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Subject: fried potatoes from canned potatoes?
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From: beckyjanekaizerman[at]hotmail.com (Adilah_K)
Date: 24 May 2002 08:48:13 -0700
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Nancree wrote:
> Nancy wrote:
> >That's okay, I happen to like canned potatoes, and they are nothing
> >like real potatoes, but ... I like em.  
>
> I like them, too, Nancy--especially for certain purposes.  Nothing like them
> when you have company and want fried potatoes for a Sunday brunch, etc.  
> Nancree

How would one go about making fried potatoes (I assume you mean like
home fries?) from canned potatoes?  Please give your recipe!

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From: Miss Jaime 
Date: Fri, 24 May 2002 12:57:08 -0400
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Adilah_K wrote:
>How would one go about making fried potatoes (I assume you mean like
>home fries?) from canned potatoes?  Please give your recipe!

Drain the potatoes, slice the potatoes, get out a good cast iron
skillet, add some oil to the bottom of the skillet (about 2 inches
worth) and heat it up, add the potatoes (I do it a layer at a time)
let them cook until golden on the one side, gently flip and cook the
other side, remove from pan, drain on paper towels, salt and enjoy.

That is how I do them but I use fresh potatoes.  Canned potatoes take
less time to brown.

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From: penmart01[at]aol.como (Sheldon)
Date: 24 May 2002 18:33:12 GMT
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Miss Jaime writes:
>Drain the potatoes, slice the potatoes, get out a good cast iron
>skillet, add some oil to the bottom of the skillet (about 2 inches
>worth) 

"2 inches worth [oil]" is deep frying... the typical skillet is barely 2 inches
deep... no room for the spuds... methinks yoose fulla poopoo.

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From: Damsel in dis Dress 
Date: Fri, 24 May 2002 18:39:18 GMT
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A friend of mine made fried potatoes for a dinner she served to me.  She
took whole canned potatoes, drained them, then coated them with a mixture
of flour and seasonings (kinda like when you're frying chicken).  Then she
fried them (I think, in butter).  In spite of the fact that I dislike the
flavor of canned potatoes, I enjoyed these thoroughly.

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From: winefan[at]bellsouth.net (SusanB)
Date: Fri, 24 May 2002 22:07:48 GMT
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My mother will sometimes use canned potatoes in place of small new
potatoes.  She places butter and sugar in an electric frying pan, and
when this has melted, adds the drained canned potatoes (whole).  Keep
moving them around every now and then and serve when coated and brown.
We usually have these with our Danish Christmas dinner and everyone
loves them.  Yum!

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From: "rosie[at]readandpost" 
Date: Fri, 24 May 2002 22:27:50 GMT
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my kids love canned potatoes, when i roll them around in the pan that the
pork roast is cooking in.
serve when browned!

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From: Nancy Young 
Date: Sat, 25 May 2002 16:55:41 -0400
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SusanB wrote:
> My mother will sometimes use canned potatoes in place of small new
> potatoes.

This is a recipe I like to make:

Cut some of the larger canned potatoes in half so the pieces are
reasonably even in size.  Put some olive oil and butter into a
skillet.  When the butter foams, add the drained potatoes, some
chopped fresh or dried rosemary, a garlic clove and some salt and
pepper.  Cook over medium heat, turning frequently.  When potatoes
are golden, remove garlic.  Serve immediately.

Taken from Biba Caggiano's Northern Italian Cooking, revised for
canned potatoes.

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From: Tom Royer 
Date: Tue, 28 May 2002 08:01:09 -0400
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I use canned potatoes frequently.  The key is to rinse them
thoroughly and drain them.  The liquid in the can is rather
unpleasant, but the potatoes themselves are fine.


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