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.|
- 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!