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Old 01-28-2010, 12:50 PM   #11
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I don't know how many pounds but the little red potatoes here are sold in small bags like baby carrots sized bags. I usually use 2 of those bags. The salt dissolves into the water and you pour most of the water out. I was hesitant to try it the first time I read about it in the paper but the person who wrote the article has had other good advice that I trusted so I went ahead. Now that is about the only way I boil red potatoes. Occasionally I'll roast them with oil and spices but more often I boil them this way.
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Old 01-28-2010, 03:16 PM   #12
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I don't know how many pounds but the little red potatoes here are sold in small bags like baby carrots sized bags. I usually use 2 of those bags. The salt dissolves into the water and you pour most of the water out. I was hesitant to try it the first time I read about it in the paper but the person who wrote the article has had other good advice that I trusted so I went ahead. Now that is about the only way I boil red potatoes. Occasionally I'll roast them with oil and spices but more often I boil them this way.
we have the little bags of small red potatoes here also. they are about 2 lbs a bag.
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Old 01-28-2010, 06:10 PM   #13
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Lately I have been using the toaster oven to "bake" the potatoes...Then I butter, or evoo them, salt and pepper and yummy!!!!
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Old 01-28-2010, 11:10 PM   #14
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Crash Potatoes. I got it from Pioneer Woman. I won't quote it exactly so no Copywrite issues.

Boil or steam small red potatoes until soft. Take a jelly roll pan and grease the bottom (spray works but I use olive oil). Then roll the drained potatoes onto the sheet. Take your potato masher or a heavy water glass and smash the potatoes until about 1/2 inch thick (put away that ruler you freak, its an "about") Just mash it once as it needs to be in larger chunks for texture. Then sprinkle the tops of the potatoes with olive oil (no, the spray won't work here ). Now sprinkle the drizzled potatoes with any spice you wish. I tend to stay away from the ones the easily scorch as the next step is to put the pan in a 425 degree oven for about 20-30 min. The sharp edges of the crashed potatoes get crispy and the spice just accents the soft and crispy texture. Can you tell I like these potatoes?
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Old 01-29-2010, 12:33 PM   #15
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I can't remember where, but I saw jabbur's technique on TV once and thought it was sheer genius. Don't rinse the potatoes. The heavily salted water won't penetrate the skin to excess (don't cut the potatoes); the water's purpose (besides cooking) is just to wet it. When the potatoes dry, the evaporated water leaves a micro-thin dusting of salt crystals.

I also like to steam the little spuds; it doesn't take long and the skins do not separate/disintegrate.
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Old 01-29-2010, 02:34 PM   #16
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Big Daddy, they sound quite yummy!!!!
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Old 01-29-2010, 02:49 PM   #17
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Big Daddy, they sound quite yummy!!!!
I could eat a dozen right now.
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Old 01-29-2010, 03:21 PM   #18
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Another suggestion - roast in foil. Packet cooking.
Lay out a large sheet of foil and add whole small red potatoes and seasoning to the center. Add a little oil or butter. Then fold the foil up like an envelope and crimp at the edges, completely sealing. This will leave some airspace around the taters. Now you can bake in the oven or even roast this on the grill. The potatoes will "steam" in their own moisture and flavors will be intensified.

To serve just cut the foil and plate. This is a great do ahead to save last minute work.
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Old 01-29-2010, 09:45 PM   #19
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Another suggestion - roast in foil. Packet cooking.
Lay out a large sheet of foil and add whole small red potatoes and seasoning to the center. Add a little oil or butter. Then fold the foil up like an envelope and crimp at the edges, completely sealing. This will leave some airspace around the taters. Now you can bake in the oven or even roast this on the grill. The potatoes will "steam" in their own moisture and flavors will be intensified.

To serve just cut the foil and plate. This is a great do ahead to save last minute work.
this sounds like a really great method. having guests for dinner in feb. will try it then. could you send me oven temp and baking time, before feb 11. i would be very pleased .
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