Fried Potatoes Pouch meal From Home Bargain

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Fried Potatoes Pouch meal From Home Bargain

Post by jennyjj01 » Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:35 pm

For those looking to augment their food stockpile, I give a shout-out to these from Home Bargain

http://en.grocholl.de/en/product-detail ... 12-111-112
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It's just pre-fried waxy potato with a hint of onion. Sold in a boxed foil pouch for (IIRC) 89p
Fries up pretty well with a bit of spam or similar. 2 year shelf life. Compact packaging: Benefits from a sprinkle of herbs.

Adding ten of these to my stash will be ten days I won't have to live off rice, pasta or dried mashed spuds.

I've only ever seen them in Home Bargain. They do a Rosti from the same range in similar packaging.

Try them?

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Re: Fried Potatoes Pouch meal From Home Bargain

Post by Deeps » Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:43 pm

Those and the rostis are both braw. Our local Home Bargains hasn't had them in for a while so I've run down my stash a bit. The mylar bags mean the 2 year shelf life is a tad conservative.

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Re: Fried Potatoes Pouch meal From Home Bargain

Post by grenfell » Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:49 am

Not got a home bargins near us but do occasionally come across one . What sort of price are these?
Edit , just ignore that , i've just reread and seen the price in jenny's post :oops:

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Re: Fried Potatoes Pouch meal From Home Bargain

Post by pseudonym » Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:56 am

Fantastic meal for those who can have carbs, :(

Great for a cold morning breakfast in the woods, just crack in a couple of eggs. 8-)

I have a stash in my preps for bartering now I suppose :roll:

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The roads are pretty bad and if you do end up getting stuck its hard to justify your reason for being on the roads as 'vegan mince for a feckin' princess'.

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Re: Fried Potatoes Pouch meal From Home Bargain

Post by preppergb » Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:02 am

I got something almost identical from Tesco, Potato slices and corned beef in a foil pack like the one above
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Re: Fried Potatoes Pouch meal From Home Bargain

Post by Deeps » Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:04 am

pseudonym wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:56 am
Fantastic meal for those who can have carbs, :(

Great for a cold morning breakfast in the woods, just crack in a couple of eggs. 8-)

I have a stash in my preps for bartering now I suppose :roll:

:mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Or with a tin of bacon grill and some beans.... or beans and sausages..... or.........

assuming you're allowed carbs of course Pseud.

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Post by Arzosah » Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:44 pm

Yummy. I love that combo, and next time I see a Home B I'll pop in.
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Re: Fried Potatoes Pouch meal From Home Bargain

Post by jennyjj01 » Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:42 pm

pseudonym wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:56 am
Fantastic meal for those who can have carbs, :(

Great for a cold morning breakfast in the woods, just crack in a couple of eggs. 8-)

I have a stash in my preps for bartering now I suppose :roll:

:mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Went to H&B today and emptied the shelf. Got it home and discovered I'd bought the 'With Ham & Onions' variant. Last one was just with onions*.

http://en.grocholl.de/en/products.html

Had it for tea and this time I cooked it longer, with chopped bacon and popped in 2 re-hydrated eggs at the end of cooking. Delish: Tortilla like.
89p per sachet and serves 2.

I reckon the knack with this is to cook it till the potatoes have browned. If you just heat it without browning, it tasted and feels a bit waxy.

* There's not much ham or onions, to be honest.

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Re: Fried Potatoes Pouch meal From Home Bargain

Post by pseudonym » Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:13 pm

Excellent. :)
The roads are pretty bad and if you do end up getting stuck its hard to justify your reason for being on the roads as 'vegan mince for a feckin' princess'.

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Re: Fried Potatoes Pouch meal From Home Bargain

Post by Deeps » Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:26 pm

jennyjj01 wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:42 pm
Went to H&B today and emptied the shelf. Got it home and discovered I'd bought the 'With Ham & Onions' variant. Last one was just with onions*.

http://en.grocholl.de/en/products.html

Had it for tea and this time I cooked it longer, with chopped bacon and popped in 2 re-hydrated eggs at the end of cooking. Delish: Tortilla like.
89p per sachet and serves 2.

I reckon the knack with this is to cook it till the potatoes have browned. If you just heat it without browning, it tasted and feels a bit waxy.

* There's not much ham or onions, to be honest.
Yup, while you can just heat them up (stand the mylar bag in boiling water) they're not a patch on giving them a good fry and throwing in some extra bits and bobs. The mylar does give a very long shelf life if that's a concern for you and as you say, the price is pretty good. :D

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