5 Ways To Make Your Leftover Salt Potatoes Even Better

leftover salt potato

Salt potatoes, a traditional side dish in Eastern Europe, are best known for their salty goodness.

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They’re usually served as a side dish to meat, but they’re also great just by themselves or with other vegetables like peas and carrots.

Salt potatoes are easy to prepare—you don’t even need to peel them! So if you’ve got some leftover after making mashed potatoes or potato salad, here are some ideas for what to do with them next:

How to store leftover salt potatoes

Salt potatoes are best stored in a covered container, bag or wrapped in plastic wrap.

The cool, dark and dry conditions of your refrigerator will help the potatoes keep their color and flavor longer.

If you have leftover salt potatoes after a party, store them in an airtight container (like a Tupperware) or place them inside one of those resealable plastic bags that you use for leftovers.

  • Don’t separate the salt potato from its skin!
  • Store them in a cool, dark place like your pantry so they don’t absorb any moisture or flavors from other foods around them.

5 ideas for leftover salt potatoes

Make salad

If you have leftover salt potatoes, there are a few things you can do with them.

The most obvious is to add them to a salad.

You can simply cut up the potatoes and toss them in with greens, herbs and spices.

Or if you want something more substantial, consider adding some protein to the mix (like chicken) or even making a potato salad out of it!

The possibilities are endless–and delicious!

You can also use salt potatoes as a side dish.

Just slice them up and bake them in the oven with some olive oil and garlic until they start to brown.

Then serve with your favorite meat or fish entrée.

Eat them for breakfast

Leftover salt potatoes make a great breakfast.

Just slice them up and fry them in butter, then add whatever you want—the possibilities are endless.

If you’re feeling adventurous, try topping with a fried egg or two! It’s also worth noting that they pair really well with some more traditional breakfast foods like bacon and sausage links (just make sure to throw those away).

If you’re feeling adventurous, try pairing them with some cheese or sour cream.

You can also use them to make a delicious hash browns.

Just dice up your potato and fry it in a pan until crispy, then add diced bell peppers and onions for an added kick of flavor.

Make mash potatoes

Mashed potatoes are another way to use up leftover salt potatoes.

If you have used milk, butter or cream in the mash when boiling them, then your mashed potato will take on the flavour of whatever you added.

However, if you aren’t using much liquid in the first place, then it’s best to add a small amount of milk or cream so that your mash is creamy.

The best thing about these recipes is that they can be changed according to what ingredients you have available – for example if you don’t have any onion but have some garlic (or vice versa), simply swap one for the other and your recipe will still work out just fine!

The most important thing is to make sure that you have enough salt potatoes for everyone – they are pretty good value, so it’s worth buying a big bag if you can.

The best way to store them is in their original packaging and then in an airtight container or plastic bag.

Eat them with chicken

  • Make a chicken and salt potato salad.
  • This is the simplest option for using leftover salt potatoes.
  • Chop up the potatoes into bite-sized pieces, mix with diced chicken and fixings like mayonnaise, mustard, celery and onion.
  • You can also add in any other vegetables you have on hand, such as peas or carrots.
  • Make a chicken and salt potato casserole.
  • An easy way to make this dish is by mixing all of your leftover ingredients with shredded cheese and biscuit dough for about 20 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (176 degrees Celsius).
  • After cooking for the allotted time, remove from oven; let cool slightly before serving so the top isn’t too hot!
  • Make a chicken and salt potato soup: This soup has many similarities to its baked counterpart (see above) but has no baking required! Simply shred apples into slices that are roughly as long as your spoon handles are wide; add these along with shredded cheese into your slow cooker filled with leftovers until it’s full then cover well before cooking on low heat for at least 6 hours or high heat for 3 hours depending on how thickly sliced those apples were originally–you want them really soft!

Make potato bowls with them

If you’re not familiar with potato bowls, they’re a delicious and easy way to use up leftover salt potatoes.

  • Clean Your Potatoes: Remove any dirt from the potatoes, then scrub them clean. If there are eyes on your potatoes (the part where the potato was attached to the plant), make sure that they have been removed before you cut into the flesh of the vegetable.
  • Cut Them Up: Depending on how many potatoes you have left over and how large they are, decide whether or not you need to cut them up into smaller pieces first. If so, then do so now before placing in your mixing bowl with other ingredients later on in this process—just make sure not to place any skin or eyes into your mix!
  • Add Ingredients: Once everything is mixed together well enough for each potato piece being coated with liquid ingredients like sour cream or ranch dressing syrup about evenly throughout its exterior coating layer then pour contents onto parchment paper before baking at 350 degrees Fahrenheit until golden brown around edges which should take about 20 minutes depending on size/thickness.
  • When ready remove from oven sprinkle with salt flakes if desired. serve warm as side dish alongside main course
  • Meal option ideas include chicken breast steaks beef tenderloin filets salmon fillets tuna steak sea bass fillets tilapia fillets mahi-mahi fillets tilapia steak and more!


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