Mashed potatos are great. Especially droolng in gravy!- But...Did you know that using mashed (warm) potatos when making bread makes it rise better and and keeps it softer? Just put a healthy spoonful in with your yeast water and Viola! ultra poofy in no time flat!
Why? Because the yeast feeds on the carbs in potatos and they provide moisture making for a better 'crumb'
You can also make some easy potato pancakes.
Mama's Potato Pancakes
you will need:
2 cups mashed potatos
seasoning to taste/ or about 1/2 +/- C seasoned breadcrumbs
1 TBS oil (I like olive)
In skillet heat oil. In a small bowl mix potatos, egg & seasoning together. drop by heaping spoonfulls into skillet. Press flat with spatula. Cook until lightly browned on both sides.