Recently, an Instagram reel showing a woman making mashed potatoes out of Lays chips went viral. People were left wondering why such a bizarre recipe was even required in the first place. While some may call it innovative, one can argue that the delicacy is best enjoyed when made out of actual potatoes. Mashed potatoes are a common accompaniment to many dishes – for instance, the British delicacy known as Bangers and Mash. In other countries, this simple appetiser is served along with meat, fish and boiled vegetables. But mashed potatoes can be used in innovative ways to make various other dishes too. If you have a hectic week ahead, you can perhaps keep mashed potatoes ready and use them in a different way each day. Here are 5 ideas to inspire you:
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Here Are 5 Easy Dishes To Make Out Of Leftover Mashed Potatoes:
1. Egg and Mashed Potatoes Frittata
2. Aloo Ke Gola Kebab
This dish is an amazing tea-time snack. To make Aloo Ke Gola Kebabs, first grate beetroot, cabbage, carrot and capsicums. Chop coriander, green chillies and onions. In a large bowl, add all these ingredients to your leftover mashed potatoes. Use a potato masher to mix them together. Add a roasted mixture of besan and maida, along with bread crumbs, to the mashed potatoes and veggies. Add red chilli powder, roasted jeera powder, turmeric powder, and coriander powder and mix. Make short cylindrical shapes out of this mixture and skewer them in the middle with a long toothpick or tandoori stick. Heat oil in a pan and fry the kebabs until brown. Serve with ketchup or mint chutney. Click here for the full recipe.
3. Peas & Potato Sandwich
If you wish to make something simpler out of leftover mashed potatoes, this recipe is perfect. To make the filling, flash fry green chillies in olive oil. Transfer the mashed potatoes to the pan. Add kaffir lime leaves, curry powder, boiled peas, red chilli powder, coriander powder and salt. (If your mashed potatoes were already seasoned, don’t add too much salt and spices at this stage). Mix all the ingredients thoroughly. Allow the mixture to cool before putting it in between the bread slices. Click here for the full recipe
4. Potato Chops with Keema
If you’re looking for a non-vegetarian dish, these chops are a wonderful choice. Shape the mashed potatoes into balls and then flatten them to make rough circles. Dampen your hands before doing so to resist the stickiness of the potatoes. Place one portion of cooked keema in the centre. Ensure that the keema is as dry as possible to avoid having a heavy filling. Seal the edges together on top to form spheres, lightly flatten them and roll them in maida. Dip into egg and coat with bread crumbs. Deep fry until golden brown. Click here for the full recipe
5. Bihari Aloo Chokha
This delicacy is a lovely combination of flavours and textures. To make Bihari Aloo Chokha, roast tomatoes in a pan and add them to the mashed potatoes. Mash them together. Add salt, red pepper flakes, cumin powder, coriander powder, and finally, the sliced onion and coriander leaves. Mix all elements well. Add mustard oil at the end. This dish is best enjoyed with fresh litti chokha. Click here for the full recipe
What do you do with leftover mashed potatoes? Let us know in the comments.
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