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Dehydrating Cubed Potatoes For Preparedness Food Storage

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

I always have a couple of jars of dehydrated cubed potatoes in my pantry. From a preparedness standpoint I love to have dehydrated food available.

Jars of dehydrated food aren’t dependent upon electricity to keep them preserved like when storing food in a freezer. Dehydrating cubed potatoes for the pantry, an easy way to preserve the excess! A Mother Earth News post. #TexasHomesteader

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Leftover Mashed Potatoes Into Potato Cakes (aka: Potato Pancakes)

~ by Texas Homesteader ~ 

I use leftover mashed potatoes to make fried potato cakes. (some call them potato pancakes).

They’re quick & easy and a great way to rework leftovers into something delicious. Soft & pillowy inside, crunchy outside. I share both skillet frying and Air Fryer instructions. 

POTATO CAKES! I use leftover mashed potatoes to make potato cakes. Quick & easy and a great way to rework leftovers into something DELICIOUS! #TexasHomesteader

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Planting Potatoes For EASY Harvest!

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Here in NE Texas it’s the time of year when many gardeners are thinking about planting those potatoes! I’m a big fan of growing potatoes, especially since they’re such an easy crop to grow. 

In past years I’ve planted potatoes in a raised bed right in my garden. Of course that worked fine but this year I’ve decided to do something different.

Remember I’m a big fan of growing an Edible Landscape? Well not only will this different way of planting potatoes give me some effortless beautiful greenery on my back porch during the summer months but it will also help make harvesting those potatoes so easy.

C’mon, I’ll show ya!

I've planted potatoes in the ground, but this year I'm planning for not only a more bountiful harvest, but an easier one too! #TexasHomesteader

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Lemon Cookies Made w/Instant Potatoes

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

We were given a package of instant potato flakes. But I don’t cook with instant potatoes since we both much prefer the taste of real mashed potatoes to instant.

But y’all know how I hate to waste food, so I set out looking for ways to use them up. Thickening for soup? Sure. Topping for shepherd’s pie? Ok.

But it’s taking too long to use this bag of instant potatoes. So I set out to find a recipe to use ’em up a little faster.

Then I stumbled on a recipe to make COOKIES with them. Cookies? Really!??  Hummmm….

Cookies made with instant mashed potatoes?? YES! These cookies were surprisingly delicious, lemony & cake-like - check out my recipe. #TexasHomesteader

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Dehydrating Shredded Potatoes For Homemade Hash Browns

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

You can often find a huge bag of potatoes for cheap. It’s hard not to just buy the bigger bag instead of a smaller bag for almost the same money, right?? But will you be able to eat them all before they go bad?

I decided to dehydrate excess potatoes. But there’s a trick to keeping them from turning black as they’re dehydrated.

Dehydrating Potatoes. If you buy a bag of potatoes cheap, how do you preserve them before they go bad? Dehydrate them! #TexasHomesteader

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