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March 19, 2008 4:11 PM   Subscribe

What should I do with a pot-full of drained, boiled vegetables used to make veggie stock? We're talking about potatoes, onions, carrots, celery, and garlic. Eating them with salt is nice, but a little boring...
posted by TheNewWazoo to Food & Drink (10 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
Why are you taking your soup apart?
posted by BitterOldPunk at 4:14 PM on March 19, 2008 [7 favorites]

I make veggie stock often. After the stock is made, the veggies are tasteless. Toss them. (Or find a neighbor with chickens.)
posted by mudpuppie at 4:15 PM on March 19, 2008 [2 favorites]

Best answer: You could blend them up to act as a thickener for soup. You could put them inside raviolis.
posted by a robot made out of meat at 4:15 PM on March 19, 2008

Compost them. If you've made proper stock, the vegetables will have given their all to the liquid, and what's left will have very little flavor and a completely flaccid texture.
posted by ottereroticist at 4:15 PM on March 19, 2008 [1 favorite]

Mash them together with a little butter and milk, salt and pepper, and some fresh parsley... serve with sausages and gravy.
posted by le morte de bea arthur at 4:17 PM on March 19, 2008

What otteroticist said: vegetables lose their flavor after 45 mins of cooking. Toss them or compost them.
posted by BradNelson at 4:19 PM on March 19, 2008

Best answer: They do lose their flavor, or most of it, but I like to use them to thicken something in the meal if possible. Hit them with a stick blender and add them to thicken some of that savory stock for something in the meal. They basically only add roughage and thicken, they don't really add flavor.
posted by caddis at 4:31 PM on March 19, 2008

Fiber for the pets.
posted by Max Power at 4:49 PM on March 19, 2008

Best answer: After I make vegetable broth, I run the veggies through my juicer, add the juice to the broth, and mix the fiber with some beans/rice/spices to make veggie burgers. Yum! and no waste =)
posted by headnsouth at 6:29 AM on March 20, 2008

Response by poster: Quick follow-up - I just made hal_c_on's suggestion, and HOLY CRAP is this good. I added 1 can diced tomatoes, 1 can tomato sauce, basil, oregano, thyme, marjoram, garlic, salt, pepper and olive oil to taste.

Oh jeebus it's good. YAY FOR HAL!
posted by TheNewWazoo at 9:49 AM on March 21, 2008 [1 favorite]

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