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Dicentra OPW
(dicentra) - F

Locale: PNW
The Return of Tater Tuesdays! on 03/01/2011 10:59:05 MST Print View

I blatently stole the idea of Tater Tuesday from Sarah of Trail Cooking (with her blessing.) Everyone loves taters, right?

Po-ta-toes. Boil 'em. Mash 'em. Stick 'em in a stew. Po-ta-toes!


Broccoli Cheese Mashed Potatoes
Serves 1

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1/2 cup butter or cheese flavored mashed potatoes
1/4cup broccoli cheddar soup mix
2 tablespoons dried broccoli
1 cheddar cheese stick

At home: combine the potatoes, soup mix and broccoli in a zip locking freezer bag.

In camp: add a generous 1 cup of hot water to the mix. Stir well. Serve topped with cheese.

Variation: Add bacon bits.

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: The Return of Tater Tuesdays! on 03/01/2011 13:11:51 MST Print View

Hey someone has got to keep it going! It was a good run when I did it ;-) And you might get me back into doing it...hah!

Kathleen B
(rosierabbit) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
The Return of Tater Tuesdays on 03/01/2011 20:15:18 MST Print View

Hooray! And all the ingredients are edible - no fungus!

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: The Return of Tater Tuesdays on 03/01/2011 21:18:46 MST Print View

I told Teresa to save all the mushrooms just for you ;-) Hehheh!

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: The Return of Tater Tuesdays! on 03/01/2011 22:07:34 MST Print View

"Variation: Add bacon bits."

Alternatively, add McCormick Mesquite spice. That's my favorite for being spicy without being hot.

--B.G.--

Kathleen B
(rosierabbit) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
No mushrooms on 03/01/2011 23:02:29 MST Print View

Oooh, Sarah, suppress that mean streak!

Here's a helpful hint to anyone else who doesn't like mushrooms - substitute walnuts for them. Not a logical swap, I agree, but I think walnuts taste good in just about anything.

Steofan The Apostate
(simaulius) - F

Locale: Bohemian Alps
The Return of Tater Tuesdays! on 03/01/2011 23:35:29 MST Print View

Wash-up a couple of taters and toss them in your pack as additions to any meal. I love 'em fried up with some peppery german wurst, mushrooms and fresh green beans.

JJ Mathes
(JMathes) - F

Locale: Southeast US
Taters any day on 03/02/2011 07:42:24 MST Print View

I love taters any day of the week, it's very rare for me to go out with some kind of taters in my pack.

I like the garlic Idahoan
add dehydrated corn and green beans
add dehydrated chicken or from the pouch

at afternoon break add water the the dehydrated veggies and chicken
in camp add these to the potatoes
salt and pepper to taste

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: No mushrooms on 03/02/2011 09:08:11 MST Print View

Kathleen, I like your idea!

And yeah, Teresa has told me I need to get back to doing TT :-) I posted a blog with a number of links to recipes that were featured back in 2007/2008 and so on.....
http://blog.trailcooking.com/2011/03/01/the-return-of-tater-tuesday/

Dicentra OPW
(dicentra) - F

Locale: PNW
No Shrooms! on 03/02/2011 10:15:31 MST Print View

Kathleen, I knew you'd never forgive me if I started the return of Tater Tuesday with a mushroom recipe! :)


And yes, Sarah needs to start posting these again. Good stuff!

Kathleen B
(rosierabbit) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
No Shrooms on 03/02/2011 16:28:21 MST Print View

So true. Think about it, you two. Fungus? And feel free to make the walnut substitution suggestion whenever you must include fungus in a recipe. You'll be doing a lot of people a favor!

Tim Zen
(asdzxc57) - F

Locale: MI
Re: The Return of Tater Tuesdays! on 03/02/2011 19:46:58 MST Print View

Okay, new to tater tot Tuesday.

We are all in on tater tots. They will be a big hit with my gang.

So how do you pack tater tots?
Do I dehydrate them or do I just not worry about them and they are good in the pack for 24 hours or so? I assume you don't want to crush them and loose their delicate taterish shape.

Can you put them on sticks and roast them over a fire?

Should I start working on a Caldera Cone Deep Fat Fryer, or maybe a fill up a the back country boiler with lard?

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Taters any day on 03/02/2011 19:59:57 MST Print View

Do sweet potatoes count? I love to make sweet potato burritos. Shred up some sweet potato, saute in a bit of oil with taco seasoning, toss on a flour tortilla with some black beans, corn and shredded cheese! Add a bit of salsa if you like. Yum!

Steofan The Apostate
(simaulius) - F

Locale: Bohemian Alps
Caldera Cone Deep Fat Fryer on 03/02/2011 20:51:53 MST Print View

Whoa! Now you're getting into serious trail cooking. Fresh donuts and coffee for breakfast!!!

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Caldera Cone Deep Fat Fryer on 03/02/2011 21:22:57 MST Print View

Sign me up :-D


Mmmmmmm...Tots!

And sweet taters? Oh man.

Rand Lindsly
(randlindsly) - MLife

Locale: Yosemite
Re: Caldera Cone Deep Fat Fryer on 03/03/2011 01:36:14 MST Print View

Caldera Cone.....Deep Fat Fryer......got it. I'll whip up the engineering crew and have a prototype ready for spring.

:-)

JJ Mathes
(JMathes) - F

Locale: Southeast US
Caldera Cone.....Deep Fat Fryer on 03/03/2011 09:27:50 MST Print View

"Caldera Cone.....Deep Fat Fryer......got it. I'll whip up the engineering crew and have a prototype ready for spring."

Rand- this could lead to a new thread called Fish Fry Fridays :^) yumm

Dicentra OPW
(dicentra) - F

Locale: PNW
Tater Thursday now too? on 03/03/2011 10:21:42 MST Print View

Did someone say sweet potatoes??

http://www.onepanwonders.com/apps/blog/show/1221895-instant-sweet-potatoes-

Edited by dicentra on 03/03/2011 10:28:34 MST.

Michael Cockrell
(CAL-EE-FOR-NIA) - F

Locale: Central Valley, Lodi-Stockton, CA
Re: Sweet Potato-vs-Yam on 03/03/2011 10:45:11 MST Print View

Now . . . there is a difference between a sweet potato and a yam. I laugh when I hear or see a can of "canned yam", then the ingredients say "sweet potato.

I LOVE yams, not sweet potato

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Re: Sweet Potato-vs-Yam on 03/03/2011 14:01:58 MST Print View

I'd say most people see them the same - like prunes and dried plums. Prunes = old people, dried plums = cool and hip. Yams = makes one think of canned junk. Sweet potatoes = lovely baked ones in a skin.

A true sweet potato is an interesting thing really. Not so easy to find where I live either most times of the year where as the yams always are in the produce department.

But I wouldn't sweat it - and yams is such an old fogey word :-D