Hereʼs where you may explore “how to” online, but then mostly do your own work away from the computer.
- Grow a potato?
- Cook Meredith's Mashies?
- Make potato prints?
- Get directions for old timey potato games?
- Set up a potato clock?
- Watch a video of a potato harvest in Italy
Grow your own potatoes in buckets or bins
Create potato prints, the Martha Stewart way.
Make your own potato clock. Click here.
Play the hot potato game!
Similar to musical chairs, in the hot potato game players sit in a circle and pass a potato rapidly from one person to the next. (The potato is “hot”, remember?) When the music stops, you don’t want to be the one holding the potato. If you are, you’re out. The winner is the last person left in the circle.
Cook Meredithʼs Mashie Burgers
(Adapted from Buried Treasure: Roots and Tubers, by Meredith Sayles Hughes
and Tom Hughes, Lerner Publishing.)
Serves 4-6 people
( Because we are cooking something from leftovers, amounts noted are somewhat
2 c. leftover mashed potatoes
1/4 c. flour
salt and pepper to taste
dash of chile powder, or a pinch of tarragon
1/4 c. each of any combination of the following:
grated cheese, finely chopped green onions,grated carrots, diced red
pepper,chopped mushrooms, finely chopped zucchini, ground walnuts, or chopped
cooked green beans.
Mix the mashed potatoes with your choice of chopped veggies, nuts, or whatever
appeals to you. Add the egg, flour, salt and pepper and herbs. Mix well.
Form mashie mix into patties.
Cook patties in olive oil over medium heat until golden
brown. Turn only once. Serve piping hot with hot sauce, horseradish sauce, ketchup,
curry sauce, sour cream, or none of the above.