Friday, September 11, 2009

Ten Pounds of Potatoes -- Part 3, The Finale


I started with a 10 pound bag of potatoes I bought on a whim. I made some diced, seasoned potatoes, hubby made some steak fries with some, then I had just over 5 pounds that I made mashed potatoes with. That's A LOT of mashed potatoes. I remembered a recipe that I've made before that's delightful, Tender Potato Biscuits. I had so much mashed potatoes, I thought I'd make a double batch and freeze for ready-to-go biscuits.

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 1/2 cups leftover mashed potatoes
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/3 cup cold water
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • extra milk for brushing the tops


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Cut in butter, until pieces of butter are no larger than peas. Use a fork to stir in mashed potatoes, breaking them up into chunks. Make a well in the mixture, and pour in egg, water and milk. Stir into a loose dough using the fork.
  3. Turn dough out onto a floured surface, and knead for 6 or 8 times so the dough holds together. Pat the dough out to about 3/4 inch thickness, and cut into circles with a biscuit cutter or drinking glass. Place biscuits onto an ungreased baking sheet. Brush the tops with a bit of milk.
  4. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until bottoms are golden.

They come out soooooooo soft and yummy. I packaged in meal-sized portions in Ziploc bags and put them in the freezer for future use....all except the few I ate.

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CrystalsCozyKitchen September 11, 2009 at 6:49 PM

Those look so yummy. I've always wanted to try making rolls with mashed potatoes, but never have.

Lynn September 12, 2009 at 12:38 AM

Yum, I'll bet these are delightful. I've never made potato biscuits, but last November after Thanksgiving I made all kinds of stuff with my leftover mashed potatoes, including potato buns made with yeast. Boy were they good! Can't wait for all the leftover potatoes this next Thanksgiving :)

Nicole Feliciano September 12, 2009 at 2:51 PM

What a great idea. I think freezing extras makes it worth all the effort. Sorry I am late, checking in with all the chefs...busy week getting the kids back to school. Thanks so much for stopping in at Momtrends and sharing.

Velva September 12, 2009 at 6:47 PM

This is a fabulous idea! Potato added to biscuits would make oh so moist. Thanks for sharing.

Frugal Sara September 12, 2009 at 9:20 PM

I have never had potato biscuits. Thanks for the idea.

Cass @ That Old House September 13, 2009 at 8:00 AM

I've never seen this! These biscuits look fabulous. We feed a crowd at Thanksgiving and I cook up 15 pounds of potatoes, and mash them. Sometimes there are leftovers (not always!) and I'm going to save this recipe -- it would make such a nice accompaniment to turkey soup!

Thanks... Cass

threesidesofcrazy September 13, 2009 at 2:32 PM

These look awesome. I've never tried making them myself, but with your recipe I will now.

SnoWhite September 16, 2009 at 8:12 AM

I bet these are really delicious! I hear that potato breads/rolls are really moist...yum.

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