Garlic Mashed Potatoes

The third recipe in our series by Chef John Lynch, these potatoes are to die for!

2 pounds of russet potatoes

15 cloves of garlic peeled

5 tablespoons of butter

¾ Cup heavy cream

salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

Peel and cut potatoes into 1 ½ inch pieces. Place in a large pot and fill with cold water, enough to cover the potatoes by 2 inches. Put on medium high heat and bring to boil. Turn down to a rapid simmer and cook until potatoes are soft to the tip of a knife, about 20 minutes.

While the potatoes are cooking place the butter, cream and garlic into a sauce pan and put over medium low heat, to melt the butter and infuse the garlic flavor into the cream. When potatoes are ready, strain cream through a strainer and force the garlic through the strainer.

Drain and mash the potatoes while pouring the garlic cream mixture. Stir in the salt and pepper, and serve immediately.

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Published in: on June 16, 2010 at 12:00 AM  Leave a Comment  
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Potatoes and Ham

This comfort food with it’s crumbly, delicious topping creates a rich dish sure to please.

5 lb red potatoes, quartered

1 (16 oz) container sour cream

1/2 C butter

1 (10.75 oz) can condensed cream of chicken soup

2 C shredded Cheddar cheese

1/2 C chopped green onion

2 C cooked, chopped ham

salt and pepper to taste

1 1/2 C Parmesan cheese flavored bread crumbs

1/2 C melted butter

  1. Preheat oven to 35o °F. Lightly grease a 9×13 baking dish.
  2. Place potatoes in a  large pot of water and bring to a boil. Boil until slightly tender, about 12 minutes. Drain and transfer to a large bowl.
  3. Mix sour cream, butter, soup, cheese, green onions, ham, salt & pepper with the potatoes. Spread mixture in the prepared baking dish.
  4. Sprinkle with bread crumbs and drizzle with butter.
  5. Bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven.

Can also be prepared in a slow cooker by putting mixture in slow cooker on low for 4-6 hours completing step #4 in the last 1/2hr.

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Published in: on April 21, 2010 at 6:31 AM  Leave a Comment  
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Easy Spicy Roasted Potatoes

Try this dish for a quick, tasty side dish for dinner tonight!

5 medium red potatoes, diced with peel
1 medium onion, chopped
1 T garlic powder
1 T salt
2 t chili powder
1/4 C extra virgin olive oil
1 C shredded Cheddar cheese (optional)

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. Arrange the potatoes and onions in a greased 9×13 inch baking dish so that they are evenly distributed. Season with garlic powder, salt and chili powder. Drizzle with olive oil. Stir to coat potatoes and onions with oil and spices.
  3. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven, until potatoes are fork tender and slightly crispy. Stir every 10 minutes. When done, sprinkle with cheese. Wait about 5 minutes for the cheese to melt before serving.

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Published in: on April 15, 2010 at 10:36 PM  Leave a Comment  
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