There is nothing quite like a meat and potato meal. It is one of the most classic meals, you have in America.
Everyone loves potatoes! And good to know that there are hundreds of ways to cook them. Whether you want to use the Instant Pot (Pressure Cooker), air fryer or just make them in your oven, they all full of flavor. The key to a great dish is spices, you need to use lots of different spices in your potato dish until you find one that you really like on potatoes. I used to hate salt on my potatoes, but my son loves them, so one day, I let him season them. I realize that good old salt and pepper, applied in LARGE quantities, really seasoned the potatoes well, so after that, I used to add more than I usually did, and everyone complimented me on my potato dishes. So, experiment, find out what spice you like and adapt it to any potato recipe.
Another great reason for using potatoes as your side dish is that they are so budget-friendly, these are usually on sale at the grocery store, at least twice a month, so take that time and grab yourself a package/bundle. You can literally turn one package of potatoes for about $3.00 for a 5-pound bag, into about 3 dishes. So, that’s a real budget saver.
Here are some great hints for storing potatoes:
- Store potatoes in a cold, well-ventilated area.
- Never store potatoes in the refrigerator, any temperature lower than 50 degrees F, changes the texture of the potato and will affect the taste of the potato dish.
- If you do choose to store potatoes in the refrigerator, let them slowly come to room temperature, before you cook the potatoes.
- Paper bags work amazingly when you are storing potatoes
- Do not wash potatoes, before storing them.
- If your potatoes have started to sprout, do not despair, just simply cut the sprout off, they are still safe to eat.
- If your potatoes have turned green, this is due to a chemical called Solanine, which means that the potato should be discarded, note: eating them in large quantities can cause you to get ill, so it’s best to throw away.
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These are so awesome. I made them in preparation for this year's Thanksgiving leftovers. This is going to be a huge hit at my house on Friday. I hope you and your family enjoy it!
- 1 package mashed potatoes (I used 24 ounces, leftovers work well)
- 1 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 1 cup Panko or breadcrumbs (I used panko)
- 1 teaspoon diced parsley (optional)
- olive oil spray
As per the notes, I used prepared mashed potatoes, but leftover mashed potatoes work well as well. I used them from the refrigerator.
In one bowl, place the flour, salt, and pepper.
In another bowl place the egg/eggs (I started with one, and then needed another one)
Then in another bowl, place the panko or breadcrumbs and the diced parsley
Make a ball with the mashed potatoes, and then dip it into the flour.
Then into the egg. Then into the panko.
As you make them place them on a greased tray or cookie sheet.
Place in the refrigerator for about an hour, then place in the air fryer basket or tray (greased) Spray generously with olive oil spray, set the temperate to 340 degrees F, for 9 minutes.
Check to make sure they are hot int he middle since all air fryers cook at different times.
Plate, serve and enjoy!