Thursday, July 25, 2013

A Couple of our Potato Faves

Harvest time is in full swing and we've been thoroughly enjoying the spoils.

Our potato plants looked rough and bugs got the best of some of them. But we still got at least one good potato per plant. Most plants got us 2-3 quality potatoes. And since we planted 100 plants, we're doing pretty good.

We plan to can a good chunk of them, but until then we need to eat up! So I want to share our two favorite potato recipes as of late.

One you have probably seen floating around Pinterest which is where I found it.

1. Lipton Onion Potatoes

This delicious pic is from the blog this recipe is originally from. Go visit her.
These are sooo easy and stinkin' delicious.

  • Slice your potatoes and place in baking dish as seen in pic.
  • Melt 1 cup of butter in small bowl then mix in two packets of Lipton Onion soup.
  • Pour over potatoes.
  • Cover with foil.
  • Bake at 375 for about 45 min. 

When I make this for just our family, I cut the butter, onion soup, and baking dish in half. The full recipe can handle my extended family well! It's perfect for good sized gatherings!

(There's a recipe floating around FB with a homemade recipe for dry onion soup. Might have to look into that).

2. Fried Potato Patties (aka Homemade crispy seasoned french fries)

I had planned to (have Derek) grill potatoes so I cut them in these slices. Then I realized we already had burgers and peppers and onions on the grill so I did a quick search from some homemade fries and this recipe was a huge hit!

Potatoes sliced however you desire (place in cold water to prevent browning)
1 C unbleached all-purpose flour
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp pepper
1/2ish C water
Canola oil to cover bottom of frying pan up to about half inch

Heat oil in frying pan on med-high heat.
Sift flour, garlic and onion powders, salt and pepper, paprika into a bowl. Gradually pour in water until the mixture looks something like this...

Dip potatoes in batter one at a time and place into hot oil. Fry until they are crispy and golden brown.
Sprinkle a little extra salt on top and thoroughly enjoy!

I've always loved potatoes, but these recipes take them to a whole new level!

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