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Leftover Pretzel Crisps

Oh, dear, my waistline is in trouble.

Oct 04, 2012
IrishPotato in Home Cooking

Leftover Pretzel Crisps

Exactly!!

Oct 04, 2012
IrishPotato in Home Cooking

Leftover Pretzel Crisps

No snarkiness read! :) I think it comes down to how to eat them. Eating them with my fingers is awkward (I sound crazy but I have an aversion against putting my fingers up to my mouth when eating small things...don't like the moistness on my fingers...okay, now I sound both crazy and gross!) and eating them with a spoon is even more strange to me.

Okay, now I feel like I should call a therapist :)

Oct 04, 2012
IrishPotato in Home Cooking

Leftover Pretzel Crisps

I love the ice cream idea...especially the peanut butter ice cream part!

Oct 04, 2012
IrishPotato in Home Cooking

Creamy good egg salad

I also pulse with a food processor...I do that with all my "salads" (i.e. mayo-based tuna, chicken, turkey, ham, egg, etc.) But I am careful to only pulse to ensure the big chunks of white (which gross me out for some reason in egg salad) are sufficiently pulverized to the exact dimensions of the yolk. I find if I do this, I need less may to make a creamy egg salad.

Oct 03, 2012
IrishPotato in Home Cooking

Leftover Pretzel Crisps

I bought a bag of pretzel crisps (crispy thin pretzel/cracker snacks) from Costco a while ago and we ate all the big, whole crisps, but I am now left with about 2 cups of pretzel shards/crumbs. I am one of those who detests throwing away items that can be repurposed, so I can't bring myself to throw them away. Any ideas on what to do with them? Pretzel bark? Casserole topping? :)

Oct 03, 2012
IrishPotato in Home Cooking

The strangest location you have ever had a meal at/in and what was it?

You were on LSD in Chicago, right? :)

Oct 03, 2012
IrishPotato in Not About Food

kaffir lime leaves?

I've got a huge plant on my patio that needs some good pruning. Feel free to grab a bunch if you want...way too many for me and Mr. Potato to use.

Sep 28, 2012
IrishPotato in Chicago Area

What Italian food items do you bring back to the U.S.?

This may not be a food item, but getting several tosta panes for use and gifts has served me well on our trips. They are nearly impossible to find in the US.

Aug 04, 2012
IrishPotato in Italy

Gummy Potatoes

I'm embarrassed to admit this, but here goes...I love gummy potatoes. Those wonderful gummy potatoes that come from the overzealous mashing of an Irish descendant trying to feed a family of 10 (as my grammy did) or an overzealous Chicago resident with a new KitchenAid mixer. When I eat potatoes with that distinctive gumminess of either one who knows my heritage or one who knows my inexperience with my KitchenAid (I say inexperience because I want to excuse my overprocessing of my wonderful potatoes...blush) and wishes to make me feel all warm inside, I am willing to abdicate any property I may have and permanently move in with the "offending" party.

I know there are french style potatoes that rely on gumminess for their wonderful unctuousness (see America's Test Kitchen--my heart would never recover from that! I need no cheese with my gummy potatoes) but it is amazing how I will dismiss and disdain all other food products for that which my heart has always belonged...the sticky and gummy mashed potato.

I apologize if this has been posted before, but everyone alway tries to get their potatoes fluffy and all I want...well, all I want is a potato that reminds me of the Elmer's glue I loved back in kindergarten.

Am I alone in this? Should I be ashamed? Hell no! My grammy made fab gummy Irish potatoes!

Oct 15, 2010
IrishPotato in General Topics