Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Real Housewives and a new use for leftover mashed potatoes

First of all, I'm writing this while watching the new Real Housewives of NYC and just saw the conversation (fight) between Kelly and Bethenny and wow.. that's all I have to say.. WOW! Kelly is insane and I preface that with the statement that Bethenny isn't my favorite person on the show either.. but in this situation I feel like she handled herself pretty well in the face of Kelly's stream of consciousness rant. I don't know if I would have been able to remain as composed as she did (or as she was edited to look) in a situation like that..

Moving on, I found a new use for leftover mashed potatoes yesterday -- potato soup! Its super easy and tasted amazing. Here's the recipe (sorry on pic today, I was in a bit of a hurry when I made it and didn't have time)

Mashed Potato Soup:
2 stalks celery minced
1/4 red onion (or 1 small yellow onion) chopped
2 tablespoons butter
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
1 can evaporated milk + additional skim milk if you like a thinner soup
leftover mashed potatoes
2 teaspoons Emeril's Essence
2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning (or fresh thyme finely minced)
Salt and pepper to taste
Crumbled bacon (for topping)
Shredded cheddar cheese (for topping)
Chopped green onion (for topping)

In a large dutch oven saute the celery and onion in 1 tablespoon of the butter and 1 tablespoon of the olive oil over med. low heat. When soft add the mashed potatoes and mix well. Add the evaporated milk and spices. Whisk well to create a creamy soup. Bring to a simmer and add the rest of the butter. Serve warm topped with the bacon, cheese and onion.

Enjoy!

4 comments:

Angela Darling said...

Yum, yum... that sounds tasty. About how much of the mashed potatoes do you need? Speaking of using left over mashed pots, do you happen to know the recipe for potato candy?

CTB said...

OOOHH! I DVR'd Real Housewives last night, but haven't had the chance to watch it yet. I can't wait! I'm so over Kelly!

Katie said...

You need about 1/4 to 1/2 of the mashed potato recipe that I posted on 3/23. I wish I could give a more exact estimate, but if you don't think you have enough mashed potatoes just boil 1 or 2 more potaotes (depending on size) and add them to the soup before adding the milk! I actually don't know the recipe for potato candy, but I can do some research and get back to you! And Real Housewives last night was epic.. Kelly's a real b***h and last night was even better in light of her recent arrest for beating up her boyfriend!

AmyT said...

mmmm I love potato soup - thank u for sharing!!!!