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Cooking with Dehydrated Potatoes


I was cleaning out my pantry the other day and noticed that I have several packets and containers of dry potatoes for recipes like mashed potatoes and hash browns and scalloped potatoes. Any suggestions on using these as a base for a more interesting recipe?


Dehydrated or dry potatoes have so many great features—they are economical to purchase, store easily (as you have found) and are quick to prepare. A few years ago we actually had a contest called “What’s in your Pantry” and below are two of the winning recipes.

Plus, be sure to check out these wonderful links for additional recipes using dry or dehydrated potatoes:
Basic American Foods