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Old 08-03-2014, 12:05 PM   #1
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The rain kind of changed our plans so I made my coffee, and vegetated in bed watching TV and looking up some recipes on the laptop. Brunch was in my immediate future. I had one sm.-med. red potato left. First I was thinking home fries (lots of variations for those), then decided on a potato pancake. I got my guidance from Giada De Laurentiis on the Food Network site. I say "guidance" because I'm making it for one, so I've gotten used to winging it with recipes.

I shredded the potato and squeezed out the moisture using a cheesecloth and put that in a small bowl. In a small fry pan I sautéed a small amount of chopped onion in a little olive oil and added 1 clove of crushed garlic to that. I added that to the potato along with a handful of grated parmesan cheese, salt & pepper, and chopped fresh basil. And, I had a small amount of grated cheddar and crumbled bacon I had used for a cauliflower crust grilled cheese, so I mixed that in too. No egg or flour in this recipe. I added a little more olive oil to the pan and then added and pressed down the potato mixture in the heated pan. After peeking at the bottom for doneness, I gently flipped it over. To my amazement, it flipped over perfectly. I slid it onto the plate when done and put it back in the low oven with my turkey bacon to keep warm while I fried an egg. Then plopped that egg right on top!

Not only pretty... but delicious!



Would love to seem some more potato recipes (potato skins, home fries, potato cakes, etc.)

A little hint that saved a step when making home fries. I cut the potatoes up super little... added seasonings and grated onion... didn't have to par cook the potatoes.

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Old 08-03-2014, 09:54 PM   #2
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Not exactly a recipe, but I found this in the freezer case at Trader Joe's today and thought that it might be an easy choice for a busy day
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Old 08-03-2014, 11:00 PM   #3
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Not exactly a recipe, but I found this in the freezer case at Trader Joe's today and thought that it might be an easy choice for a busy day
I'm not a big TJs frozen food fan...

But my friend made burgers and this as a Sid a few days ago e and it was pretty good!
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Old 08-04-2014, 06:25 AM   #4
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I have found a preferable method for making potato rosti to that of grating it raw and squeezing out the liquid.

Although I have seen recipes that suggest parboiling the potatoes (which is also pretty good), I tend to partly bake my potatoes. For instance, if I am using the oven for a main meal, I might pop in a potato for partial cooking (for the next day's rosti). Temperature and timing need not be too specific but a medium oven for about 10 - 15 mins suffices.

I find the rosti then cooks out better and gives more crispness (sometimes some sweetness, depending on how long the potato has been in the oven for).
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One of our simple favorites is new potatoes, quartered, rubbed with olive oil, shaken up inside a bag full of Lipton's onion soup mix, and baked in the oven at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes. It always comes out just right, full of salty/oniony flavor.
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Old 08-04-2014, 01:05 PM   #6
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I sometimes bake a potato in the microwave until cooked through. I cut the spud in half, across the middle. Using hot pads to hold the hot spud half, I start stabbing into the potato flesh with a fork, then add a pat of butter, a little salt, and some black pepper. I continue stabbing with a fork until the potato flesh is well combined with the other stuff. A splash of milk then turns the potato into mashed potato in the skin. It's yummy and easy. People look at you funny in the work cafeteria when you do it there. Some are impressed. Some think I'm a crazy person, or at least odd. I don't care. I'm not doing it for them, but for me.

Use an apple core removal tool to make a tunnel the length of a potato. Fill the tunnel with something tasty. Cut the plug in half and insert in both ends. Bake until done through. Looks and tastes great.

Dice corned beef. Dice potatoes. Season with black pepper and fry together until the spuds are lightly browned. Does anybody not like corned beef hash?

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Old 08-04-2014, 01:28 PM   #7
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Not exactly a recipe, but I found this in the freezer case at Trader Joe's today and thought that it might be an easy choice for a busy day
I'm a big fan of anything Trader Joe's. Unfortunately, I don't eat mushrooms. That really looks good though. No young kids with crazy schedules, so really no need for prepared foods. And I try to watch sodium content too. I admit to using them when the kids were young though. Great choice for busy schedules though, and you really can't go wrong to TJ's.
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One of our simple favorites is new potatoes, quartered, rubbed with olive oil, shaken up inside a bag full of Lipton's onion soup mix, and baked in the oven at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes. It always comes out just right, full of salty/oniony flavor.
Sounds really good... seriously. But I don't use onion soup mixes... way too high in sodium. But definitely some good flavors there for potatoes.
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Twice Baked Potato Casserole
Serves 12

5 lbs. Potatoes, peeled and quartered
½ stick (4 Tbsp.) Butter
1 ½ C. (60 oz.) Cheddar Cheese, shredded
1 C. Sour Cream
2 Eggs, beaten
¼ C. Milk
1 C. Green Onions, chopped
4 strips of Bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
2 ½ tsp. Salt
½ tsp. Black Pepper

Preheat the oven to 350⁰
Lightly butter a 3qt. baking dish
Cook the Potatoes in a large pot of boiling salted water, until tender
Drain and return to the hot pot, along with the Butter; mash to your desired consistency
Stir in the Milk, Sour Cream, Eggs and 1 ¼ cup of the Cheddar Cheese until well incorporated
Fold in ¾ cup of the Green Onions, half of the bacon and the S&P
Pour into your baking dish; bake uncovered for 40 minutes
Just as you remove from the oven, top with the remaining ingredients



Exploded Potatoes
Serves 8-10

8 Baking Potatoes
8 strips Bacon, cooked crisp & crumbled
1 ½ C. Cheddar Cheese, shredded
½ C. Mayonnaise
½ C. Ranch Dressing
1 C. Green Onions, chopped

Preheat the oven to 350⁰
Bake the Potatoes until done, about 1 – 1½ hours
Lightly butter a large casserole
In a large bowl mash the potatoes, skin on
Add in Bacon, Cheese, Mayo and Ranch Dressing; combine well
Spread into the casserole; bake for 45 minutes
Top with the Green Onions and serve



(SSSHHHH!! Don't tell my darling husband what's in these dishes... he CLAIMS to dislike Sour Cream, Mayo and Ranch Dressing )
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Sounds really good... seriously. But I don't use onion soup mixes... way too high in sodium. But definitely some good flavors there for potatoes.
You can do a search for copycat Lipton Onion Soup Mix and get some ideas for making your own. You can leave out the beef bouillon if you want, since that's where most of the salt is, and use paprika, garlic powder, dried thyme, etc. Whatever you like.

I love to make twice-baked potatoes. Make baked potatoes, cut them in half and scoop out the insides into a bowl. Make mashed potatoes and add in stuff like grated cheddar cheese, fresh chopped parsley, bacon bits, dried onion flakes, etc. Top with a little more cheese and bake at 350°F for about 20 minutes till hot and cheese is melted.

I also love to make these Greek-style lemon-garlic potatoes from Cooks Illustrated: http://dishingwithdish.blogspot.com/...-potatoes.html
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Potato Recipes The rain kind of changed our plans so I made my coffee, and vegetated in bed watching TV and looking up some recipes on the laptop. Brunch was in my immediate future. I had one sm.-med. red potato left. First I was thinking home fries (lots of variations for those), then decided on a potato pancake. I got my guidance from Giada De Laurentiis on the Food Network site. I say "guidance" because I'm making it for one, so I've gotten used to winging it with recipes. I shredded the potato and squeezed out the moisture using a cheesecloth and put that in a small bowl. In a small fry pan I sautéed a small amount of chopped onion in a little olive oil and added 1 clove of crushed garlic to that. I added that to the potato along with a handful of grated parmesan cheese, salt & pepper, and chopped fresh basil. And, I had a small amount of grated cheddar and crumbled bacon I had used for a cauliflower crust grilled cheese, so I mixed that in too. No egg or flour in this recipe. I added a little more olive oil to the pan and then added and pressed down the potato mixture in the heated pan. After peeking at the bottom for doneness, I gently flipped it over. To my amazement, it flipped over perfectly. I slid it onto the plate when done and put it back in the low oven with my turkey bacon to keep warm while I fried an egg. Then plopped that egg right on top! Not only pretty... but delicious! [URL=http://s1370.photobucket.com/user/janetmillr/media/Potatopancake_zps233434ba.jpg.html][IMG]http://i1370.photobucket.com/albums/ag265/janetmillr/Potatopancake_zps233434ba.jpg[/IMG][/URL] Would love to seem some more potato recipes (potato skins, home fries, potato cakes, etc.) A little hint that saved a step when making home fries. I cut the potatoes up super little... added seasonings and grated onion... didn't have to par cook the potatoes. 4 stars 1 reviews
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