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Old 11-18-2021, 09:56 AM
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Wow! There are some pretty good suggestions for the Mashed Potatoes. I will try at least one of them this holiday season. I make my turkey after Thanksgiving. My daughter does the Thanksgiving bird. The potatoes are the one thing that I can mess up and I don't look forward to making them.
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Old 11-19-2021, 05:30 AM
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Phyllis nm what is a PC?

I make sweet potato casserole. Microwave whole sweet potatoes until soft. When cool enough to handle, take off skins. Add sauteed onion and garlic, sour cream, salt and pepper. Whip everything together and put in a greased casserole. Top with buttered bread crumbs or crushed croutons. Bake until heated through.
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That reminds me of an old recipe from the 70s called potatoes Lorette I think. After the eggs are beaten in the mixture is dropped by big spoons full into hot oil and fried til golden. Then can then be frozen and reheated in hot oven. Back then we made them ahead for parties and kept them on those Salton warming trays at the parties. Always a hit.

mr stitchnripper canít have cow dairy protein (not lactose intolerant. Gives him migraines) but butter is okay. I am in charge of thanksgiving mashed potatoes and use russets. Sometimes cook in Instant Pot depending on how much we need. Then drain, add salt and we like white pepper, mash in kitchen aid bowl and then use whisk. I add a lot of
butter. A lot. And if needs thinning add the hot potato water a little at a time. Another case of pot always licked clean.
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Old 11-19-2021, 07:51 AM
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Originally Posted by GingerK View Post
Phyllis nm what is a PC?

I make sweet potato casserole. Microwave whole sweet potatoes until soft. When cool enough to handle, take off skins. Add sauteed onion and garlic, sour cream, salt and pepper. Whip everything together and put in a greased casserole. Top with buttered bread crumbs or crushed croutons. Bake until heated through.
Another twist to sweet potatoes!
Thanks for this idea, GingerK ... does it freeze successfully too?

As for Phyllis' PC ... my guess was pressure cooker?
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Old 11-19-2021, 08:56 AM
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Sorry QuiltE, I've never tried freezing it. There is never any left! We like it because it is more savoury than the usual sweet potato casserole.

And duh--PC-pressure cooker. Of course!
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Old 11-19-2021, 09:34 AM
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Originally Posted by GingerK View Post
Sorry QuiltE, I've never tried freezing it. There is never any left! We like it because it is more savoury than the usual sweet potato casserole.

And duh--PC-pressure cooker. Of course!
I think it was the sauteed onions that drew my attention.
Though I will say, the maple syrup did ring a bell.

My sweet potatoes are usually a mixed with butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon. They freeze well, including in single portions. I have a bag waiting to be tackled this weekend. This time I will try some with maple syrup and onions, along with butter and cinnamon, of course!

As for the PC thing ... it took me awhile .... of course, at first all I could think of was Politically Correct and then the Canadian PC connotation of President's Choice!
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Old 11-19-2021, 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by GingerK View Post
Phyllis nm what is a PC?

I make sweet potato casserole. Microwave whole sweet potatoes until soft. When cool enough to handle, take off skins. Add sauteed onion and garlic, sour cream, salt and pepper. Whip everything together and put in a greased casserole. Top with buttered bread crumbs or crushed croutons. Bake until heated through.
pc - is pressure cooker,,, I think they should freeze well.

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Old 11-19-2021, 07:02 PM
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sweet potato dish

heat a can of sweet potatoes [no liquid] and mash,

then add : butter, maple syrup, and cinnamon to taste.
pc - is pressure cooker,,, I think they should freeze well.

My grandmother would slice them then fry them in a little grease till soft and brown ,
then drain the grease off and sprinkle with powered sugar.

Very good. i guess it was a form of french fry.
Take some MARSHMALLOW CREAM, MAPLE SYRUP, VANILLA, CINNAMON
WHIP to taste and runny for topping or dipping.

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Old 11-24-2021, 04:22 AM
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I always thought if the potatoes looked (tasted) like yucky goo it was because too much water had been added to the pot when cooking. Never knew about the eggs before reading this.
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Old 11-24-2021, 09:31 AM
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Another option to make your mashed potatoes yummy. Add some Ranch dressing mix (dry). Brings potatoes to a whole new level of goodness. Additional tip: Add a bit of baking powder to your potatoes to make the dish a bit more fluffy. Enjoy all of the goodies and have happy Thanksgiving everyone.
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