Leftover Potato Quick Bread

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Author Notes: So when you cook potatoes, you always make extra, right? They're useful for dinner or lunch the second or third day in many ways, including a quick bread. This is perfect for those beautiful reds, fingerlings, or Yukon Golds.

Quick bread means no yeast, no kneading, just mixing, baking and eating. And inhaling that fabulous aroma.
boulangere

Makes 1 boule

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon sea or kosher salt
  • Greens of 1 bunch scallions, trimmed, washed, 1/4" slice
  • 2 sort of small fist-sized cooked potatoes, smashed (not mashed - leave some color and texture to them)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 ounces buttermilk or sour milk
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
  2. Sift together into a mixing bowl the flour, baking powder baking soda, and salt. Add the scallions and potatoes and toss to blend. Add the eggs and buttermilk or sour milk. Gently stir to blend with a rubber spatula just until no trace of dry ingredients remains. Turn batter out onto a floured surface. Dip your palms in some flour. Gently round up the bread into a ball. Turn it over so that both sides are floured for that gorgeous rustic look. Set on a baking sheet lined with parchment. Bake for 40 minutes, rotating at the halfway point. Bread should be not sticky to the center when you insert a long bamboo skewer into it. Add 5-minute increments if necessary.
  3. Remove to a cooling rack while you finish whatever you plan to serve alongside. Serve with lots of soft butter. Great when served with a salad for lunch or a fritatta for dinner.
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Tags: bread, buttermilk, leftovers, quick bread, scallions, sour milk

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8 days ago Arada

Can I use normal milk? There isn't any butter milk left

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about 3 years ago Niknud

These look delicous! Must have you over to take photos for me - I never seem to finish up until after dark. And we like 'quick' in my household....and recipes for leftover mashed pots because I seem incapable of making anything less that what would feed a small herd of ravenous wildebeasts!

Dscn2212

about 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Thank you so much. I know exactly what you mean about racing the setting sun. I have a few ridiculous photos posted that look like I took them by candlelight. Wildebeasts might enjoy the bread, too.

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about 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I will throw in a few extra potatoes and put them aside on Thanksgiving this will go beautifully with the Turkey soup!

Dscn2212

about 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Sounds like a plan . . .

Me

about 3 years ago wssmom

You had me at quick ....

Dscn2212

about 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

LOL! It really is, and who ever makes just enough potatoes for one meal, for crying out loud.

Dscn2212

over 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

I'll be posting photos of a slightly different variation we baked today.

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over 3 years ago kdubu

Just tasted this. It is beyond delicious!

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over 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

When it cools down a little by the end of the week I'm going to make this. Right now its way too hot to bake. This soda fountain contest is perfect I don't have to heat up my kitchen. No central air here.You can use any type of potato right? I have yukon gold.

Dscn2212

over 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Oh, don't blame you. Yukon golds would be just lovely.

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over 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Thanks, good I have an ac in my kitchen but its still so hot if I leave butter on the counter its soup in no time.Can't wait til it cools down so I can make it. Will be great with a salad.

Dscn2212

over 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Trust me, it is.

Dscn2212

over 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Oh yeah! I always make extra potatoes, rice, pasta. There is always an interesting use lurking for a simple dinner or side.

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over 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I don't have any left over potato's but for this I will make some.