what can I do with leftover mashed potatoes, leeks and brocolli?
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Finely chop the leeks and the broccoli. Stir in with the mashed potatos along with an egg, a little cream, and some flour to make a stiff batter. Fry 1/2 cup sized patties in hot oil for some wonderful savory potato pancakes. Top them with grated parmesan and chopped chives or scallions for a fancy treat.
If the leeks are uncooked, saute them in a soup pot and then add the broccoli. Add some stock and the mashed potatoes for a potato soup. Add some parmigianno at the end.
Definitely used to make patties or croquettes, as Kayb suggests, or in a soup like healthierkitchen says. I have actually made a similar soup, a sort of broccoli and cheddar version where the potatoes are used as a thickener in place of cream.
I was figuring that ShanilP's mashed potatoes already have the cream and butter in them!
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I'm going with Kayb on this one. That's the direction my own criminal mind was working... hit it with a bit of Tabasco to boost the bitterness of the broccoli. But all of those flavors should work together.
Sheperd's pie? http://www.epicurious.com...
BUBBLE AND SQUEAK! best left over solution a bit like what kayb and pierino have said - throw a fried or poached egg on top and you have a hearty breaky- mmm and tabasco- good call- or if you haven't already tried it give charlula a try- it's a mexican hot sauce that is all flavour though no heat- a really clean flavour.