(Ever since Dan Quayle, I'm never sure if its 'potatoe' or 'potato' ;-)
'Da Barracuda was making a batch of beef stew tonight and just before she added the potatoes, I had a brainstorm. I told her to set aside a some of the broth, celery, carrots, onions, etc. and let me invent something.
Last week, I saw some water chestnuts on sale (49 cents) at our local grocery and bought a few cans. The look, texture and taste of them always reminded me of potatoes and it occurred to me that they might work in a stew. I dumped a whole tuna-sized can of them in the mixture, let them simmer for a while and tried it. Not bad! They could have stood a lot more simmering (a little more hardy than potatoes) but absorbed some of the the broth tastiness.
5 grams of carbs per can ... no sugar. Must be other possibilities with this?!?
OK, so now we have Jeannie's Smashed Cauliflower and Chris' Potato-Nutz -- I smell a cookbook in the making!
Is there somewhere inside this forum where we could save/share recipes?
P.S. I saw other products in the 'Asian' section of our local Superstore (like Mal-Wart but with more food) -- I don't know what's possible with 'Pickled Palm Seed Slices' but I'm intrigued ;-)