And because you can eat mashed potatoes out of a bowl with a spoon for only so long before feeling like a candidate for some sort of spud intervention, I've sought out new ways to work them into dinner. They've been fried like cakes to form the basis of sandwich bread a la McGriddle and eased into omelets, and they've formed the base layer in pulled pork tacos.
The last option is where leftover mashed potatoes shined. The potatoes absorbed some of the moisture from a sprinkling of pepper jack cheese and provided a good textural balance to the crispy pork. The richness of the butter in the mashed potatoes, combined with the silky pork, made the tacos filling without being greasy.
I'd be up for starting to add mashed potatoes to sandwiches (something like a pork tenderloin or meatloaf) and tacos, the same way we just sprinkle a bit of bacon on everything these days. Does anybody have any other options for a bowl of mashed potatoes?