Did you buy a big bag of potatoes from the grocery store because it was a great deal? However, when the sprouts start forming, bulk-buying panic can sink in. Not to fear! There are many great ways to use up soft and sad spuds.
1. Make Soup
Leftover cooked potatoes can be added to soups to thicken them. Accidentally oversalted your soup or stew? Add in a raw cut up potato and save the day.
2. Mash & Freeze Them
Make mashed potatoes and freeze the leftovers. Defrost them overnight and use them in shepherd’s pie or other dishes to save yourself a ton of work. Russet potatoes are a good choice here; Yukon Gold potatoes sometimes get a more gummy texture in mash, although you can adjust the consistency by adding more liquid.
3. Crisp Them
Potato skins can be repurposed to make oven-baked potato chips! These chips are full of fibre and packed with nutrients. Simply take your peels, toss with olive oil and salt, spread in a single layer on a baking tray and bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 mins.
5. Enjoy In A Cold Potato Salad
Make use of your leftover cooked potatoes by whipping up a simple potato salad.
Did You Know?
You can still eat sprouted potatoes. Simply remove the area around the sprout.