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Discovery about potatoes

by Jenise » Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:23 pm

For the fourth of July I made a potato and fennel salad. Only a waxy or waxyish potato works in this dish, and I used Yukon Golds cut in about six long wedgies each--boil first to about 80% done, then toss with a bit of oil, salt and pepper and roast on cookie sheet until golden brown and crispy. But I made way too many, and would have normally tossed out what we didn't use (potatoes are cheap) but there were so many in this case, I thought maybe I could turn them into a potato salad or something.

Yesterday I came across the roasted potatoes in the fridge. I took one out of the bag and noted that it tasted like a finer version of a frozen French fry, so I threw one in the toaster oven to see if it would recrisp. Not only did it, but it was delicious--not at all the flavor, due to having been precooked in water, of a leftover dry-baked potatoes which is not a flavor I like. It tasted FRESH. So all the rest of them went into the big oven for recrisping and we had a "French fry" first course with a homemade BBQ sauce for dipping. Fantastic!

In the future, not only will I not worry about having leftover potatoes when doing this method of roasted potato, I'll make sure I have leftovers! Also, it's a great do-ahead method if one wanted to do a big batch of 'fries' for an outdoor party.
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Re: Discovery about potatoes

by James Dietz » Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:54 am

Potatoes are way under-rated. How many other veggies can be served at breakfast, lunch and dinner, as a snack and in so many guises? Baked. Fried. Whole. Sliced. Puréed. In soup. As soup.
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Re: Discovery about potatoes

by Jeff Grossman/NYC » Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:14 am

James Dietz wrote:Potatoes are way under-rated. How many other veggies can be served at breakfast, lunch and dinner, as a snack and in so many guises? Baked. Fried. Whole. Sliced. Puréed. In soup. As soup.

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Re: Discovery about potatoes

by Rahsaan » Wed Jul 16, 2014 6:02 pm

James Dietz wrote:Potatoes are way under-rated.


Who underrates them? By their ubiquity I would say that many many cultures have figured out exactly how delicious they are.
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Re: Discovery about potatoes

by Bill Spohn » Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:01 am

Perfect accompaniment = garlic aioli (but I understand why that wouldn't occur to you....) :D

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