Showing posts with label Potatoes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Potatoes. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Potato Gnocchi

I have never made gnocchi before.  Ever so often, I will get a whim to make something new.  Actually, it happens quite often.  I'll get a light bulb moment and I just have to make that special something.  This, was one of those moments.  Certainly, they can 't be that hard, can they? The making part of the recipe was not that difficult.  When it came to the pattern, you know, the little lines, it was a bit hard.  I used a fork to go around the little pieces and that did not work well for me.  I then made little balls and indented with a wooden spoon handle.  Those shapes were easy enough to make.  The end result was the same ... light potato and cheese pillows topped with a simple tomato sauce.  Perfect! 


Friday, May 24, 2013

Scalloped Mashed Potatoes

I was wondering...why we cook potatoes to mash,  pour off the potato water (Mama always saved it for Daddy to drink),  then add milk to the potatoes........

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Potato Crusted Broccoli Cheese Quiche

We love to eat quiche.  Well, hubby and I love to eat quiche.  The potato crust really makes this a great one for us.   We had this last night and again this morning for brunch.  Add leftover meat, use other veggies, your favorite cheeses..to make this your own.

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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Cheesy Alfredo Bacon Ranch Potatoes and Onions

Alfredo, cheese, ranch and bacon on buttery potatoes and onions.  Loving every bite!

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Potatoes and Ham Soup

This brings back memories of my precious Mama cooking newly dug potatoes from the garden.  I would have to wash the dirt off and place them on dry grass to dry, turning them over to ensure even drying.  There is nothing better than fresh potatoes that have simmered on the stove, either with a cream sauce..Potatoes and Cream Sauce, or with a hunk of leftover ham.  Mama always put a lot of pepper in her potatoes and would sometimes but garden peas in with the cream sauce.   I started out not making this to write down and just added a little here and more there.  Adjust the recipe to suit.  Do you have a potato memory?  ~smile~



Monday, January 21, 2013

Smashed Potatoes

Oh, these are so good!  You really don't need a recipe.  Boil, Smash, Bake, Eat!  Use your favorite toppings and there ya go!  Enjoy!




Sunday, August 19, 2012

Fried Potatoes, Green Peppers and Onions


 It's National Potato Day Y'all!


We love potatoes!  Actually my boys like more of the french fry version but hubby and I love just about any way you can fix them.  This is a favorite.  I can see my sweet Mama cooking this many, many years ago.  ~smile~   
What's your favorite potato dish?  I continue to fix them different ways with hopes of them finally liking them as we do.  

I just love the smell of onions and green peppers cooking away!  Throw in some potatoes slices and I can make a meal of this dish.  My precious Mama would brown hamburger meat first then add the potatoes, onions and peppers.  Sometimes I add mushrooms, also.  
Grounded beef or turkey can also be added.
Served with a hunk of bread and this is comfort food to me.  


Fried Potatoes, Green Peppers and Onions

4 to 6 medium potatoes, however many you need
1 small to medium onion
1 small green pepper
sea salt, to taste

freshly ground pepper, to taste

coarse ground garlic with parsley, to taste



Cut potatoes into slices, place in bowl and covered with water with a teaspoon of salt.  Refrigerate. Keeps them fresh and they don't turn. 

  Spray skillet and heat to medium/medium high. Add potatoes and sprinkle with salt, pepper and garlic.  Add onions and peppers...season again.  
Cook until a little brown on the bottom and flip.  Cook until all vegetables are tender and brown.  


Moved this over from RecipesForOurChildren.com

Monday, August 29, 2011

Tater Bugs

What child doesn’t love tater tots? I know My Boys Love them and could eat them at every meal!  We didn’t have any in the freezer so I decided to make my own.  Easy to make and really good!  My oldest said they tasted just like Tater Tots.  Ours, of course, do not look like them at all.  Instead they have the appearance of bugs in flight or creeping and crawling around.  Hence the name….Tater Bugs!  You child will love deciding what insect their food looks like. 


Messy fun to get the children involved in.  Just be certain to have towels or paper towels to keep hands wiped off.  If not, everything will stick to your hands and not together. 

Tater Bugs

4 large potatoes, I used Idaho because that is what I had
1/4 to 1/2 cup minced onions
1 egg
2-3 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon salt in potato water
salt, pepper and coarse ground garlic to taste

Directions

Peel and half potatoes.  Salt water and cook until just barely fork tender.  You don’t want them to be mushy. 
Grate the potatoes once cool enough to handle.
Sprinkle a little salt, pepper, garlic and toss.
Add egg and flour.  Mix together.
Heat a little oil, about 1 inch, in skillet.  Heat to medium.
Oil is ready to fry in once a drop of water dances.
Brown on both sides and drain on paper towels.  Salt immediately. 
Enjoy your Tater Bugs!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Potatoes with Cream Sauce

Edited August 19, 2012 National Potato Day!  You can tell I was in an hurry to write this.  There is nothing except a recipe and pictures.  UH, Well, I'm in a hurry now too.  Hope y'all are enjoying National Potato Day!!!!  Love and hugs!

Potatoes with Cream Sauce

4 large potatoes,  I used Idaho
1 cup Milk
2-3 tablespoons flour
salt and pepper to taste

Dice potatoes, add water to cover and a teaspoon of salt.
Bring to a boil
Once fork tender, pour off half the potato water in a glass.  I love to drink this!
Mix flour with a little milk to get out lumps.  Pour this and the remaining milk in pot with potatoes
Cook on a low boil for 3 minutes or so...until the flour taste is gone and the liquid is not thick.
If too thick..add more milk.  If too thin, add a tad more flour.  This will thicken a little as it sits.
Season with more salt and pepper as desired.  I like more pepper in mine.


Enjoy!  Love and Hugs!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Twice Baked Potatoes

Wanting potatoes and not fried or cut in strips...we decided to bake some in the oven.  And then, bake them in the oven....Again!  Kids loved that idea!


Involve your small ones as you while in the kitchen.  There are so many things they can do!  They feel a sense of accomplishment and pride once they see what was created with their help!  I'm always Thanking My Boys for the food they have prepared and cooked.  "Look what you made!"  always brings smiles on their faces and in their hearts.  Big Hugs, too!  <3


6 small to medium idaho potatoes
spray oil or enough oil to rub the skins
kosher salt for the skins


1/2  to 3/4 cup ranch dressing
1/2 to 3/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons minced onion
1/8 to 1/4 minced red pepper
1/4 minced pepperoni (squeeze with toweling to remove oils)
1/8 to 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, kids can measure...they love to! <3
1/4 ground pepper
1/8 to 1/4 salt
2-3 string cheese sticks, have your children pull the cheese apart. <3  
your favorite toppings!


Preheat oven to 425 degrees


Scrub potatoes and pat dry.
Spray, or rub, with oil to lightly coat.  Messy fun for your little ones!  <3
Sprinkle with kosher salt.
Put on cookie sheet
Bake for 40-50 minutes.  As always..my oven cooks different than yours.  Adjust time accordingly.  :D


Once done..remove from pan.
Let cool and slice in half lengthwise
Scoop out inside of potatoes, leaving a little on sides and bottom.
I ended up with 2 1/2 cups potatoes from 6 small-medium potatoes.


Add milk and ranch dressing to scooped potatoes...starting with least amount.  
Mash with potato masher....Children love this part too!  <3  
Add other ingredients.  If to thick..add more milk.  If too thin..add a little more parmesan cheese.  My Boys like theirs a little thinner as they already have the thick potato texture from the boat. 


Put mixture back in scooped potatoes.  Bake in preheat oven at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.  Again...check early and keep watching!


Top with cheese once out of the oven.






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