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dkurfiss
02-26-2014, 08:02 AM
My brother had been raving about these instant potatoes. He is a long haul driver and in order to reduce costs he does much of his own cooking while on the road. He has a small microwave and uses an alcohol stove so he does a lot of heat and eat foods. He kept telling me I need to get some of these potatoes for camping and my "zombie" closet.

He was right! I made up a pack for dinner last night and was pleasantly surprised. No, they are not homemade mashed potatoes but are way better than the instant ones I had been using for camping. I will need to package them into single serving sizes but that is easy enough to do with a zip lock bag.

He also told me to add in some Butter Buds and garlic powder but I am not going that far. He eats either garlic or hot sauce in everything so I will have to pass on the garlic!

G wizz
02-26-2014, 08:14 AM
Hey Deb ... You have a picture of the package so I'll know what I'm looking for?

Senior
02-26-2014, 08:26 AM
Is this the same as you spoke about? http://www.walmart.com/ip/Idahoan-Baby-Reds-Mashed-Potatoes-4.1-Oz/10312427

hope the link works:confused:

KenK
02-26-2014, 08:28 AM
Allow me to assist:

8007

Dusty Boots
02-26-2014, 08:31 AM
Hey Deb ... You have a picture of the package so I'll know what I'm looking for?

Yes, that would help me immensely as you have so many different products down there compared to what is available up here! :dizzy1:

DILLIGAF61
02-26-2014, 08:49 AM
I carry those they come in a bunch of different flavors also

as for single serve just open the bag spoon out what you want I clip it closed with a binder clip then put in a zip lock to keep fresh

I use them both in the semi and camping
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dkurfiss
02-26-2014, 08:50 AM
Sorry here is a link and a photo of the package I used.

http://idahoan.com/products/baby-reds-flavored-mashed-potatoes/

DILLIGAF61
02-26-2014, 08:51 AM
Ken ,George Senior's link is the ones I buy

I don't know if you were watching at the Pa campout Ken but I made some there

here's a link to the different flavors

http://idahoan.com/category/products/?gclid=CLvTh9WF6rwCFcEDOgodK0cADQ
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Aldawg
02-26-2014, 09:02 AM
Yup, been using those for a couple of years now! Don't forget pasta & rice sides from Knorr. (http://www.knorr.com/product/category/245726/sides) Very easy to make, and you can split and save as well. When I bought a food dehydrator I discovered a whole lot of foods commercially available dried and ready to cook. Now I use it for drying fruit, beef jerky and fruit and sauce leather. Oatmeal and pancakes with the pre-cooked bacon is good also. So many ideas, there really is no reason to not eat well on the road.

Dusty Boots
02-26-2014, 09:09 AM
Question; ....... Do you follow the directions exactly as printed with regards to the amount of water, or do you use a little less? (just trying to compare it to dehydrated backpacking dinners which I find runnie unless I cut back on the water by 25%)

DILLIGAF61
02-26-2014, 09:13 AM
Question; ....... Do you follow the directions exactly as printed with regards to the amount of water, or do you use a little less? (just trying to compare it to dehydrated backpacking dinners which I find runnie unless I cut back on the water by 25%)

I just add water till it seems right to me I over watered a few times while learning




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gmaST1100
02-26-2014, 09:19 AM
Been using them for quite some time and very tasty I might add.

dkurfiss
02-26-2014, 09:24 AM
I carry those they come in a bunch of different flavors also

as for single serve just open the bag spoon out what you want I clip it closed with a binder clip then put in a zip lock to keep fresh

I use them both in the semi and camping
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do you happen to know how much water to how much potato for single serving. My brother's single serving is entire pouch with 2 cups of water :) He is a piglet!

dkurfiss
02-26-2014, 09:25 AM
do you happen to know how much water to how much potato for single serving. My brother's single serving is entire pouch with 2 cups of water :) He is a piglet!

I see if I had bother to read the entire string that Dusty ask my question already.

dimetraveler
02-26-2014, 09:43 AM
Yhey are good add some butter flakes and some cream or milk, yum yum.

Dusty Boots
02-26-2014, 10:01 AM
I don't know if you were watching at the Pa campout Ken but I made some there

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Guess I wasn't watching, Larry! Actually, I can't even remember you eating at all, besides a late breakfast! :confused:
I do remember however you 'burning off' some paint on one of your alchy stoves that you had freshly painted.

I don't know if you were there yet (or you were still busy running over porcupines :lol), but I know Alex was there and I had made a pot full of another brand of 'Cheesy' Instant spuds and they were certainly something less than desirable! :eek: :rolleyes:

DILLIGAF61
02-26-2014, 10:07 AM
do you happen to know how much water to how much potato for single serving. My brother's single serving is entire pouch with 2 cups of water :) He is a piglet!

Deb when camping I use the measuring/coffee cup that came with my mess kit put some 'taters in it and add a little hot water
I'm not the kind of cook who measure's things I do it the way my mom did "toss a little here add a pinch there"P^

and also I'll get 4-5 servings from a pouch but that's me


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DILLIGAF61
02-26-2014, 10:11 AM
Don't forget pasta & rice sides from Knorr. (http://www.knorr.com/product/category/245726/sides)


the Knorr pasta alfredo and a can of tuna make a very tasty dinner!!P^

I've even used shrimp instead of tuna



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DILLIGAF61
02-26-2014, 10:14 AM
Guess I wasn't watching, Larry! Actually, I can't even remember you eating at all, besides a late breakfast! :confused:
I do remember however you 'burning off' some paint on one of your alchy stoves that you had freshly painted.

I don't know if you were there yet (or you were still busy running over porcupines :lol), but I know Alex was there and I had made a pot full of another brand of 'Cheesy' Instant spuds and they were certainly something less than desirable! :eek: :rolleyes:

no I missed that Ken I guess I was trying to bring in some fresh meat still
(by the way porcupine isn't that bad eating:eek:)

I'll vouch for the Idahoan 'taters though they are pretty good


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G wizz
02-26-2014, 10:35 AM
We really like the Hungry Jack boxed hash brown potatoes. Good tasting, and easy to make.
They go well with eggs & bacon ... P^

Sorry ... have no pictures of the box ... :o

Dusty Boots
02-26-2014, 10:45 AM
We really like the Hungry Jack boxed hash brown potatoes. Good tasting, and easy to make.
They go well with eggs & bacon ... P^

Sorry ... have no pictures of the box ... :o

Yup, you and Deb introduced me to Hungry Jack (http://hungryjackpotatoes.com/products/hashbrowns/) and they are quite good! P^


http://hungryjackpotatoes.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/hungryjack-premium-hashbrowns.jpg


Available at Wally World (http://www.walmart.com/ip/Hungry-Jack-Premium-Hashbrown-Potatoes-4.2-oz/21476098) and other grocerers. ;)

LarryinSeattle
02-26-2014, 10:51 AM
I found some of those "4 serving" size pouches and I just split the package with 1/2 the water and added extra butter for increased flavor.