Fool's Gold Loaf: A Trashy Eat

This article is about a sandwich Elvis enjoyed. For the actual Elvis Sandwich, see Peanut butter, banana and bacon sandwich.

Fool's Gold Loaf is a sandwich made by the Colorado Mine Company, a restaurant in Denver, Colorado. The sandwich consists of a single warmed, hollowed-out loaf of bread filled with the contents of one jar of creamy peanut butter and one jar of grape jelly, and a pound of bacon. The sandwich's connection to Elvis Presley is the source of its legend and prolonged interest. According to The Life and Cuisine of Elvis Presley, it was the focus of a midnight sandwich run by Elvis Presley and his friends. Taking his private jet from Graceland, Presley and his friends purchased 30 of the sandwiches and spent two hours eating them and drinking Perrier and champagne before flying home. The story became legend and the sandwich became the subject of continued media interest and part of numerous cookbooks, typically focused around Presley's love of food.

*Instant* Mashed Potato Suggestions?

Recently acquired a bunch from a "bulk" section, that interestingly stated that there weren't any suggestions for cooking them, so trashy_eats what say you?

Art thou familiar with "instant" mashed potatoes? What are your ratios?
Any special dishes you find they work with?

My big thought was that they'd be easy to make for work.

Found a collection of recipes here @ Walmart Live Better, sample #1:

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Easy Gnocchi Dumplings

Boil a large pot of water. Whisk 1 egg yolk with 1 cup cooled, prepared Butter & Herb Instant Mashed Potatoes in a bowl. Stir in 1/2 cup flour. Knead dough lightly. Divide in half.

Roll into ropes 1-in. wide. Cut each rope into 1/2-in. pieces and drop into boiling water. Scoop out with a slotted spoon when they float. Toss with 1 tbsp melted butter before serving.

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[Your Name Here]'s Famous Fake Hash Browns!

Can be halved. Probably should be halved.

- one half jicama
- oil (i.e. peanut oil)
- powdered starch (i.e. potato starch)

- onions (i.e. one small white onion, one small purple onion, and one shallot)
- garlic (i.e. eight cloves crushed and chopped
- salt (and other seasonings, i.e. your premixed mix of salt, pepper, marjoram, basil, and powdered garlic)
- ketchup (or hotsauce if you are one of those people)

To begin:
Chop jicama very very fine, matchstick cut if available. A mandoline slicer works great. Rinse the shredded jicama in a colander, like one would pasta. Grab a handful of it and SQUEEZE. Squeeze as you would a lover. Squeeze until paramedics arrive. Then squeeze some more. Now get a paper towel and squeeze. When that one fills up, do it with another towel. And a third time. You will be glad you did this.

Chop coarsely your extras such as onions and garlic. Mix it all in with the jicama. Do one more paper towel on the whole mess.

Go to the wok or frying pan you've been preheating, add some oil, and put the mess in the pan. Spread it out. Take a massively heaping spoonful of your powdered starch and spread it as evenly as you can. Toss everything until the starch is evenly spread with no clumps visible. Let it burn a bit, then add another heapingest spoon of starch and toss everything again. Toss and burn to your liking, but make sure the jicama is cooked through.

Plate, add ketchup, and enjoy.
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Random Casserole

So I posted another recipe on here with the mini pigs in the blanket but we still had one pack of the mini cocktail weenies left so decided to get creative with that one and some random items.

Came up with a casserole and no idea what to call it so it shall now be named Random Casserole.

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