Instant Mashed Potatoes: Most Versatile Food

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  1. Bitterroot Native

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    Yes! I have been taking instant mashed potatoes with me for years on every trip! They're filling and so easy to cook. Boil some water, dump in the potatoes, stir, and done.
     
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    This post is making me hungry.
     
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    I use Idahoan instant potatoes on Shepards Pie and at the Hillcountry Bushcraft Rendezvous four DO's of them groceries disappeared before quick had time to get ready. Nothing wrong with instant potatoes.
     
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    Kids like instant better than real for mashed potatoes. We used to be a tator buds house but I swear they changed em up a while back. We are Idahoan now. I also love it for supplementing Mountain House meals when I am packing light. I also carry powdered milk when I pack. I love milk...
     
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    Had the Loaded Idahoan for the first time this past weekend... Excellent. We had New York Strip and those mashed potatoes in camp. I feel like I eat better in the middle of the woods than I do at home sometimes.
     
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    in an effort to improve my diet. we have gotten into eating beans. i found dried heirloom beans in my area, and i am running thru the variations.

    here is a black and white bean..i call it a tuxedo bean..it has an official cooler hispanic title...that i forget.

    over rice of course. dinner last night!
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    Good for the heart..... :)
     
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    Found out you can overcook the knorr sides by treating them like a backpacker meal. 25mins for four cheese pasta was not "al dente", as it was "al squishy". A few noodles were still "al crunchy". Also, shake the bag vigorously before opening and adding the water. Looked strange in the bag, watery. Poured into a bowl. Sauce mix made a big ball and did not dissolve. I’m guessing the hard noodles were in the middle of the sauce-lump thing.
    Added pepper and it was good. (Just spit out the crunchy ones.)
    Next time, a touch less water, shake the bag before opening, AND don’t let it wait so long.
     
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    just realized i put my pic in the wrong thread.

    back to the potatos. they are the best "breading" for deep fried fish in the backcountry.
     
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    I'm getting ready to go food shopping for my upcoming 5 day AT hike with my daughter. On the menu so far...
    Idaho potato flakes with chopped up turkey bacon mixed in.
    Oatmeal for breakfast w/ instant coffee fingers, powdered creamer & sugar.
    Kraft Mac N Cheese w/cheese packets (no milk/powder & butter mixing).
    Spaghetti w/ powdered red sauce & parm cheese.
    Knorr chicken & rice meals.
    A few left over Mountain House meals.
    We always bring a handful of granola bars for rainy days when we don't want to cook lunch.

    Any more dehydrated meal ideas?

    PS- sorry for the thread hi-jack, and we both hate tuna.
     
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    That five minute cous cous is pretty great. Comes in flavors.
     
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    Haven't tried taking cous cous yet. finally had the chance to make some mash though.

    Idaho bacon and cheese
    Double pack of plain white tuna
    Mix and munch.

    Not what was planned but worked. Was super stuffed and had about 400cals. Would do it again.

    Looking forward to trying different stuff. Like adding sausage, beans, shrooms, kielbasa, beef. Not at the same time of course. Gravy. pizza sauce and pepperoni. Just like rice with lots of options.
     
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    Freeze dried Mountain House Biscuits & Gravy is pretty decent.
     
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    Thread revival.....

    I've started exploring these instant potatoes and you're right! Very versatile.

    Today recipe:
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    Onion powder, Italian seasoning, black pepper, garlic powder, minced onion, crushed red pepper and olive oil.
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    Tastes great!

    Trying different recipes before hitting the trail.

    KILLERtj
     
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    At home, add lots of butter and sour cream.
     
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    I was wondering about this thread the other day. I can't eat them anymore until my allergy is gone. They are a great shelf stable food though.

    You could probably make a poor mans shepherd's pie with the potatoes, can of green peas, a can of corn, can of chicken, and a can of cream of mushroom on top.
     
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    If left to my own devices, I'll end up with half potatoes and half chives..... then I'll add the other sundry.....

    I loves me some chives..... sorry..... I haven't had lunch yet.
     
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    You mean that’s not a single serving? :34:
     
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    Now that is a good idea I've never thought of that I'm gonna have to try now
     
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    Haaa!!! Can’t believe I missed this thread!?!
    3 well deserving pages brother @Wasp ! Every time I pack I pack em. Was just watchin The Walker adding them to his “sacred bacon” grease while hot-tenting... a definite staple:cool:
     
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    When backpacking, I boil some quinoa and buckwheat groats; than add instant taters until the consistency is right and I do it all in my jetboil. Fast, light and tastes great with some "Slap Ya Mama".
     
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