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Old 02-22-2007, 06:18 PM   #1
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The humble potato

I absolutely love potatoes. What are your favorite ways to have potatoes?

And what's your fav. type?

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Old 02-22-2007, 06:42 PM   #2
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There are so many ways I love potatoes, I'm not sure I can say which way is my favorite. I love mashed, baked, fried, hash browns, scalloped, roasted, au gratin with ham, and in stews. I can't think of any way I wouldn't want to eat a potato.
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Old 02-22-2007, 06:53 PM   #3
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I've seen very few potatoes I didn't like. I love them mashed, baked, twice baked, fried, boiled, braised, roasted, grilled, au gratin, scalloped...I love them in soups, stews and salads...I love big ones and little ones, red boilers, russets, Idaho bakers, Yukon Gold, and a red-skinned one with yellow flesh that was sweet as honey. I've never tried the blue ones.

I don't think I can pick just one!
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Old 02-22-2007, 06:59 PM   #4
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All that has been mentioned, depends on the meal ! Lol my Taters !
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Old 02-22-2007, 07:15 PM   #5
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I DON'T like potatoes in soups, stews or pot roasts. Other than that, bring 'em.
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Old 02-22-2007, 07:17 PM   #6
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Fried in duck fat. Yup, my favourite.
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Old 02-22-2007, 07:22 PM   #7
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Potatoes are my favorite food. One way I really like them is scalloped with cheese. I make them in a greased casserole, I just put in a layer of thin sliced raw potatoes and layer of diced onions, a layer of cubed ham, a layer of shredded cheese, on this I pour on a little white sauce. Then I repeat the layers and pour on the rest of the white sauce. On top of this I put a tablespoon of butter. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. I cover the dish for the first 45 minutes, then uncover and bake 1 hour and 30 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
The white sauce is just:
3 tbs. butter
3 tbs. flour
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 1/2 cups milk
Melt the butter over med. heat, in a saucepan. Stir in flour , salt and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, until smooth and bubbly, remove from heat. Stir in milk. Heat to boiling, stir constantly, boil 1 minute.
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Thank You so much for the recipe, JoAnn L. !! Sounds Yummy
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Old 02-22-2007, 08:05 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by JoAnn L.
Potatoes are my favorite food. One way I really like them is scalloped with cheese. I make them in a greased casserole, I just put in a layer of thin sliced raw potatoes and layer of diced onions, a layer of cubed ham, a layer of shredded cheese, on this I pour on a little white sauce. Then I repeat the layers and pour on the rest of the white sauce. On top of this I put a tablespoon of butter. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. I cover the dish for the first 45 minutes, then uncover and bake 1 hour and 30 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
The white sauce is just:
3 tbs. butter
3 tbs. flour
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 1/2 cups milk
Melt the butter over med. heat, in a saucepan. Stir in flour , salt and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, until smooth and bubbly, remove from heat. Stir in milk. Heat to boiling, stir constantly, boil 1 minute.
that sounds fantastic, A meal in itself.
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Old 02-22-2007, 08:37 PM   #10
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Potatoes are perfect, no matter how they're served!

Monday was a cold rainy day, so I made a big pot of turkey soup with carrots, parsnips, green onions, and white potatoes, red rose potatoes and purple potatoes (with purple flesh). I like to make colorful meals


I love to make a lot of baked potatoes for dinner and everyone chooses what goes on top (I put out a lot of dishes like a salad bar) like:

green onions
sauteed white onions
bacon
grilled diced chicken
cheese
salsa
chiles
ground beef w/taco seasoning
diced tomatoes
garlic butter
sour cream
.....and the list goes on and on!
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