Thursday, July 21, 2011

Scallop Potatoes - What is the difference between Thrive Potato Products

Scallop Potatoes

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2 cups dehydrated Potato Chunks

1 Tbsp dehydrated onion

2-3 cups water

2 cups Freeze Dried Shredded Cheddar Cheese  (if you are really feeling frisky try using any other variety or mix and match our Freeze Dried Cheeses) Colby, Monterey Jack, Mozzarella

2 Tbsp butter

Salt and pepper to taste

2 Tbsp dry milk + ½ cup water

½ cup bacon bits (optional, but who wouldn’t add bacon?)

Reconstitute cheese, potatoes and onions separately, drain and add onion to pan. Sauté onion in butter until soft, but not browned. Stir in flour, salt and pepper. Add milk, cook until smooth and thick, stirring continually. Add reconstituted cheese, stir until melted. Remove from stove. Mix potatoes, bacon bits, and cheese sauce. Bake in a casserole dish 20-25 minutes at 325°.


Thank you to Shelf Reliance Sisters for posting this amazing information about the difference between our potato products.

The difference between: freeze dried potato dices, dehydrated potato chunks, potato beads and sweet potatoes. (click on these titles to follow a link to shop online with a discount)

Freeze dried potato dices are freeze dried as the title indicates. This gives these potatoes an extraordinary shelf life, around 25 years sealed and 2 year opened.

Freeze dried products are the same as fresh with no added preservatives or salts. So a freeze dried potato is simply a fresh diced potato that has undergone the freeze drying process. This process does not use any chemicals. It simply compacts the moisture under vacuum pressure and evaporates it away, leaving less than 10% of the products moisture intact. Less moisture=longer shelf life.

These potatoes are perfect for "mashed potatoes from scratch." So delicious!
Just reconstitute (add water back in) by boiling until soft and then mash. Add anything you normally would to your regular mashed potatoes. They are soft enough to break between your fingers.

This amazing product saves you time and money. No more peeling and dicing and no more rotting potatoes in your pantry. Just grab what you need, boil and it's prepared in just a couple of minutes!

Potato Chunks are a dehydrated product. That means they were placed under heat to remove moisture. They do not contain any added salt or preservatives and they will last 8-10 years sealed and 18 month opened.
They are great if you need a recipe that calls for chunks of potatoes; so texture. They are great for potato salad and chowders.
Chunks are hard and you can't break them with your fingers. They require a 15-20 minute boiling time to soften.

Potato Beads are an easy and quick version for flavored mashed potatoes. They contain flavoring and coloring. They are super tasty and a great little side dish you can whip up in a flash without needing to add any of your own other ingredients. When you open the can, it smells like buttered mashed potatoes. These beads are softer than any of the other potatoes and can be reconstituted quickly in hot water.

Ingredients:Potatoes, salt, partially hydrogenated canola oil, mono and diglycerides, artificial color, natural and artificial flavor, freshness preserved with sodium bisulfite and BHT.

Sweet Potatoes are a dehydrated product very similar to dehydrated potato chunks. Sweet potatoes have no added colors or sugars and are an excellent source of vitamins A and C, 280% and 25% respectively.
To reconstitute add to boiling water for 15-20 minutes to soften and use in any of your regular recipes that call for sweet potato.
This is a real time saver! Sweet potatoes in their natural state are hard to peal and dice and they take forever to soften. This is a wonderful substitute without sacrificing any taste!

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