101 substitutes for potatoes

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101 substitutes for potatoes

Post: #125784 Ellendra
Fri Sep 26, 2008 10:01 pm

Potatoes are my favorite meal. But i must have eaten too many, because suddenly I'm allergic to them!!

I know rice and pasta are starches, but they just aren't the same. Any ideas for things that would actually taste like potatoes?

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Re: 101 substitutes for potatoes

Post: #125790 eccentric_emma
Fri Sep 26, 2008 11:11 pm

Apparently millet is supposed to be a good substitute and can be made to have the consistency of mashed potatoes but I haven't tried it so can't vouch for it.
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Re: 101 substitutes for potatoes

Post: #125792 Rod in Japan
Fri Sep 26, 2008 11:41 pm

How about taro? These are called "satoimo" in Japanese, "imo" being "potato". Although they aren't actually potatoes, they're fairly potato-like.

Are you allergic to all varieties of potato? There are so many cultivars, perhaps there are some you may be OK with...

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Re: 101 substitutes for potatoes

Post: #125812 ina
Sat Sep 27, 2008 8:30 am

I know in Germany, Jerusalem artichokes are recommended as substitute for potatoes, especially for diabetics... I know not everybody is too keen on them!
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Re: 101 substitutes for potatoes

Post: #125920 sleepyowl
Sun Sep 28, 2008 10:31 am

yam, sweet potato, swede, parsnip, turnip
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Re: 101 substitutes for potatoes

Post: #126062 jim
Mon Sep 29, 2008 1:44 pm

Dear Ina,

Had to give up growing Jerusalem Artichokes, my lady said the make me fart too much!

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Re: 101 substitutes for potatoes

Post: #126069 ina
Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:22 pm

jim wrote:Dear Ina,

Had to give up growing Jerusalem Artichokes, my lady said the make me fart too much!


They never have that effect on me - strange. Also - nobody ever mentioned that effect in Germany. Now what is it you eat here that would - combined with JAs - produce so much wind? :bootyshake: :scratch:
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Re: 101 substitutes for potatoes

Post: #126073 Loobyloo
Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:54 pm

Polenta is good as a mash substitute, absorbs yummy gravy and is lovely with parmasan in it.

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Re: 101 substitutes for potatoes

Post: #126119 LBR
Tue Sep 30, 2008 2:08 am

Sweet potatoes or parsnips? Is it that potatoes are in the nightshade family and you are sensitive to whatever that chemical is in nightshades that isn't so healthy for us? I don't eat grains much at all and eat lots of spuds. I feel better tho' when I eat parsnips instead.

I think parsnips are the real ambrosia.

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Post: #126260 sleepyowl
Tue Sep 30, 2008 5:58 pm

Atropine? potatoes can do harm if under cooked, eaten raw, or have gone green
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Re: 101 substitutes for potatoes

Post: #126264 agapanthus
Tue Sep 30, 2008 6:45 pm

jim wrote:Dear Ina,

Had to give up growing Jerusalem Artichokes, my lady said the make me fart too much!

Love and Peace
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Try adding a pinch of asafoetida with them while cooking....it does work!!!!...You can get this in most asian food shops. :)

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Re: 101 substitutes for potatoes

Post: #126309 jim
Wed Oct 01, 2008 7:53 am

Dear Agapanthus,

Thank you, I'll try it next time she goes away for a few days. (Just to see if it does work!)

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Re: 101 substitutes for potatoes

Post: #126325 sleepyowl
Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:24 am

Be warned that asafoeteda stinks to high heaven pre-cooked (it' coloquial name is Devil's dung)
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Re: 101 substitutes for potatoes

Post: #126341 shell
Wed Oct 01, 2008 10:56 am

yesterday i gave my tots egg noodles with their chicken nuggets and salad,and grandad had sausages salad and noodles, as potato`s was off the menu


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