Quick Tip: Leftover Mashed Potato

Photo: Jonathan Ruchti, Switzerland

If you have an unexpectedly large amount of potatoes, do not fear.

In my opinion the best way to use them all up without wastage is to firstly make a large pan of mashed potatoes.

Use a reasonable amount of salt, pepper, and butter when you are mashing them up.  Also use a little bit of milk, but not too much or you will make them sloppy.

Use what you want for your meal, and then we are going to freeze the excess.

Get a baking sheet and cover it loosely with greaseproof paper.

Using a couple of spoons placed the mashed potato in large lumps on the baking sheet on top of the paper.

Pop them in the freezer overnight.

In the morning when they are frozen take them off the sheet and put them in plastic bags to store in the freezer.

When you want to eat them, simply put the frozen balls in a dish or on a baking sheet, and bake them in an oven at 200 C for 25 minutes.

Voila, baked mash potato balls.

You can also make a little dip in the top with a spoon before freezing them – and then when you bake them from frozen, put a slice of cheese in the top for cheesy mash balls.


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