Pot-a-Leines

by Michelle on April 13, 2008

I debated two titles for this post. The one showing above or “What to do with leftover Mashed Potatoes”!! Yep, that’s right I’m doing a post about leftover mashed potatoes and boy were they good, in fact they were delicious!

I love potatoes in any way, shape or form. So I was very happy to see the potato theme for this month’s Homegrown Gourmet. The event is hosted by Tempered Woman herself!! Thanks Tempered!

We had sirloin steak tonight and of course steamed broccoli and I had a container of leftover mashed potatoes that needed to be used in some way or other. Then I remember “the madeleine pan”….perfect! Also I picked my first herb today….YES my chives are coming up and I snipped a few to use in the Pot-a-Leines, pronounced Pot-a-Lines short for Potato Madeleines.

Pot-a-Leines
Recipe developed in the kitchen of BigBlackDog

Leftover Mashed Potatoes
1 TBL fresh Chives, minced
1-2 Garlic Cloves, minced
Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

If the potatoes have been refrigerated, let they come to room temperature. Then stir them up so that the potatoes are nice a creamy again. Add the chives, garlic, salt and pepper and stir.

Heavily butter a madeleine pan. The silicone pans work great for this as the Pot-a-Leines just pop right out. But I’ve used both the silicone and the more common heavy aluminum madeleine pans and both work well. When using the heavy aluminum pan I just take a butter knife and gently loosen the Pot-a-leine and carefully lift it out. A plastic knife works very well for this too.

Form the potatoes per each mold. Pop the pan into the oven and bake until the edges are nice and browned. Serve hot.

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Comments

  • giz April 13, 2008 at 9:45 am

    Who knew leftover potatoes could look so elegant!!!

  • Lucy..♥ April 13, 2008 at 11:58 am

    I’d have to agree with GIZ, they do look so elegant! And… betcha they taste awesome!

  • RecipeGirl April 13, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    How fun… and wouldn’t you know that I have a never-used-yet madeleine pan. No mashed potatoes right now, but I’ll keep this in mind for later!

  • OhioMom April 13, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    Oh yum, what an elegant tater !

  • Marigene April 13, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    Love the idea of using the madeleine pan for the leftover taters. I may make some tonight seeing there are leftovers! Thanks for the idea, Michelle.

  • Maryanne April 14, 2008 at 3:19 am

    excellent idea michelle. so many other possibilities too. something a little interesting for a buffet table for a party. going to keep this in mind.i’ve stuffed leftover potatoes, breaded them and deep fried, but this is a wonderful idea!hope all is well.

  • Maureen April 17, 2008 at 6:39 pm

    Great idea Michelle. I had asked for your recipe up on flickr but glad I found it here.

  • Michelle April 17, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    Thanks for all the compliments. The Pot-a-Leines are fun to make and what could be better then left over mashed potatoes!!Sorry Cooking, I did not check my flickr site. Glad you followed me over here.

  • Deeba PAB September 8, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    I love these, just love these!!

  • Deeba PAB September 8, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    I love these, just love these!!

  • glamah16 October 5, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    Now that’s brilliant.

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