Category: Potatoes

One Dish Cheeseburger Stuffed Baked Potato

  There are no boundaries to the imagination of ingredients that might be used to stuff a baked potato, but generally, we seem locked into butter, sour cream, cheddar cheese, bacon and chives.  Not that there is anything wrong with that, because those are the condiments generally provided in a steakhouse when the titular entree

Smashed Potatoes

This is more about technique than about a recipe, per se.  There are very few ingredients:  potatoes, of course, then olive oil, duck fat, sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper.  But you can let your imagination go from there.  Originally found on the Shockingly Delicious recipe blog, it was called “Crispy Smashers” and then

Southern Style Potato Salad

Potatoes, cooked in wine and dressed with vinegar and spices, was a dish allegedly introduced to the New World by Spanish explorers in the sixteenth century.  The first known published recipes for potato salad appeared in the mid-19th century and was brought to America by German immigrants who dressed potatoes in oil, vinegar and herbs. 

Shepherd’s Pie

In honor of Saint Patrick’s Day, I decided to try my hand at making Shepherd’s Pie.  Normally for St. Pat’s day, I would do my version of Corned Beef & Cabbage for this non-holiday holiday (recipes here: Roasted Corned Beef Brisket with Mustard Sauce; Fried Cabbage with Caraway), but I made those dishes just a

Scalloped Potatoes Au Gratin

There seems to be a little confusion as to the difference between what is commonly referred to as Scalloped Potatoes versus Potatoes Au Gratin.  Betty Crocker even packages their instant versions of these recipes both ways, with essentially the same ingredients.  “Scalloped” refers to the shape of the potato, while “au gratin” is a culinary

Sweet Potato Fries

One thing I discovered while going on a carb restricted diet is that I like sweet potato fries.  That’s noteworthy for me because I do not like sweet potatoes in the manner they are generally prepared around Thanksgiving time.  By the way, as far as the US Agriculture Department is concerned, Yams and Sweet Potatoes

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