Thrice cooked potatoes

Start by chopping two crowns broccoli into small pieces. Chop three leaks into “coins,” about a quarter inch thick. Peel, wash, and boil a half dozen potatoes. Once tender, dump the broccoli and leaks into the pot, turn off the burner, and cover with a tight fitting lid. Leave for ten minutes. Broccoli should not be “al dente” bright green - a little darker and softer.

Drain everything and carefully dump into stand mixer or mixing bowl. Add 3 T butter and 3T skim milk. Mix on low until everything gets broken up. Add whole cream - however much one likes to achieve the level of smoothness one likes in their mashed potatoes. Add 1/2 cup shredded cheese.

After everything is nicely blended, pour into glass baking dish which has been sprayed with olive oil. Top with freshly ground mixed pepper. Bake at about 375 - 400 until everything is nice and hot throughout. Add a layer of cheese to the top and return to oven until it looks yummy

Remove and eat (don’t burn your mouth - hot hot hot when it comes out)

So that’s twice cooked. Here comes the thrice.

The next day, take the leftovers, and scoop out quarter cup sized portions, and roll them into balls with your hands. Next, press the balls into panko crumbs, then pan cook the resulting potatoes in olive oil.



  1. mom says:

    what are panko crumbs? too bad you live so far away, maybe it’s cuz I’d invite myself over for dinner on a regular basis. Then the time difference would work in my favor….. :)

  2. James says:

    Panko crumbs are Japanese bread crumbs. They tend to be very flaky, and are essentially bland, but produce some pretty great texture. They are usually used in an outer coating (sometimes even used on wedding cakes!??!). They absorb the flavors of the things they are cooked with. It seemed in this recipe that they really grabbed the flavor of the leeks more than anything.

  3. Lori says:

    that looks so good! where did you buy it or how did you make it?

  4. James says:

    Ummm… the recipe is up there. :)

  5. Sam @ Scrap Car Surrey says:

    Certainly does look good, and will be trying out the recipe, thanks for sharing!
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  6. Really good info here I love different potato dishes I will have to give it another go !

  7. sounds bloody lovely I will need to cook this

  8. stacie @ Garden Shed for Sale says:

    That looks really good. I was a bit worried that it would be cooked in oil too much but seeing as it’s only once, I think that’s cool. I’d like to try it but I’d probably not have any leftovers for the thrice, if the first two times are delicious! I’d like to try it with some other stuff as well, like bacon.

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