All posts filed under: Potatoes

Scalloped Potatoes w/Spam Of Yesteryear 

So I’ve been craving these delish scallop potatoes with spam. My Aunt, through marriage, made them from time to time and boy do they bring back some awesome and delish good foodie memories. The recipe is quite simple actually. Keep in mind this dish is a little different in that the looseness/soupiness of the finished dish is part of it’s extreme goodness. Layering up! Don’t forget the spam man. 😉 Final layer (I added extra pepper) It’s about done Ready to serve One big chunk of the casserole… gone! 😋 So good and quite close to how I remember them. Ingredients 7/8 medium size russet potatoes, scrubbed 2 tablespoons butter 1/4 tsp dried thyme 1/4 tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp onion powder 1/8 tsp pepper 1/2 can of spam, chopped (use light spam if you prefer) 1 cup medium cheddar cheese, shredded 2 cups milk * No salt needed if you are using regular spam, if using light spam add about 1/4 tsp to the seasoning mix Process Preheat oven to 350 Par cook the …

Tantalizing Tangy Potato Salad 

This about sums it up. (with the addition of a few other ingredients)  Simple ingredients yes, these I just happened to have on hand. I’d been craving something tangy for days, so naturally I went for the cocktail onions and pickles too when creating this recipe, this combo made for some very tantalizing goodness.  This comes together so quickly and it’s so delicious.  I cooked the potatoes and eggs in the same pot and water. The potatoes took about 30/40 minutes. (cooked whole, skins on)  I added the eggs in toward the end and cooked them for about 11/15 minutes in the rapidly simmering water I served my potato salad with a side of BBQ ribs, yum… bunny… yum!  Ingredients… 10 cooked red potatoes (skin on), chopped large  3 Tablespoons pimiento, chopped 2 hard boiled eggs, peeled and chopped  1 celery stalk, chopped 6-8 cocktail onions, minced 2 pickle spears, chopped 1 tsp salt 1/4 tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp season salt  1/2 cup mayonnaise  Process… Combine all ingredients  Chill the salad for at least …

Roasted Rosemary Red Potatoes 

A few good things can make for a good thing. I had some red potatoes to use up, decided to make Rosemary Red Potatoes to costar with my seared sirloin dinner this evening.  This time I went to my front yard potted rosemary for help. I’m lucky, this is one of just a few things that grow well all year here in my neck of the woods and I just love the flavor it can add to certain dishes. These red potatoes will be delish with the addition of rosemary, I’m sure of it.  I trimmed off just one med size sprig today. I removed the green just by kind of pulling down at the main spring (the woodsy part) and then I chopped the rosemary up very small. This tablespoon of minced rosemary will add tons of delicious flavor to the potatoes.  All tossed up!  Ingredients… 6-8 red potatoes 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon minced rosemary  1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1/2 tsp onion powder Process… Preheat oven to …

Thee Best Smashed Potatoes 

Ok folks if you want wow your guests and make them fall all over you (in a good way), make them these yummy smashed pototoes.  I learnt this method of making mashed-like potatoes in culinary school, years ago. They absolutely never disappoint. In fact I’ve got my own following of smashed potato fans, I do!     Ingredients…  5 lbs baking potatoes cooked to soft and peeled 2 tablespoons olive oil 8 tablespoons salted butter or margarine  1/3 cup white onion, chopped small 1 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced 1 cup heavy cream  Process Heat oil and butter or margarine in a medium size sauté pan on med heat until butter or margarine is melted. Add in the onions, salt and pepper Cook the onions on low to med heat until they are clearly translucent and soft, mixing them often. Add in the minced garlic and continue to cook the mixture on low until the garlic is soft.  In a large bowl combine the peeled cooked potatoes with the butter …