Could do some substitutions like kiefer- Leftover Mashed Potato Puffs. They’re combined with eggs, sour cream, cheese and chives then baked in a cupcake pan until golden and crusty with creamy middles. They don’t taste like leftovers.
Not necessarily abandoned: But, the disappearing of the Aral Sea has left behind a desert filled with shipwrecks. The Aral Sea is located in Uzbekistan & Kazakstan ( both countries were part of the Soviet Union)