Wednesday, 6 July 2011

KWW: Potatoes

Yes I know potatoes are part of the nightshade family, but I don't seem to have the reaction to them that I do to tomatoes. I love to eat potatoes, especially fresh roasted red potatoes. I'm known for my potatoes recipes in our family, I bring this to a lot of different dinners and parties and they always go fast. I'm going to share three recipes with you, each on a better variation on the main theme of potatoes.

Roasted Potato Medley
This recipe is from my "Great American Recipes' book. This recipe serves 6.
Nutrional info: 401 calories per servings, fat 14.4g sat. fat 2g, carbs 64.6g
Ingredients:
2 sweet potatoes
4 Yukon Gold potatoes
8 new potatoes
1/4 cup plus 2 tsp olive oil
1 tsp dried tarragon
1/8 tsp salt (or just to taste)
1/8 tsp black pepper

Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 425F. Peel and cube the sweet & Yukon Gold potatoes. Scrub and cube the other potatoes (skin on)
  2. Cook potatoes for 3 mins, and drain thoroughly
  3. Spread the potatoes in a single layer on a large nonstick baking sheet
  4. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with season
  5. Roast until brown and crisp about 25 mins. Serve Hot!!
Hint: the fresher the tarragon the better the potaoes will taste.

Additional Ideas:
For extra flavor, cook 4 whole leeks in water for 7-10 mins until just tender. Drain and add in to the mix at step 3.

Serving idea:
Serve with roasted chicken or pork. You can serve with your choice of salad.

Rosemary Potatoes & Veggies
as the title suggest this is the most basic potatoes recipe with my own twist.
Ingredients;
8 Red potatoes cubed with skin on
1/4 cup olive oil
2 fresh rosemary sprigs
thyme
black pepper & salt
Veggies: carrots, celery, mushrooms (button or stuffing), califlower, sweet peppers if you like them
Mrs Dash
thyme

Directions:
The veggies will cook faster than the potatoes unless you precook the potatoes. Quick soak them in some salt water then cook until almost soft about 10-15 mins.

  1. After they have cooked and been drained, add to baking dish
  2. drizzle with olive oil, and add chopped up veggies
  3. properly coat everything in olive oil and seasoning then throw in the rosemary sprigs 
  4. Bake at 375F for 15-20 
  5. serve Hot!!
Sweet Potato Fries
Ingredients:
3 good sized sweet potatoes
salt and pepper
olive oil
cayenne pepper
chili pepper

Directions
  1. Cut up the potato into long strips after peeling it
  2. In a baking dish, toss with salt, pepper, chili, cayenne pepper and olive oil
  3. Bake in the oven at 375F for 20-25 mins or until crisp 
  4. Serve hot!!
Hint: this is great with baked chicken or the no fry chicken recipe 

Enjoy these side dishes and the many variations that can be potatoes!!!
Be Blessed

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