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Old 01-16-2016, 10:32 PM   #15
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Instant potatoes

Sounds like you've eliminated all the alternatives. I'd say give the do-it-yourself dried mashed potatoes a try and tell us how it works.

I know some people are very sensitive to food additives. I have a friend who can tell after a couple of bites whether the shredded cabbage came from a head of cabbage or a bag of pre-processed cole slaw mix.

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Old 01-17-2016, 07:04 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Hazel in Sk View Post
I have eaten instant, dehydrated potatoes a few times. Thought they were better than going hungry! Today I spotted this site on my screen -

How to Make Dehydrated Potato Flakes from Scratch | The Homesteading Hippy

I'm finding it a bit tempting to try some. Has anyone here made this version of potatoes.?

Oh yeah - it is, in general, an interesting site.
I was born & raised in Idaho in a family of potato farmers and don't know squat about instant taters. But I know I have to check out a site called "The Homesteading Hippy".

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Old 01-17-2016, 08:54 AM   #17
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Hi Hazel, you should invite some of our southern friends for see northern Saskatchewan. Some of the nicest camping around. Yes its a drive to the closest town for supplies but some very nice camping and fishing. Meadow Lake Provincial Park has everything from bush camping to drive through RV sites with 17 different lakes and some of the best beaches around. I would like to travel to some of the more northern areas and may do so next year.

Growing up, we lived on a radar base in Moosonee ,Ont and most of our food was ordered in from Timmins and brought in by train (the Polar Bear Express). Yes food can be a real problem. The town did have one store, the Hudson's Bay Store , but the prices were crazy and the food was sub par. I think my mother had to rely on instant everything which drover her crazy as she was a homec teacher and a great cook.

Hope you were not affected by the fires this summer. My neighbors friend lost his fishing cabin that he had built, flying in all the supplies himself.
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Old 01-17-2016, 10:49 AM   #18
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Idahoan instant potatoes are available here in Canada. 4 or 5 different flavours in packs that make 2 cups. Boil 2 cups of water, add the product and you're good to go, and they are a world apart from the old tyme instant potatoes. We are never without them.
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Old 01-17-2016, 02:10 PM   #19
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Google "Recipes using mashed potatoes" and you come up with some pretty terrific ideas. Of course, being Italian, "gnocchi" is my favorite!
Why Leftover Mashed Potatoes Are The Best Kind
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Old 01-19-2016, 06:54 PM   #20
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We frequently camp at Narrow Hills Provincial Park which is a bit more than a hour from home to the closest of the lakes. Occasionally go to Greenwater PP which is also reasonably close to home. Then there is Great Blue Heron PP which is fairly new. We went once and probably won't return frequently - you have to pay for an electric site even if you don't want or need one! In the same area is Prince Albert National Park - when there we prefer to camp at the more primitive sites at Namekus Lake rather than the main campground.

We had quite a lot of smoke over several weeks from the forest fires. The first was very close to home and after that was the big one that roared over a lot of ground. Friends from La Ronge evacuated to our home town.

I enjoyed looking at the site with recipes for leftover mashed potatoes. We will be trying the waffles! I make an old British item that my family called Potato Cakes - leftover mashed plus cheese or other additives and flour. They can be fried or baked in the oven. We also make leffsa (not sure of the spelling) - hubby's heritage is Scandinavian so this stuff was a part of his childhood. Now another generation are making and serving it as our kids are raising kids themselves.
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Old 02-21-2016, 08:06 PM   #21
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Well, if you are having instant mashed potatoes, you might as well cover the potatoes with some great Country Gravy Mix....instant, of course...just add water! I like the pepper gravy mix.

Problem is there are so many different instant mashed potatoes available! Four Cheese, Buttery Homestyle, Applewood Smoked Bacon, etc.

Most instant food products have come a long way, and other than those sold as Trail Backpacking Food, i have found quite good. nothing like my dear old Granny used to make...but quite tasty!

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Old 02-22-2016, 08:19 AM   #22
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[QUOTE=Hazel in Sk;566766]I have eaten instant, dehydrated potatoes a few times. Thought they were better than going hungry! Today I spotted this site on my screen -

How to Make Dehydrated Potato Flakes from Scratch | The Homesteading Hippy

my 2 cents worth Good spuds are hard to find this time of the year As I like a waxy spud that dont crumble up when boiled such as yokon gold ( no Russets) Trouble is Yokon's don't keep well and if you find some they mostly have been treated with a chemicle to preserve them! So March April and May are tough. And I think this would be a good way to keep good mashed spuds around.In my 80+ years i have the best spud for storage is called "Nicohle" Those are just begning to sprout in my root celler now so i have been expireamenting with the dried thing. I have had good sucess with them so far and I took the liberty to add some rutabeggi to mine
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Old 02-22-2016, 08:52 AM   #23
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They're Yukon Gold, not "yokon", whatever that would be.
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Old 02-22-2016, 09:04 AM   #24
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Originally Posted by Casita Greg View Post
They're Yukon Gold, not "yokon", whatever that would be.
It's the phonetic spelling of yukon .If you lived in Minnesota or ever saw the movie FARGO you would understand.

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Old 02-22-2016, 09:08 AM   #25
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For what it's worth, Good Housekeeping has done reviews of instant potatoes: Instant Mashed Potatoes - Best Instant Potatoes
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I grew up on Betty Crocker boxed Scalloped potatoes. 😊I take a sachet of the garlic potatoes with me when I camp. Nobody dies. Former military, plenty of MRE's and other field chow covered in sand and ants and well you guessed it. I'm not overly fussy about my chow. 🐷

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After spending over 30 years on various college campuses you grow a taste for cafeteria food. Some "potatoes buds", a can of turkey gravy, a slice of Wonder bread, and some sliced deli turkey (Boarshead no salt turkey is the best) makes a quick comfort food meal after a long day on the road. And with practice you can make it with one pot Raz
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Old 02-23-2016, 06:24 AM   #28
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I'm smiling and remembering this dining fare and pleasure, Raz. 😊

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