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Old 04-30-2007, 11:04 PM   #11
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This is going to sound crazy but it sooo easy and they taste great. I usually use the baby reds that are really small but you can quarter them also. Clean the potatoes, cover with water, add 1 CUP salt and boil til tender. Drain and serve. The salt crystalizes on the skin and they look pretty as well as taste great. you can add butter,sour cream, pepper etc. after they are served.
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Old 05-01-2007, 06:04 AM   #12
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I cook them like Constance does. They are sooo good.
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Old 05-01-2007, 06:34 AM   #13
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I saw Michael Chiarella (sp) rub olive oil on them and put them on a bed of kosher salt and bake them. Also, the roasted red potatoes are good with a slice off the top and sour cream and chives as a topper. I can't think of a way to cook potatoes that wouldn't be even better with new red potatoes. When I was a girl, my mom would boil a big pot of them and we would eat them with fresh butter. Those potatoes came from her garden and were about the size of a large marble. I can still taste them in my mind.
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Old 05-01-2007, 07:08 AM   #14
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Thanks so much for throwing some ideas out there. There are so many to choose from. I have also made potatoe salad with red potatoes. Thanks again!!
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Old 05-01-2007, 07:16 AM   #15
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Some people prefer the red potatoes for potato salad because they are waxy, they hold there shape after being boiled. Russet/baking potatoes are sometimes preferred for mashed because they are mealy, they break up easily when mashed. I like the flavor of russets in potato salad so must be careful when stirring in other ingredients so the russets do not fall apart.
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Old 05-01-2007, 07:39 AM   #16
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I'm making the potatoe dish tonight - for 2 people. I decided to go with Uncle Bobs suggestion.

A long time ago, I was advised to cut them in 1/2, boil them and than white part side down....put in frying pan with butter and garlic. I have done that before too. I forgot I did that.
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Old 05-01-2007, 06:25 PM   #17
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Uncle Bobs potatoes came out very very good. It went great with the chili chicken and spiced carrots. I even made jifffy brand corn bread. It certainly is a different twist to mashed potoes. the only problem: My DH....he won't try ANY kind of potatoes without putting at least 2 tablespoons of mayo on top. Dumb I know......but that is what he does and he won't change. I even said...you should try it first before you do that and he still did it.
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Old 05-01-2007, 07:11 PM   #18
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Miss legend..

Glad you enjoyed the potatos. With a few minor adjustments that we discussed everyone in your family will enjoy them. Next time tell DH "we just ran out of mayo sweetheart"

Enjoy!
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Old 05-01-2007, 07:37 PM   #19
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I like to make German potato salad with reds.
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Old 05-02-2007, 12:10 PM   #20
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Half or quarter them, depending on size. Cut up the same amount of sweet potaotes to the same size. Get youself one of these if you don't already have one and cut up the same amount of apples.

Mix thepotaotes, sweet potatoes and apple wedges all together, place them in a baking pan or dish, sprinkle with a SMALL amount of brown sugar and cinnamon, and bake in the oven until fork tender.
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