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Potato Cheddar Pierogis

Potato Cheddar Pierogis

Potato Cheddar Pierogis

½ pound Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and quartered

¼ C. shredded cheddar cheese

¼ C. plain Greek yogurt

2 T. unsalted butter, divided and softened

½ tsp. kosher salt

1 large egg, beaten with 1 tsp. water

32 round wonton wrappers, defrosted

1 T. olive oil

½ C. applesauce or sour cream, optional

 

Place potatoes in a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan. Add enough water to cover by 1-inch; bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook for 15 minutes or until tender. Drain well. Mash potatoes in a medium bowl with cheese, yogurt, 1 T. butter and salt until smooth. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Working with a few wonton wrappers at a time, fill with a heaping tsp. of potato mixture. Brush edges with egg wash and fold over to create a half moon shape. Press edges with a fork to seal tightly and repeat with remaining wrappers and filling. Cook in batches in boiling water for 2 minutes or until the pierogi floats. In a large skillet, heat remaining T. of butter and olive oil over medium high heat. Transfer half the cooked pierogis to the skillet and sauté 2 to 4 minutes or until golden on each side. Repeat with remaining pierogis and serve with a side of apple sauce and/or sour cream for dipping.

Lemon Roasted Potatoes

Lemon Roasted Potatoes

Lemon Roasted Potatoes

 

potatoes (cut into bite sized pieces)

olive oil

lemon (juice and zest)

oregano

salt and pepper

 

Toss the potatoes in the olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, salt and pepper. Bake the potatoes in a preheated 350F/180C oven until tender, about an hour.

Cacio e Pepe Mashed Potatoes

Cacio e Pepe Mashed Potatoes

Cacio e Pepe Mashed Potatoes

1 T. black peppercorns

5 pounds yukon gold potatoes

1/2 C. unsalted butter, cut into cubes, at room temperature

1 C. Pecorino Romano, divided

Kosher salt

1/2 C. buttermilk, shaken

1/4 C. heavy cream

 

In a small saucepan, set over medium heat, add the peppercorns. Toast for about 2 to 3 minutes, until fragrant. Pour the peppercorns into mortar and pestle. Alternatively, you could add it to a spice grinder or pepper grinder. Mash up the peppercorns until all crushed. Set aside. To Make the Potatoes: In a 4-quart Dutch Oven, fill it up about 3/4 of the way with cold water. Peel the potatoes and place them in the Dutch Oven and set it over medium-high heat. Bring the potatoes to a boil and then bring down the heat to medium-low. This should keep them at a nice, steady simmer. Cook until very soft, about 35 minutes. Give them a taste and make sure they’re VERY soft. Pour the potatoes into a colander and immediately run them under cool water. Then immediately run the potatoes through a ricer, in batches, into the Dutch Oven. Repeat this step until you’ve worked your way through all of the potatoes.

 

In the pot with the mashed potatoes, pour in the buttermilk, softened butter, half of the ground up pepper, a few pinches of salt and heavy cream; mix it all together until smooth. Give it a taste and adjust the salt and cheese according to taste. I added about 2 tsp. of salt in total. To Serve: Melt 2 T. of butter in a small saucepan. Make some swoops in the tops of the potatoes. Pour the melted butter on top and then add a few pinches of freshly ground pepper and the remaining 1/4 C. of Pecorino Romano.

 

To Make Ahead & Reheat:  Make the recipe straight through and then allow to come to room temperature. Store in an air-tight container in the fridge up to 2 days ahead. When you’re ready to serve: Add a few T. of heavy cream to the bottom of a medium-sized pot and place it over medium-low heat. Add the cold potatoes and cover the pot. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes and then stir them. Cover the pot again and allow to warm up for about 3 to 4 minutes. Repeat until the potatoes are warm.

Rosemary-Garlic Breakfast Potatoes

Rosemary-Garlic Breakfast Potatoes

Rosemary-Garlic Breakfast Potatoes

3 1/2 C. diced red potatoes (or a mix of red and small white potatoes)

1 T. finely chopped fresh rosemary

1/2 tsp. fine sea salt, plus more if needed

2 garlic cloves

Large pinch of freshly ground black pepper

3 T. olive oil

Preheat the oven to 35O°F. Line a baking sheet with foil. Put all the ingredients on the prepared baking sheet and toss to combine. Bake for about 1 hour, tossing the potatoes every 15 minutes; be careful, as they may stick to the foil. Once the potatoes are a nice golden brown and crispy on the edges, they are ready. Taste and add more salt, if desired, then serve.

Instant Pot Chicken and Mashed Potatoes with Gravy

Instant Pot Chicken and Mashed Potatoes with Gravy

Instant Pot Chicken and Mashed Potatoes with Gravy

2 1/2 cups chicken broth

1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

1 tsp soy sauce

1/2 tsp minced garlic dried

1/2 tsp minced onion dried

1 tsp parsley dried

salt and pepper to taste

6 frozen chicken tenders

4 medium potatoes peeled and diced

1 T. cornstarch

1/4 cup water

 

Pour the chicken broth, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, garlic, onion, and parsley into the Instant Pot liner. Add the chicken tenders to the pot. Peel and dice the potatoes and place in a steamer basket. Place the steamer basket on top of the chicken in the Instant Pot. Cook on manual HIGH for 6 minutes, allow for a 6 minute NPR. Remove the potatoes from the Instant Pot and mash the potatoes. I like to add 2 T. of butter and 1/4 cup of milk to the potatoes as I mash them. Then I season with salt and pepper.

Remove the chicken from the Instant Pot and set aside. Turn the Instant Pot onto sauté. Create the cornstarch slurry with the cornstarch and water. Once the gravy is boiling, SLOWLY add the cornstarch slurry. Add only until the gravy is thickened to your liking. You may have some left over or you might not have quite enough, it just depends on how thick you like your gravy! Serve hot!

Garlic Parmesan Mashed Potato Cakes

Garlic Parmesan Mashed Potato Cakes

Garlic Parmesan Mashed Potato Cakes

2 C. mashed potatoes

1 egg

4 garlic cloves, finely minced

3 T. all-purpose flour

1 C. of parmesan + 1/2 C. for the coating

1 tsp. Italian seasoning

Salt and pepper

Fresh chopped parsley, for garnish

 

In a large bowl add the mashed potatoes, egg, 1 C. parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, and 3 T. all-purpose flour; mix until combined and smooth. Place 1/2 C. parmesan in a shallow dish. Divide the potato mixture into eight equal portions and form 8 patties (you can use a ring mold to shape the patties). Roll the patties in the parmesan to coat. In a large skillet over medium heat, using cooking oil or butter, cook patties until golden on both sides. Season with salt and pepper to taste, garnish with fresh chopped parsley and more parmesan; serve hot. Enjoy!

Roasted Potatoes and Butternut Squash with Olives and Capers

Roasted Potatoes and Butternut Squash with Olives and Capers

Roasted Potatoes and Butternut Squash with Olives and Capers

 

1 large Yukon Gold potato, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces

1 small butternut squash (about 2 lb./900 g), peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch dice (to yield

about 4 C.)

2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

1⁄3 C. pitted small black olives, such as niçoise

2 tsp. salted capers, rinsed well

1 tsp. crushed coriander seeds

3 T. (44 ml) extra-virgin olive oil

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

 

Position a rack in the center of the oven and heat the oven to 425°F (220°C).  In a large bowl, toss together the potato, squash, garlic, olives, capers, and coriander. Add the olive oil and mix well to combine. Season with 1/4 tsp. of salt and a few grinds of pepper. Transfer to a 9 x 12-inch baking

dish and bake in the oven, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender and lightly browned, 55 minutes to 1 hour.

Gnocchetti with Savoy Cabbage and Candied Cherry Tomatoes  (Gnocchetti con Cavolo Cappuccio e Pomodorini Canditi)

Gnocchetti with Savoy Cabbage and Candied Cherry Tomatoes  (Gnocchetti con Cavolo Cappuccio e Pomodorini Canditi)

Gnocchetti with Savoy Cabbage and Candied Cherry Tomatoes  (Gnocchetti con Cavolo Cappuccio e Pomodorini Canditi)

 

2 lb. (900 g) russet potatoes

Kosher salt

2/3 C. (310 g) all-purpose flour

1 large egg

2 14-ounce cans (400 g) cherry tomatoes, strained

1/4 C. (59 ml) extra-virgin olive oil

1 tsp. granulated sugar

2 whole cloves

2 sprigs thyme

1 3-inch cinnamon stick

1 1-inch strip orange zest

1 1-inch strip lemon zest

1 sprig rosemary

1/4 tsp. whole black peppercorns

1 small head savoy cabbage, shredded

 

Put the potatoes in a large pot and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil over medium heat, salt liberally, and cook at a gentle simmer until the potatoes are extremely tender, 35 to 40 minutes. Drain the potatoes and peel them while they’re still warm. Pass through a ricer onto a clean work surface. Sprinkle the flour evenly over the potatoes and form into a well. Crack the egg into the well and gently beat with a fork. Gradually incorporate the egg into the flour. Knead the dough until smooth. Cut the dough into four even pieces. Roll each piece out into a !4-inch-thick rope, and then cut each rope with a pastry cutter or knife into !4-inch pieces. Place the gnocchetti on sheet pans lightly dusted with flour, cover, and refrigerate until ready to use. Position a rack in the center of the oven and heat the oven to 325°F (170°C). In a large bowl, toss the tomatoes with 2 T. of the oil, 1 tsp. salt, and the sugar; toss well to combine. Arrange the tomatoes in a single layer in an 8 x 8-inch baking dish. Make a bundle out of cheesecloth with the cloves, thyme, cinnamon stick, orange zest, lemon zest, rosemary, and peppercorns. Add this bundle to the pan and roast in the oven until the tomatoes are tender and beginning to caramelize, about 1 Vi hours. Remove from the oven and discard the bundle.  In a 12-inch skillet heat the remaining 2 T. oil over medium heat. Add the cabbage and a generous pinch of salt and cook, stirring often, until the cabbage wilts, about 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes and 1/4 C. of water, cover, and reduce the heat. Cook, stirring often, until the cabbage is meltingly tender, 35 to 40 minutes. Season to taste with salt. Bring a large pot of well-salted water to a boil. Drop the gnocchetti into the water and cook until they begin to rise to the surface, about 3 minutes. Transfer the gnocchetti to the cabbage with a slotted spoon or spider and toss to combine. Serve the gnocchetti in individual shallow bowls.

Colcannon Cakes with Poached Eggs & Hollandaise

Colcannon Cakes with Poached Eggs & Hollandaise

Colcannon Cakes with Poached Eggs & Hollandaise

 

Colcannon:

 

2 1/2 pounds of russet potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks

Salt

5 Tbsp unsalted butter

3 lightly packed cups of chopped chard, kale, spinach, or cabbage

1/2 cup of green onion greens, chopped

1 cup milk or cream

Colcannon cakes:

 

About 3 cups of colcannon

1 cup flour

1 egg

2-3 teaspoons salt

4 Tbsp butter or vegetable oil

Lemon for garnish

 

Poached Eggs, for serving

Hollandaise Sauce, for serving

Diced Scallion or Chives, for serving

 

Make the colcannon: Make the colcannon first (see our colcannon recipe.) Put potatoes in a pot, cover with cold, well salted water by an inch, bring to a boil, and cook until fork tender, about 15 to 20 minutes.  Drain the potatoes and remove them from the pot. Melt the butter in the still warm pot, add the chopped greens, cook for 3-4 minutes until wilted, then add the green onions and cook for another minute. Add the potatoes, milk or cream to the pot, mash until everything is well mixed.  Mix with egg, flour, salt, and chill: Mix the egg, flour and salt in with the colcannon. You may want to chill the mixture for 15 minutes or longer to make it easier to shape the patties.  Form into patties: Form into little cakes of whatever size you want but make them flat so they will cook through without burning. If the mixture is too wet, add more flour until the mixture is easy to shape. Fry until golden: Heat the butter or vegetable oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Working in batches, place the formed patties in the pan so they are not touching. Lower the heat to medium and gently fry until golden, about 3-4 minutes.  Turn and cook the other side. Let the cakes rest on a paper towel while you cook the others.  Top with Poached Egg, Hollandaise, and diced Scallion or Chives for garnish.

WIW: Loaded Hash Browns

WIW: Loaded Hash Browns

WIW: Loaded Hash Browns

1 russet (baking) potato, about 10-oz., peeled and shredded
1/2 tsp. finely chopped fresh rosemary (or 1 tsp. dried)
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp. unsalted butter, melted
grated cheese, sour cream, bacon and/ or ketchup (for serving)

Preheat the waffle iron on medium. Squeeze the shredded potato with a towel until it’s as dry as you can manage (excess liquid is the enemy of crispiness; your potatoes will steam if they aren’t dried well.) In a mixing bowl, combine the shredded potato, rosemary, salt, and pepper. With a silicone brush, spread the butter on both sides of the waffle iron. Pile the shredded potatoes into the waffle iron- overstuff the waffle iron a bit- and close the lid. (The pressure of the lid will compress the potatoes and help them emerge as a cohesive waffled unit.) After 2 minutes, press down a bit on the lid to further compress the potatoes. (Careful: The lid maybe hot.) Check the potatoes after 10 minutes. They should be just starting to turn golden brown in places. When the potatoes are golden brown throughout, 1 to 2 minutes more, carefully remove them from the waffle iron. Serve with grated cheese, sour cream and/or ketchup. I added bacon too!

Cinderella’s Breakfast Au Gratin Potatoes

Cinderella’s Breakfast Au Gratin Potatoes

Cinderella’s Breakfast Au Gratin Potatoes

 

1/4 tsp. garlic salt

¼ tsp. white pepper

½ tsp. salt (optional)

3 C. milk

1 C. mild and shredded cheddar cheese

4 C. diced and cooked potatoes

1/2 C. flour

1/2 C. fresh and cooked bacon bits

1/2 C. diced onions

1/4 C. melted butter

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Dice and cook the potatoes. Dice onions. Gather remaining ingredients. Melt butter. Add onion and sauté. Add bacon and cook for 2 minutes. Add flour and stir to make a paste. Cook for 5 minutes. Add 3 C. milk. Stir till lumps are gone. Cook mixture 10 minutes and continue stirring. Add potatoes, cheese and seasonings. Mix until cheese is melted. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.

Mojo Potatoes

Mojo Potatoes

Mojo Potatoes

 

6 large Idaho baking potatoes

2 C. flour

1⁄2 tsp. cayenne pepper

2 tsp. thyme

1 tsp. garlic powder

Pinch Paprika

salt, to taste

pepper, to taste

1 large egg beaten with 3 T. Milk

oil

Cook potatoes whole – steam, bake, or microwave. Cool. Cut each potato into 1/4″ rounds. Heat oil to 375°F. Stir together the flour, cayenne, thyme, garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste. (you can adjust seasonings to your liking). Dip each potato wedge into the egg mixture, then dredge thoroughly in the seasoned flour mixture. Deep fry wedges without overcrowding, until crisp and golden. Drain on paper towels and serve.

Creamy Potato Stacks with Garlic, Thyme, and Parmesan

Creamy Potato Stacks with Garlic, Thyme, and Parmesan

Creamy Potato Stacks with Garlic, Thyme, and Parmesan

1½ cups heavy cream

1 sprig fresh thyme

2 garlic cloves, minced

½ tsp. nutmeg

2 lbs. medium russet potatoes (about 4-5), peeled and sliced ⅛ to 1/16 inch thick

1 tsp. salt

½ tsp. black pepper

freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat the oven to 375F. Spray 12 cup standard muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray. In a small sauce pan, whisk together cream, thyme, garlic, and nutmeg. Bring to a slow simmer and remove from the heat. You want the cream just heated through. Discard the thyme. Toss the potato slices with salt and pepper and layer into stacks in the prepared muffin cups, filling each one to the top but not over the top. Spoon cream over each potato stack, filling almost to the top. You will have couple or so slices exposed. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the potatoes are knife tender and golden brown on top. Remove the muffin pan from the oven and let sit for 5 minutes. Run a knife around the edges to loosen up the stacks and carefully remove to a serving platter. Serve immediately.

Waffled Hash Browns with Rosemary

Waffled Hash Browns with Rosemary

Waffled Hash Browns with Rosemary

1 (10 oz.) russet (baking) potato, peeled and shredded
1/2 tsp. fresh rosemary, finely chopped, or 1 tsp. dried rosemary
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp. unsalted butter, melted
grated cheese, sour cream or ketchup, for serving

Preheat a waffle iron on medium. Squeeze the shredded potato with a towel until it’s as dry as you can manage. (Excess liquid is the enemy of crispiness; your potatoes will steam if they aren’t dried well.)
In a mixing bowl, combine the shredded potato, rosemary, salt and pepper. With a silicone brush, spread the butter on both sides of the waffle iron. Pile the shredded potatoes into the waffle iron–overstuff the waffle iron a bit–and close the lid. (The pressure of the lid will compress the potatoes and help them emerge as a cohesive, waffled unit.) After 2 minutes, press down a bit on the lid to further compress the potatoes. (Careful: The lid may be hot.) Check the potatoes after 10 minutes. They should be just starting to turn golden brown in places. When the potatoes are golden brown throughout, 1 to 2 minutes more, carefully remove them from the waffle iron. Serve with grated cheese, sour cream or ketchup.

Mojo Potatoes

Mojo Potatoes

Mojo Potatoes

6 large Idaho baking potatoes
2 C. flour
1⁄2 tsp. cayenne pepper
2 tsp. thyme
1 tsp. garlic powder
Pinch Paprika
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
1 large egg beaten with 3 T. Milk
oil

Cook potatoes whole – steam, bake, or microwave. Cool. Cut each potato into 1/4″ rounds. Heat oil to 375°F. Stir together the flour, cayenne, thyme, garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste. (you can adjust seasonings to your liking). Dip each potato wedge into the egg mixture, then dredge thoroughly in the seasoned flour mixture. Deep fry wedges without overcrowding, until crisp and golden. Drain on paper towels and serve.

Chicken Fried Potatoes

Chicken Fried Potatoes

Chicken Fried Potatoes

3 medium russet potatoes, cleaned and sliced (about 1/4” thick)
1 C. buttermilk
1 T. minced thyme
3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 1/2 tsp. salt, divided
1 1/2 tsp. cracked black pepper
1 C. all purpose flour
1 1/2 T. onion powder
2 tsp. dry mustard
2 tsp. smoked paprika

homemade buttermilk-ranch dipping sauce:
1/2 C. buttermilk
1/4 C. sour cream
2 T. mayonnaise
2 T. fresh lemon juice
1 T. chives, thinly sliced
1 tsp. minced thyme
1 garlic clove, minced
salt and pepper to taste

vegetable oil for frying

Fill a large, deep skillet with 1 1/2 to 2 inches of oil and preheat to 350˚F. Place potatoes, buttermilk, thyme, garlic, 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1/2 tsp. cracked black pepper into a mixing bowl and toss together until well combined. Allow mixture to sit for 15 minutes. Place flour, onion powder, mustard, paprika, 1 tsp. salt, and pepper into a shallow dish and stir together. Remove potatoes from buttermilk and dredge in flour mixture. Shake of excess flour and fry potatoes in batches for 6 to 8 minutes or until golden brown and potatoes have cooked through. Drain onto a paper towel and season with salt and pepper. Serve with buttermilk dipping sauce. For buttermilk sauce: Place all ingredients into a mixing bowl and whisk together until well combined. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Before serving remove from refrigerator and allow to sit at room temp. for about 10 minutes. Adjust seasonings and stir.

One Pan Chicken & Potato Bake

One Pan Chicken & Potato Bake

4 Bone in Pieces Chicken
4 Large Potatoes, cut into wedges
¼ C. Italian Salad Dressing
¼ C. Parmesan Cheese
2 Stalks Celery, large dice
Parsley

Preheat oven to 400. Place Chicken, Potatoes, and Celery in a 13 x 9 inch baking dish. Pour dressing over all. Sprinkle with parmesan. Bake 45-60 minutes, until chicken is cooked through and potatoes are tender.

Llapingachos (Ecuadorian Potato and Cheese Patties)

Llapingachos (Ecuadorian Potato and Cheese Patties)

5 large Russet potatoes, peeled and cut in chunks
2 tsp. sunflower oil
½ C. finely chopped white onion
2 tsp. ground achiote
1 C. grated Mozzarella or Fontina cheese
Salt to taste

To serve: salsa de mani or peanut sauce, tomato and onion curtido, avocado slices, lettuce, fried eggs, fried sausages and hot sauce.

Boil the potatoes until soft. Heat the oil over medium high heat to make a refrito, add the onions and achiote, cook until the onions are soft, about 5 minutes. Mash the potatoes, mix in the onion refrito and salt to taste. Cover the potato dough and let it sit at room temperature for about an hour. Make small golf size balls with the potato dough. Make a hole in the middle of each ball and fill with the grated or crumbled cheese. Shape the dough into thick patties and let rest in the refrigerator for about ½ to 1 hour. Cook the patties on a hot griddle until browned on each side, be careful when turning them as they will be very delicate. Serve with a fried egg, peanut sauce, tomato and onion curtido, avocado slices and hot sauce.

Autumn Baked Eggs

Autumn Baked Eggs

1 lb. bite-sized tricolor potatoes (or any other potatoes!)
1 medium sweet potato (orange or white)
1 large yellow onion
1 apple (I used honey crisp)
10 oz. breakfast sausages (meat or vegan)
2-3 T. vegetable oil
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. paprika
eggs (1-2 per person)

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Dice your potatoes and the apple into about 1-inch chunks. Dice the onion. If using meat sausage, lightly brown it in a sauté pan first so it is not raw. Slice the sausages into 1/2-inch pieces. Place the sausage, potatoes, apple and onion in a large mixing bowl. Add the vegetable oil, salt, pepper, and paprika and stir to combine and evenly mix all the ingredients. Add the potato mixture to a large over-proof skillet or sheet pan. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring the potatoes in between. After 30 minutes, remove the pan from the oven and carefully create a small well in the potatoes for each egg.* Crack one egg in each well, keeping the yolk intact, and return the pan to the oven for 10-12 minutes or until the whites are solid but the yolks are not. Serve immediately. *If you prefer not to bake your eggs, return the potatoes for another 10-15 minutes and cook your eggs as desired on the stovetop.

Skillet Hash & Eggs

Skillet Hash & Eggs

3skillet-hash-and-eggs russet or Yukon gold potatoes (about 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 pounds)
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 pound kielbasa, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about 2 cups)
1 large sweet onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds or dill seed
8 large eggs
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
2 scallions, sliced

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Pierce the potatoes in a few places with a fork and microwave until almost tender, about 10 minutes, turning halfway through. Let cool slightly, then peel and cut into 1/2-inch dice. Heat the butter in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the kielbasa and cook, stirring, until it starts to brown, about 3 minutes. Add the onion and caraway seeds and cook until the onion is soft, about 3 minutes. Stir in the potatoes, then flatten the hash into an even layer, pressing gently with a spatula. Cook undisturbed until crunchy and browned on the bottom, about 5 minutes. Flip the hash in sections and cook until browned on the other side, about 5 more minutes. Remove from the heat. Using a spoon, make 4 shallow indentations in the hash and crack 2 eggs into each. Transfer to the oven and bake until the egg whites set, about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and top with the parsley and scallions.

Merguez Sausages with Scalloped Potatoes

Merguez Sausages with Scalloped Potatoes

Merguez sausages with Scalloped Potatoes1 tablespoon butter
1 1/2 pounds fresh merguez (spicy beef; see notes) or lamb sausages
1 onion (about 8 oz.), peeled and slivered lengthwise
5 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
2 cups whipping cream
About 1 1/4 cups fat-skimmed chicken broth
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh-ground pepper
4 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled, halved, and thinly sliced
Chopped parsley

In a 10- to 12-inch ovenproof frying pan (with sides at least 2 1/2 in. tall) over medium-high heat, melt butter. Add sausages and turn until browned all over, 5 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Reduce heat to medium, add onion and garlic to pan, and stir occasionally until slightly browned, 5 to 8 minutes. Pour in cream and 1 1/4 cups broth; stir in salt and pepper. Add potatoes. (Liquid should just cover; if it doesn’t, add more broth.) Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, gently stirring occasionally. Lower heat and barely simmer, uncovered, until potatoes are tender when pierced, about 20 minutes (do not boil). Arrange sausages on potato mixture and transfer pan to a 350° oven. Bake until cream mixture has thickened and is well browned on top and sausages are cooked through (cut to test), 40 to 45 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve potatoes and sausages from pan.

Sheet Pan Suppers: Baked Baby Back Ribs & Potatoes

Sheet Pan Suppers: Baked Baby Back Ribs & Potatoes

baked Baby Back Ribs & Potatoes

1 T. Dijon Mustard
1 tsp. Liquid Smoke (optional)
3 T. Dark Brown Sugar
1 ½ T. Garlic Powder
2 tsp. Salt
2 tsp. Sweet or Smoked Paprika
2 tsp. dry Mustard
1 tsp. Cumin
¼ tsp. Cayenne
4 lb. Baby Back Ribs, trimmed of silverskin
1 lb. medium size Yukon Gold Potatoes, unpeeled, scrubbed and quartered
1 T. EVOO
1 tsp. Old Bay
¾ C. BBQ Sauce, plus extra for serving

Preheat oven to 325 with one rack about 4 inches from broiler and another rack in center position. Place dijon in small bowl, add liquid smoke; stir to combine. In another small bowl, whisk together sugar, garlic powder, salt paprika, dry mustard, cumin, and cayenne. Brush both sides of the ribs with the Dijon, and sprinkle with the spice mixture to coat. Pat spices into the meat so it sticks. Wrap tightly in foil and place them in the center of a sheet pan. Combine potatoes, oil, and old bay in a bowl and toss to coat. Place potatoes around the packet of ribs. Bake for 90 minutes, gently flipping the package and stirring the potatoes halfway through cooking. Carefully transfer the package of ribs to a platter or another sheet pan and remove foil. Return ribs, without foil, to the center of the pan in a single layer, meaty side up. Brush them with BBQ sauce. Bake until knife slides easily into the thickest part of the meat, an additional 30 minutes. Keep an eye on the potatoes. If they are getting too dark, remove to a serving bowl and cover with foil to keep warm. When ribs are knife tender, remove potatoes to a bowl and cover with foil. Turn oven to broil and broil the ribs on the top rack until slightly charred in spots, about 3 minutes. Allow ribs to rest for 10 minutes before slicing between the bones. Serve with potatoes and extra BBQ sauce.

Aloo Gobi Tart Recipe

Aloo Gobi Tart Recipe

sheet2 cup Cauliflower florets
2 Potatoes (medium size)
1/2 teaspoon finely chopped ginger
1/2 cup finely chopped Onion
1/4 cup finely chopped Tomato
3 teaspoon Canola Oil (or any cooking oil)
1/4 teaspoon Cumin Seeds / Jeera
2 Cardamon pods
1/4 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
1/2 teaspoon Chili Powder
1/2 teaspoon Kashmiri Chili Powder or red chili powder
1/2 teaspoon Cumin Powder
1/2 teaspoon Coriander Powder
1/4 teaspoon Garam masala
2 teaspoon Yogurt
2 cup + 4 teaspoon Water
Salt to taste
1 Puff Pastry Sheet (preferably Pepperidge farm), substitute with home made or store bought pie crust
1/4 tablespoon Butter (Optional)
2 tsp Dried fenugreek leaves / Kasuri Methi (Optional)

Preheat oven to 400 F. Line a baking tray with wax/parchment paper or foil. Brush it with butter/oil. Place 1 frozen puff pastry sheet on it and allow it to thaw. Wash cauliflower florets. In a sauce pan, add 2 cup of water, 1/2 tsp salt. Bring it to boil. Turn off and add the cauliflower florets. Let it stand for couple of minutes. This step will cleanse the cauliflower. In another sauce pan, boil Potatoes until it is 95% cooked (fork tender). I prefer to steam the potatoes. I cut them into equal size chunks and put it in my steamer for 5-6 minutes. In a wok/kadai, add oil. When it is hot add cumin seeds and allow it to sizzle. Add cardamon, finely chopped ginger. Add onion. Sauté until it turns translucent, for 2-3 minutes on medium flame.
Then add tomato, 1/2 tsp salt and sauté for another 3 minutes or until it becomes mushy. Add turmeric powder, chili powder, kashmiri chili powder, sauté. Add 2-4 tsp water to prevent it from sticking. Add cumin powder, coriander powder and sauté. Add 2 tsp yogurt, potato and cauliflower. Mix well. Adjust salt as per taste. Then add garam masala, mix and close the kadai with a lid and let it simmer for couple of minutes. This will allow the flavors to marry well. Do not forget to stir in between to avoid sticking to the pan. Open the lid, if there is any liquid left cook for couple of minutes until the water evaporates. Turn off and allow it to cool.
Place the baking tray in oven and bake the puff pastry sheet for 10 minutes. Remove it from the oven and reduce the temperature to 350 F. Spread the Aloo Gobhi Masala on the tart. Add few swirls of butter and bake for another 10-15 minutes. Serve it hot.

Sheet Pan Supper: Salisbury Steak & Potatoes

Sheet Pan Supper: Salisbury Steak & Potatoes

sheet1 small onion
6-7 small red potatoes, golf ball sized
2 tablespoons canola oil
salt and pepper
8 ounces lean ground beef
1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Thinly slice the onion into half-moon shapes by peeling it, then slicing it once from root to tip. Lay the flat side of the onion down, then slice thinly. Place onions on the bottom of a small sheet pan that has a lip around the edge. Don’t let the oil and meat juices drip off in the oven, it could start a fire: use a rimmed baking sheet! I used a quarter sheet pan. Next, dice the potatoes into 6 pieces each, and add to the sheet pan. Toss the onions and potatoes with the canola oil and a good pinch of salt and pepper. Next, in a small bowl, combine the ground beef, Worcestershire, mustard powder, onion powder, garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper. Mix well with your hands, but don’t over mix. Form two oblong shaped patties with the meat.. Bake for 30 minutes, and serve hot.

Cheddar Potato Puff

Cheddar Potato Puff

8 cups potatoes, hot, mashed or riced
4 tablespoons melted butter
3/4 cup milk
2 large eggs
1 scant teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
3/4 cup shredded sharp or mild Cheddar cheese
4 green onions, thinly sliced

Mash hot mashed potatoes with butter, milk, eggs, salt, pepper, cheese, and onions. Beat until well blended. Pile into a buttered 2 to 2 1/2-quart baking dish. Bake at 350° for 35 to 45 minutes, or until puffed and nicely browned.

Crispy Pan-Roasted Fennel Potatoes

Crispy Pan-Roasted Fennel Potatoes

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Waxy potatoes, peeled, boiled and rinsed, 700g / 1 1/2 pounds
small fennel bulb, very thinly sliced, the green chopped, for the topping, 1
Quality fennel seeds (preferably organic), 1 1/2 tablespoons
olive oil
sea salt
black peppercorns, crushed in a mortar

Let the potatoes cool and dry on a wire rack for at least 1 hour or a day and cut them into thick slices. In a large heavy pan, heat a generous splash of olive oil and fry the potatoes on medium-high for a few minutes on each side until golden brown. Cook them in batches and turn them one by one with a fork to keep their shape. Season with salt and pepper. Heat a splash of olive oil in another pan and cook the fennel seeds on medium heat for 1 minute (they shouldn’t get dark). Pull the pan off the heat, take just the seeds out with a tablespoon and set them aside. Put the pan back on and add the fennel slices, sauté them on medium for about 1 minute on each side without getting dark, they should be al dente. Gently mix the roasted potatoes, fennel seeds and slices in the pan and season with salt and pepper to taste, serve immediately.

Baked Oven Fries

Baked Oven Fries

3 r2a6cb18786958142a7bbea9b8f79e5a4usset potatoes (about 24 oz. total), peeled and cut lengthwise into even sized wedges
5 T. vegetable, canola or peanut oil, divided
¾ tsp. kosher salt, plus more to taste
¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste

Preheat the oven to 475˚ F. Place the potato wedges in a large mixing bowl. Cover with hot water; soak for 10-30 minutes. Put 4 tablespoons of the oil onto a heavy, rimmed baking sheet. Tilt the sheet side to side to evenly coat the pan with oil (a pastry brush can also help with this). Sprinkle the pan evenly with the salt and pepper. Set aside. Drain the potatoes. Spread the wedges out on layers of paper towels or on clean kitchen towels. Pat dry with additional towels. Wipe out the now empty bowl so it is dry. Return the potatoes to the bowl and toss with the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil. Arrange the potato wedges on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer. Cover tightly with foil and bake for 5 minutes. Remove the foil and continue to bake until the bottoms of the potatoes are spotty golden brown, 15-20 minutes, rotating the baking sheet after 10 minutes. Using a metal spatula and tongs, flip each potato wedge keeping them in a single layer. Continue baking until the fries are golden and crisp, 5 -15 minutes. Rotate the pan as needed to ensure even browning. When the fries are finished baking, transfer to a paper-towel lined plate to drain some of the grease. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm.

Potatoes in Garlicky Chard Broth

Potatoes in Garlicky Chard Broth

ab91d9426e3e969a52dd24ad55fd1aa11 pound small potatoes of your choice, scrubbed
3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 bunch chard, stems removed
1 cup vegetable or chicken broth
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper

Put the potatoes in a large saucepan, add cold water to cover by an inch and season generously with salt. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer until potatoes are fork tender, about 10-12 minutes depending on their size. Drain and halve the potatoes if large and set aside while you prepare the broth. Add the finely chopped garlic along with the tablespoon of olive oil over low heat to a large skillet and cook for 4-5 minutes until the garlic starts to sizzle and becomes fragrant. Roughly chop the chard and add to the pan along with ½ cup of the stock. Cook for 2-3 minutes or just until the chard starts to wilt. Add the chard to the bowl of a food processor or blender and pulse until the chard is finely chopped. Add the potatoes and chard mixture back to the skillet along with the remaining ½ cup of stock and the lemon juice. Cook over medium heat until the potatoes are heated through. Taste and season with salt and pepper.

Cast Iron Potatoes

Cast Iron Potatoes

Cast Iron Potatoes

 

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 large baking potatoes

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

2 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese

Salt, to taste

Pepper, to taste

 

Preheat oven to 375°F. Brush bottom and sides of a baking dish or cast iron skillet with olive oil. Using a mandolin or a sharp knife, slice potatoes crosswise into desired thickness. Arrange potato slices vertically and loosely in prepared dish or skillet. Sprinkle garlic and Italian seasoning on top of potatoes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Dot potatoes with butter. Cover skillet or dish with foil and bake for about 1 hour or until potatoes are tender. Remove foil, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and bake for another 15 to 20 minutes or until crisp.

Instant Pot Scalloped Potatoes

Instant Pot Scalloped Potatoes

Instant Pot Scalloped Potatoes

 

1 yellow onion, minced

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 tsp. olive oil

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 1/2 C. 2% milk

8 Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into Vs-inch-thick slices

¾ C. grated sharp cheddar cheese

3 T. panko bread crumbs

 

Set the Instant Pot to “sauté, medium heat.” Add the onion, garlic, olive oil, and a pinch each of salt and pepper and sauté for 5 minutes, until the onion starts to soften. Add the milk and set the rack and steamer basket in the pot. Place the potatoes in the steamer basket. Cover and cook on high pressure for 5 minutes. Preheat the broiler. Quick-release the pressure. Carefully lift the steamer basket (use oven mitts) out of the pot. Spread the potatoes in a 9 x 13-inch baking dish. Hit “cancel.” Remove the rack from the pot and add 1/2 C. of the cheese to the milk. Stir together until the cheese melts, then pour the cheese sauce over the potatoes. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 C. cheese and the panko over the top of the potatoes. Broil for 5 minutes and serve.

Leek & Potato Gratin with Smoked Salmon and Brie

Leek & Potato Gratin with Smoked Salmon and Brie

3327-1Canola oil cooking spray
1 1/2 cup 2% milk
1/4 cup All-Purpose Flour
3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 1/2 pounds medium Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into (1/4-inch) thick slices
2 medium leeks, trimmed and thinly sliced
1 (4 ounce) package Smoked Salmon
1 (4.4 ounce) wheel Brie, cut into small cubes

Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with oil. In a bowl, whisk together milk, flour, salt and pepper. Layer half of the potatoes in the dish, top with half of the leeks and dot with half of the Brie. Pour over half of the milk mixture and arrange salmon slices over the top. Repeat with remaining potatoes, leeks, Brie and milk mixture. Cover with foil (sprayed with oil) and bake for 45 minutes. Uncover and continue baking until liquid is absorbed and potatoes are golden, about 20 minutes more. Let sit for 10 minutes before serving.

Easy Mashed Potatoes

Easy Mashed Potatoes

Easy Mashed Potatoes

 

2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and sliced ½ inch thick

¾ tsp. table salt, plus salt for cooking potatoes

¾ cup half-and-half

6 T. unsalted butter

½ tsp. pepper

 

Place potatoes and 1 T. salt in large saucepan, add water to cover by 1 inch, and bring to boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until potatoes are tender and paring knife can be easily slipped in and out of potatoes, 18 to 22 minutes.  Meanwhile, combine half-and-half and butter in 2-cup liquid measuring cup and microwave, covered, until butter is melted and mixture is warm to touch, about 2 minutes. Drain potatoes and return them to saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring, until potatoes are thoroughly dried, about 30 seconds. Remove from heat and, using potato masher, mash potatoes until smooth and no lumps remain. Stir in half-and-half mixture, ¾ tsp. salt, and pepper until fully incorporated. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve.

Peruvian Causa with Potato, Crabmeat and Avocado

Peruvian Causa with Potato, Crabmeat and Avocado

3/4 pound new potatoes, scrubbed
1 1/2 teaspoon Creole mustard
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons Spanish sherry vinegar
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons Tabasco sauce
1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, minced
1 cup corn kernels, blanched in boiling water for 1 minute
1/2 cup inner celery ribs, rinsed and finely chopped
1 cup crabmeat
1 Hass avocado
1/4 cup olives, Niçoise or arbequina, pitted and chopped
1 tomato, skinned, seeded and chopped
Kosher salt, to taste
Cracked black pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons fresh chives, minced

Place the potatoes in a pot and cover with water. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook until potatoes are tender when pierced with a knife, about 30 minutes. Drain and chill. Whisk the mustard, lemon juice, vinegar, oil, Tabasco sauce and thyme together in a bowl. Peel the potatoes and dice into 1/4-inch cubes. Combine diced potatoes, corn, celery and crabmeat. Toss with dressing. Gently fold in avocado, olives and tomato. Season with salt and pepper. Top with the chopped chives.

Indian Spiced Potatoes

Indian Spiced Potatoes

Notes: Start preparing these sweet-hot garlicky potatoes from expert Indian cook Hema Alur-Kundargi (through step 2) about 2 hours ahead so they can marinate in the sauce. Scoop the potatoes into the chapatis or whole-wheat tortillas to eat like burritos; for appetizer portions, cut the bread into wedges and use them to scoop up the potatoes.

 

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1/4 cup minced garlic

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 cup ketchup

1 tablespoon pav-bhaji masala, purchased or homemade (recipe below)

Salt

Indian red chili powder or cayenne

Chopped fresh cilantro

8 chapatis or whole-wheat tortillas (7 in.)

 

  1. Peel potatoes and cut into 3/4-inch chunks. In a 3- to 4-quart pan over high heat, bring 1 quart water and the potatoes to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer until potatoes are almost tender when pierced, 7 to 10 minutes. Drain and return to pan.

 

  1. Meanwhile, in a 6- to 8-inch frying pan over medium heat, stir garlic in oil until it begins to turn golden, about 2 minutes. Add ketchup, pav-bhaji masala, and salt and chili powder to taste. Add the seasoned ketchup to potatoes and mix to coat. Cover and let stand about 1 1/2 hours.

 

  1. Pour potatoes into a 10- by 15-inch nonstick baking pan. Bake in a 375° regular or convection oven, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are tender when pierced, 10 to 15 minutes. Scrape into a bowl and sprinkle with cilantro. Serve with chapatis.

 

Pav-bhaji masala: In a small bowl, mix 1 teaspoon ground coriander, 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin, 1/2 teaspoon cayenne, and 1/4 teaspoon each ground cardamom and ground pepper.

 

Microwave Potato Chips

Microwave Potato Chips

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1 1/3 pounds Yukon Gold or red potatoes, unpeeled, scrubbed

2 teaspoons or so of extra-virgin olive oil

1/2 teaspoon salt

Cooking spray

Slice potatoes into 1/8-inch rounds for thicker potato chips. For thinner ones, use a mandolin to cut very thin slices. Toss slices in a medium bowl with oil and salt to coat evenly.  Coat a large microwave-proof plate with cooking spray. Arrange some potato slices in a single layer on the plate. Microwave, uncovered, on High until some slices start to brown, 2 to 3 minutes (depending upon potato thickness and microwave power). Turn slices over (they will be hot, so take care with your fingers) and continue microwaving until they start to crisp and brown around the edges, about 35 seconds for very thin potato slices to 2 to 4 minutes for thicker slices. Check frequently and rearrange slices as needed to prevent scorching. Transfer chips to another plate and allow to cool completely. (They will crisp up more as they cool.) Repeat process with remaining slices.

Storage: Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

(makes 4 servings, 12-14 chips each)

Per serving: 141 calories; 2 g fat (0 g saturated; 2 g monosaturated); 0 mg cholesterol; 26 g carbohydrate; 3 g protein; 2 g fiber; 291 mg sodium; 807 mg potassium. Nutrition bonus: Potassium (27 percent daily value)

Cheesy Bacon Oven Chips

Cheesy Bacon Oven Chips

cheesy1 large, uniformly-shaped russet potato, scrubbed well and sliced into 1/8″ rounds*

Cooking spray

3/4 C. shredded colby jack or cheddar cheese

Salt & pepper to taste

2 T. crumbled bacon (about 2 slices) – I used real bacon bits

Chopped parsley or chives, for garnish (optional)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Bring sliced potatoes to a boil in cold, salted water to cover for 5 minutes.  Carefully drain, and transfer slices to a paper-towel lined countertop or cutting board.  Pat to dry. Grease a baking sheet with cooking spray, and lay out potato slices so they are overlapping on it.  Spray lightly with additional cooking spray, then sprinkle with salt & pepper to taste.  Sprinkle evenly with shredded cheese & bacon.  Bake 12-14 minutes in preheated oven until cheese is melted & bubbly.  Serve with chipotle ranch sauce (recipe below).  Serves 2. *You can use 2 medium-sized potatoes rather than 1 large.  Also, I like to leave the skin on but you can peel the potatoes if you prefer. Chipotle Ranch Dipping Sauce

1 T. ranch dressing

3 T. sour cream

1/4 t. chipotle chili powder

1/8 t. cayenne (adjust more or less depending on how spicy you want).

1/8 t. salt

1/8 t. garlic powder

Place all ingredients in a small bowl, and stir to combine.  Refrigerate any leftovers.

Red Flannel Hash

Red Flannel Hash

1 medium red beet

4 medium red potatoes

3 T. duck fat or oil

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 T. minced garlic

1 Vidalia or other sweet onion, diced

1 T. chopped chives

 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Using paring knife, peel beet under cold, running water, cut into medium dice (to yield 1 C.), and place in cold-water bath as you go; this will help keep your clothes from getting stained. Peel and dice potatoes (to yield 3 C.) and put in a second cold-water bath after cutting; this will keep them from oxidizing and turning brown. Drain diced beet and coat with 1 T. duck fat. Spread beet pieces out on baking sheet and season with salt and pepper. Roast for 8 minutes, or until slightly tender. Drain potatoes and put them in pot of boiling water. When water returns to a boil, drain potatoes and plunge them into ice-water bath to stop cooking. Drain, rinse, and spin in a salad spinner. Heat cast-iron pan over medium heat for 3 minutes. Add remaining duck fat and toss in garlic. Cook garlic for about 45 seconds, just to flavor oil. Add onion and cook for another 45 seconds. Add potatoes and beets and cook until crisp with minimal amount of stirring. Be sure not to overcrowd the pan or you’ll never get that crispness you’re after—work in batches if you must. Season with salt and pepper, add chives, and stir to distribute.

 

 

Melt in Your Mouth Oven Roasted Potatoes

Melt in Your Mouth Oven Roasted Potatoes

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1 T. olive oil

1/2 lb. hickory smoked, thick sliced bacon

3 1/2 lb. Yukon Gold Potatoes

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano, freshly grated

Coarse salt

Fresh ground pepper

Fresh parsley

 

Scrub potatoes and place in a large pot. Fill pot with water until potatoes are covered by 2-3 inches of water. Bring water to a boil and cook for 12-15 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender. My potatoes were fairly large, so this took close to 15 minutes. Meanwhile, partially freeze bacon for easier cutting. (Ten minutes in the freezer works well.) Slice bacon strips in half, then cut into 1/2-inch pieces. I like to cut my bacon prior to cooking. It’s easier to work with in the skillet and easy to drain with slotted spoon. Cook bacon in a skillet until golden, but still flexible. You don’t want it crunchy. Remove cooked bacon onto a plate lined with paper towels. Reserve the bacon drippings. Check potatoes and if fork tender, drain and allow to cool. If making this recipe again, I would peel the potatoes before I boiled them or try leaving the skins on all-together. Yukon Golds have a relatively thin skin, so I think this would have added a nice look and texture to the potatoes. While potatoes are cooling, preheat the oven to 425° and mince the garlic and parsley. Also, grate the Parmigiano-Reggiano. Next, prepare the baking sheet by brushing 1 tablespoon of olive oil and half the bacon drippings on the bottom of the pan. I used a fairly large cookie sheet for this and it worked well. Once the potatoes are cool, peel and cut in half, or quarter if potatoes are large. Place cut side down on prepared pan and sprinkle with coarse salt and fresh ground pepper. Place in 425° oven for 35-40 minutes. Rotate potatoes halfway through the baking time to ensure an even color. I did not do this and some of mine were more golden than others. Reduce temperature to 375°, turn potatoes over and sprinkle with the bacon, garlic, and Parmigiano-Reggiano. Add more salt and pepper if desired. Return to oven for an additional 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are evenly browned and cheese is melted. Remove from oven and sprinkle with fresh parsley. Makes 4-6 servings, depending on serving size. Serve immediately!

Perfect Technique Baked Oven Fries

Perfect Technique Baked Oven Fries

3 russet potatoes (about 24 oz. total), peeled and cut lengthwise into even sized wedges
5 T. vegetable, canola or peanut oil, divided
¾ tsp. kosher salt, plus more to taste
¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste

fries

 

Preheat the oven to 475˚ F. Place the potato wedges in a large mixing bowl. Cover with hot water; soak for 10-30 minutes. Put 4 tablespoons of the oil onto a heavy, rimmed baking sheet. Tilt the sheet side to side to evenly coat the pan with oil (a pastry brush can also help with this). Sprinkle the pan evenly with the salt and pepper. Set aside. Drain the potatoes. Spread the wedges out on layers of paper towels or on clean kitchen towels. Pat dry with additional towels. Wipe out the now empty bowl so it is dry. Return the potatoes to the bowl and toss with the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil. Arrange the potato wedges on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer. Cover tightly with foil and bake for 5 minutes. Remove the foil and continue to bake until the bottoms of the potatoes are spotty golden brown, 15-20 minutes, rotating the baking sheet after 10 minutes. Using a metal spatula and tongs, flip each potato wedge keeping them in a single layer. Continue baking until the fries are golden and crisp, 5 -15 minutes. Rotate the pan as needed to ensure even browning. When the fries are finished baking, transfer to a paper-towel lined plate to drain some of the grease. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm.

Garlicky Roasted New Potatoes with Balsamic Vinegar

Garlicky Roasted New Potatoes with Balsamic Vinegar

potatoes1/2 C. extra virgin Olive Oil

4 cloves Garlic, crushed

3 3″ sprigs fresh Rosemary

9 medium red skinned New Potatoes (2 1/2 lb.), cut into 1″ chunks

1 tsp. Salt

1/4 tsp. Pepper

2 T. Balsamic Vinegar

In a small saucepan over low heat, cook the oil and garlic until the garlic begins to color.  Do not brown the garlic.  Remove from heat and add the rosemary.  Cover and let steep 30 minutes.  Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Strain the oil into a roasting pan large enough to hold the potatoes in one layer.  Add the potatoes, salt and pepper and toss well to coat the potatoes completely.  Bake in the top one-third of the oven, scraping up and turning the potatoes occasionally with a metal spatula, until the potatoes  are crispy and tender, approximately 50 minutes.  Sprinkle with the vinegar and toss; bake 5 minutes longer.  Serve immediately.

 

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