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Ways to Cook Potatoes

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potatoes

Different potatoes have varying qualities so knowing their characteristics helps when picking the right potato for what you are making.  Potatoes with starchy flesh hold together well and are preferred for baking. Others have flesh that might be described as waxy – these are best suited for boiling as they don’t fall apart.

Not sure what kind you have? Cut your potato in half and if it leaves a gluey film on your knife it is likely to have a high starch content – the perfect choice for baking.

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Potato and Spinach Frittata

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frittata Potato and Spinach Frittata Print Serves: 8 Great for breakfast, lunch or dinner, this hearty meal is extremely versatile. Toss in leftover meat and tomatoes for an entirely different and equally flavorful version. Ingredients

  • 1 pound gold potatoes
  • 1 large shallot and/or small onion
  • 1 large handful of spinach or other greens, ripped into pieces
  • 5 eggs
  • ¼ - ½ cup grated cheese of choice (cheddar or Alpha Tolman)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
Farmers To You Ingredients: Instructions
  1. Bring a small soup pot full of water to a boil.

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Anytime Mashed Potatoes

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mashed potatoes Anytime Mashed Potatoes Print Serves: 4 - 6 A classic, anytime-dish, and a must-have for Thanksgiving, mashed potatoes are the perfect comfort food. This is a basic, darn good version, but you can create your own signature dish by adding roasted garlic, other root vegetables, and of course, more butter and cheese! Ingredients

  • 2 pounds potatoes (butterballs or russets)
  • ⅓ cup butter (or more), room temperature
  • ½ cup heavy cream, warmed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • chives or parsley for garnish (optional)
Farmers To You Ingredients: Other Fresh and Pantry Ingredients:
  • butter, salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Peel potatoes (or not) and cut into small chunks, approximately all the same size.

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Sensational Scalloped Potatoes

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scalloped potatoes Sensational Scalloped Potatoes Print Author: Nel Emlen Serves: 10 Delicious on its own or as a side with meat. Also wonderful for breakfast or brunch. Ingredients

  • 2 pounds of potato (golden, red, or russet), sliced thin
  • 2 large onions, sliced thin
  • ⅓ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups half and half cream
  • ½ pound cheddar, grated (also good with Swiss or Parmesan or other hard cheeses)
  • 1 tablepoon fresh thyme
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
Farmers To You Ingredients: Other Fresh and Pantry Ingredients:
  • salt, pepper, paprika
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

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Creamy Leek and Potato Soup

potato leek soup

potato leek soup Creamy Leek and Potato Soup Print Serves: 6 A comforting, flavor packed soup; perfect as the temperatures fall. Ingredients

  • 1 pound gold potatoes (4 or 5 potatoes depending on size)
  • 1 pound leeks (2 – 3 medium sized leeks)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 6 cups vegetable broth or chicken broth
  • 1 cup half and half cream
  • chives for garnish
  • salt and pepper, to taste
Farmers To You Ingredients: Fresh and Other Pantry Ingredients:
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Cut off the dark green tops of the leek a couple of inches above the white bottom.

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