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Boiled potatoes

Scouser Bob Sep 22, 2003 02:08 PM

I was recently in New Orleans on Vacation
the food is a LOT different than here in the UK

I went to many restaurants , but the first we tried
was called "Deanies" near Bourbon St.

They served us a reddish boiled potatoe
as a starter which were spicy and tasted just great

Does anyone have the recipe ???

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    Hungry Celeste RE: Scouser Bob Sep 22, 2003 02:16 PM

    It's a piece of cake: you'll need small creamer potatoes (the waxy kind, not the floury kind). Wash & scrub thoroughly, but do not peel. Put into a pot of cold water with "crab boil" seasoning. Boil 12-15 minutes, or until potatoes are tender (depends on size of potatoes). You'll learn how much seasoning to add after the first few batches.

    Crab Boiling seasoning is sold under a variety of brand names, including Zatarain's, and it comes in both liquid concentrate and powdered form. It is a mixture of a variety of flavors (garlic, onion, cayenne pepper, clove, bay leaf, etc). Link below to the Zatarain's website, where you can order some.

    Incidentally, leftover potatoes make incredible potato salad, hash, mashed potatoes....

    Link: http://www.zatarain.com/products/prod...

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    1. re: Hungry Celeste
      Rhonda RE: Hungry Celeste Sep 22, 2003 05:18 PM

      Sounds great. I just a couple of extra steps --
      After they are done boiling, smash them and cook in some butter.

      1. re: Rhonda
        KP RE: Rhonda Sep 23, 2003 12:11 AM

        I don't think this person was looking to get mashed potatoes. They specifically asked for boiled potatoes.

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