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Feb 18, 2010 08:04 AM

Need some new ideas for potatoes, please

Over the last several weeks you have given me several new ideas for different things. They've all been great! Now I'm turning to you for potatoes. Anyone have any good ideas on ways to prepare potatoes besides the usuals(baked, scalloped, fried, ect.) And it needs to be easy of course. Thanks so much!

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  1. Can use red or russett potatoes for this. Cut potatoes into chunks- leave skin on. Toss in olive oil and dry onion soup mix. Bake at 400 until tender.

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    1. re: vafarmwife

      Great idea. Nice and quick. Thanks!

    2. has some fantastic potato recipes. We adore her Crash Hot Potatoes.

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      1. re: tzurriz

        Those crash hot potatoes look wonderful! Definitely do those one of these days soon. Next time I go tothe market I'll pick up some reds and herbs and make them. Thanks!

        1. re: tzurriz

          What a timely topic as I have a few red and white's that I was wondering what to do with...... Crash Hots fit the bill and are too easy not to make a place at my table tonight!

          (The Jack Daniel glazed carrots from the same site will join the Crash Hots.)

          1. re: CocoaNut

            Did both. The Crash Hots held no surprises, good or bad. On the carrots - didn't have Jack, so used Crown which curbed the sweetness of the brown sugar. Pretty tasty. After the fact, I saw that I had Grand Marnier on hand. Hmmmm......

            1. re: CocoaNut

              Just made the crash hots and DH went wild for them. However I only had russets, so when I smashed them they became one big blob, but they were totally great (used Good Seasons to spice them) probably cooked them longer than called for so nice and crispy. All gone to my dismay, wanted to serve leftovers with breakfast tomorrow.

        2. Define "easy."
          Web yourself up some recipes for these:
          Aloo gobi
          Saag aloo

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          1. re: gordeaux

            The gobi aloo and saag aloo look delicious! Either one would have been perfect as I have fresh caulifower and spinach in the fridge. However I was missing a few of the spices. Will pick those up this weekend. Thanks!

          2. Pommes Anna is pretty simple. Thinly slice the potatoes and layer in an oven proof skillet. Brush each layer with melted butter. As an option you can sprinkle cheese between the layers. Heat on a stove top burner medium to medium high for about 10 minutes and put the skillet in the oven and bake at 400 or so for 20 to 30 minutes or until the cake is easily pierced with a knife. Turn the cake out onto a plate so the browned side is up and voila!

            1. Don't forget tortilla espanola