Summer 2017 Potato Hack…Recipes

The Potato Hack book has a couple recipes for each basic cooking method (baking, boiling, frying). Along the way, I’ve learned a couple more!  Here are some of my favorite recipes that did not get into the book.

Potato Soup

12 oz chicken broth
1-2 lbs potatoes
1/4 tsp onion salt
1 tsp fresh parsley
Combine ingredients.
Heat to desired temp.  Remove 1/4 soup (broth and potatoes) blend to purée and return to pot.  Makes a delicious cream of potato soup. (Hattip Mindy Burk!)

Potato Pizza

This was my own creation! Boil a couple potatoes, then while still piping hot, mash them in a bowl and slowly add 1TBS of potato starch until they start to become sticky.  Once sticky, smash a small piece out until it is flat. Bake in the oven at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes until browned. Plain, these make great flatbreads that you can eat just like they are, hot or cold. Or, you can cover them with a bit of tomato sauce and call it a pizza. Here’s a whole blog post I did with pics and everything.
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Potato Starch Gravy

This stuff makes ANY meal better. Potatoes and gravy just go together, right? Most gravies are full of fat, this one just has two ingredients:
  • Potato starch
  • Broth (chicken, beef, vegetable, or even just water)
You have to do this just right for it to work!  Place 2 cups of broth in a pan on the stove and get it just simmering…you know, not quite boiling.
While that’s happening, mix 2tsp of potato starch into 1/2 cup of cold water in a drinking glass or something. When the broth is “simmery,” slowly pour the well-mixed potato starch water into the broth while stirring. It will take some practice to get it the exact consistency you like, but generally 2tsp into 2 cups of broth is about right.
You’ll notice almost instantly the potato starch will start to gel and turn the broth into gravy right before your very eyes!  As soon as it’s poured, stir and remove from heat. It literally takes less than 30 seconds to do all this.
Salt and pepper to your taste and pour over everything.  Here’s a batch I made recently:
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Want some really great recipes?

My partner in potato crimes, Andrew “Spudfit” Taylor and his lovely wife Mandy wrote a book last year, The DIY SpudFit Challenge. In the book are 12 recipes for all-potato meal ideas. They did a really great job, please order a copy of his book if you have not already. It’s worth the price just for the recipes. You’ll find:
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I keep thinking I should write a recipe book, too. Maybe one day!
Potato On!
Tim Steele

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    […] my dinner last night.  Potato soup like we wrote about in the recipes post last week.  All I can say is WOW. So good, so hot, so […]

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