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Three Easy Spring Potato Dishes

April 17, 2012

It’s been a busy month here with getting gardens started, breeding, dealing with bunnies, and a host of other things, covered in more detail on our farm blog. Sometimes that day is a little ‘busier’ with Tuesday night #agchat or #foodchat on Twitter, or other things, such as a weekend trip to the Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival – and if there’s a way to fix chicken it’s there. (We’ll have plenty of chicken and egg recipes too on here!)

Potatoes are an inexpensive, budget stretching and nutritious staple. While many picture them as French fried junk food, there are many ways to make them a part of a variety of meals.

Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

With our home grown rosemary of course we love this! Preheat your oven to 350*F. Wash two pounds new red potatoes, peeling a narrow strip around the centers. Place potatoes in 9×13″ pan, then drizzle with three tablespoons olive oil, and sprinkle with two tablespoons dried rosemary. Stir to coat, then bake for an hour and 15 minutes, or until skins are crispy but potatoes are tender. Simply delicious!

Peppered Potatoes

We admit a bias to this one too. Peppers, onions – color and taste! Preheat the oven to 35o*F or you can use a pan on the stove. Melt two tablespoons butter in a skillet and add a small onion, finely minced, and one small bell pepper, seeded and diced. Cook over medium heat until tender, then add two 15 ounce cans or equal amount sliced fresh new potatoes (drained if canned potatoes are used). Cook until done all the way through, adding a little pepper if desired. To bake, place in sprayed 9 inch pie pan and bake for 15 minutes. You could also adapt this to heating over a grill too!

Potatoes Supreme

32 ounces (1 commercial package) frozen hash-brown potatoes, thawed

1 onion, chopped

2 10 ounce cans cream of chicken (or other flavor if you prefer) soup

8 ounces sour cream.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and in a large bowl combine all ingredients. Pour into a greased 9×13 baking dish, cover and bake for an hour.

Potatoes can be a tasty addition to a meal. Enjoy some – fast or fancy – this week!

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