First, let's give away the cookbook, shall we? The winner, per Random.org, is #5.... Jenn of Bread and Butter! Excitement! So toss your mailing address towards firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll have them get the cookbook right out to you. Congratz!
Now, for the fried mashed potatoes. This is something that's been bouncing around in my head for a while and I finally had some leftover mashed potatoes to work with. I know, leftover mashed potatoes is a weird concept. Heh. When I make mashed potatoes they aren't super soft, I like some body to them. So I figured I would just make a little patty, press it into some bread crumbs and fry it up. You know, kind of like a croquette. And that's what I did. It was very good, but not quite what I was going for. They were quite soft and didn't hold their puck shape to speak of. Not that a pile of mashed potatoes with little crispy, brown fried bits wasn't delicious, it was. But I think next time, and there will be a next time, I'm either going to dip the patties in egg (although I'm not sure how they would hold up to that) or mix an egg in with them so they get a little more firm. I'll also get step by steps, but this was breakfast and I was wicked hungry. What do you guys think, egg dip or egg in the 'tatos?