT)
Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2002 17:23:01 -0500 (EST)
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> Please tell me a good way to use them?
 
Any one in Indiana famliar with the late Laughners Restaurant chain
those whole canned white potatoes were a number one side with customers
Just drain liquid competely  deep fry till light golden  sprinkle with
parika 


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