Because no single way of eating works for everybody.
Today I thought I’d try something new.
You see, I have a lot of leftover mashed potatoes. I’ll bet you’ve been in that position yourself now and then. There they are in the fridge, fluffy and delightful, raw material to be used for something tasty.
And this time I’d rather use them for something more interesting than that glorious culinary classic, Reheated Mashed Potatoes.
So I’m going to ask you to do a trade with me. I’ll share a recipe that my mother used to make, and that my family and I still enjoy as a treat – it’s a great way to use up leftover mashed spudds. And in return, if you’ve got a great leftover-mashed-potato recipe, please send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or share it in the Comments. Selected recipes that you send me will be made, photographed, and then eaten… and blogged about here, so the other readers can see that you’ve got Mad Culinary Skillz. And I’ll get more excellent ways to use up my giant pile of mashed potatoes!
Here’s my part of the bargain – it’s a very cheap, tasty treat that’s not necessarily very good for you, unless you’re careful about where you buy your hot dogs. 🙂 When I was growing up, we just bought El Cheapo Wieners from the grocery store, and I admit I have a weakness for them. Here we go:
Recession Hot Dog Delight
1 package hot dogs (12) or equivalent good-quality wieners from your butcher
Leftover mashed potatoes – as much as you’ve got!
1 to 3 ounces cheddar cheese, grated
1. Split uncooked hot dogs lengthwise, but don’t let the knife cut through all the way. They will be “butterflied”. Place on a baking sheet or in a baking pan or tray.
2. Stuff mashed potatoes into hot dogs.
3. Sprinkle cheddar cheese on top.
4. Bake hot dogs at 350°F until meat is cooked, cheese is melted, and potatoes are fluffy. Serve and enjoy. (No need for a bun – you’ve got potato!)
Now, it’s your turn. What do you do with your leftover mashed spuds? Won’t you please share with the group? 🙂