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New Potato Salad with Peas

Ingredients
2 lb small new potatoes
2 tablespoon white-wine vinegar
1 tablespoon minced shallot
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
3 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup peas
1/3 cup chopped or torn fresh mint leaves

Directions
Cover potatoes with cold salted water in 3-quart saucepan. Then simmer, covered, until tender, 10-15 minutes. While potatoes are cooking, whisk together vinegar, shallot, salt, and pepper in a large serving bowl. Drain potatoes and halve or quarter if desired. Add to vinegar mixture while warm and toss to coat. Add oil, peas, and mint and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper and serve warm or at room temperature. Makes 6 side-dish servings. From Epicurious.com

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Rob Evans’ Potato Soup with Sour Cream and Bacon

Ingredients
6 thyme sprigs
6 slices bacon, coarsley chopped
1 bay leaf
salt and freshly ground pepper
2 teaspoon Olive Oil
4 thin-skinned med. potatoes, like Carola or Yukon Gold, skin on, sliced 3/4 in. thic
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tablespoon minced chives (optional)

Directions
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Toss potatoes in oil and 1/2 t. salt. Spread on a rimmed baking sheet and bake uncovered until tender, about 35 minutes. Transfer to a pot with a tight-fitting lid. Pour 1c. boiling water into baking sheet and swirl to deglaze, then pour into pot with potatoes. Add bay leaf, thyme and 5c. boiling water, cover tightly, and set aside for 1 hour. Remove bay leaf and thyme sprigs. Using a hand blender or working in batches in a blender, puree soup until smooth, adding more boiling water if mixture is too thick. Season with salt & pepper, keeping in mind that the bacon garnish will be salty. Just before serving, cook bacon in skillet over medium-low heat until crisp but not hard. Set aside, reserving fat. Reheat soup over low heat. Pour hot soup into bowls and gently place a dollop of sour cream on top. Spoon about 1/2tsp. bacon fat on top and sprinkle with bacon bits and chives, if using. Yields 6-8 servings. Rob Evans, Chef, Hugo’s Restaurant

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Chicken thighs roasted w/Rosemary, Red onions,fing

Ingredients
2 medium red onions, sliced into 1/2 inch thick circles
8-10 Rose Finn Apple Fingerlings
1/2 teaspoon dried chili flakes
1 teaspoon sea salt, plus more as needed
3 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
2 navel oranges
2 5′ sprigs fresh rosemary, plus 3/4 tsp. minced
8 chicken thighs, trimmed of excess fat and skin.

Directions
Heat oven to 425 degrees. Finely grate 1 t. orange zest. Stir together the zest, oil, salt and chili flakes in small bowl. On one end of a rimmed baking sheet, toss 1T. of the oil mixture with the potatoes, onions, and 1 sprig rosemary; separate the onions into rings and spread the onions and potatoes into a single layer as much as possible. At other end of baking sheet, arrange the chicken skin side up and brush the tops of the chicken thighs with the remaining oil mixture. Tuck the remaining rosemary sprig between a couple of thighs and sprinkle thighs and vegetables lightly with salt. Roast for 20 minutes. Baste chicken and stir the potatoes and onions. Continue to roast, basting and stirring every 10 minutes, until browned in spots, about 30 minutes more. Peel the oranges with a sharp knife, making sure you’ve removed the pith and membranes. Slice crosswise into roughly 1/2 circles and then chop into roughly 1/2 pieces, discarding any thick center membranes. Transfer to small bowl and stir in 1/4tsp. of minced rosemary. When the chicken is done, remove the rosemary sprigs from the pan and discard. Stir the potatoes and onions, transfer with a slotted spoon to a serving bowl, and stir in the remaining 1/2 tsp. minced rosemary. Baste the chicken and transfer to a serving platter, top with the orange mixture and serve hot. From Fine Cooking, March 2006

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Potato Stuffing

Ingredients
8-10 medium potatoes
3 tablespoon butter
1 egg
1 cup soft bread crumbs
1 large chopped onion
3 chopped celery stalks
parsley
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt

Directions
Boil potatoes and mash without milk. Add butter, egg, bread crumbs, onion, celery, some parsley, sugar and salt. Mix well and bake in buttered baking dish at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes. Treat’s Garage

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Colcannon

Ingredients
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
1-2 cloves minced garlic
1 cup heavy cream or milk
4 Large potatoes, peeled and diced
1 cup chopped green cabbage
1 leek, diced

Directions
In a heavy oven proof saucepan boil cream, potatoes, salt, pepper and garlic for 5 minutes. In a separate pan cook vegetables until tender. Combine with potatoes and bake at 400 for 20 minutes.

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Classic Roasted Potatoes

Ingredients
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme or rosemary (optiional)
3 tablespoon olive oil, melted butter, or duck fat
2 lb waxy potatoes, left whole if small, halved or cut into chunks, if large
1 teaspoon coarse salt
Plenty of fresh ground black pepper

Directions
Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Spread the potatoes in a single layer in a medium roasting pan or rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with the oil, season with the herbs, salt, and pepper, and toss to coat well. Roast, tossing with a spatula a few times to prevent sticking, until the potatoes are very tender throughout and the skins are somewhat shriveled and crisp, 50-60 minutes, depending on their size and variety. Serve hot.

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Awesome Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients
2 lb potatoes, peeled, and cut into 2 in. cubes
plenty of salted water
milk
butter
salt and pepper to taste

Directions
Since I have a ricer, I don’t have to bother to peel my potatoes. Cook in plenty of salted water until tender–20-30 minutes. Start with cold water. When they are tender get out the masher and mash, adding milk and/or butter to the consistency you like. Or if you have a ricer, call the boys, this is one of those fun kitchen tools they will help with. Season with salt and pepper. Quick to make, and such a comfort food.

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Potatoes Persillade

Ingredients
4-6 tablespoon canola, or other oil
1/2 cup minced parsley
2 cloves of garlic
2 waxy potatoes, in 1/4 in. dice
4 tablespoon unsalted butter
salt and pepper

Directions
Place the potatoes in cold water and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and drain. Allow to dry. Heat oil in a very large skillet. (I use less oil than is called for) Add the potatoes and cook 6-8 minutes, tossing occasionally, until lightly browned. Add butter and continue sauteing for another 5 minutes. Just before serving, add parsley and heat for 1 minute.. Season and serve. Food Channel: Cooking Live

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Easter Egg Potatoes with Sour Cream and Herbs

Ingredients
2-3 tablespoon herbs (leaf celery, parsley, or fresh thyme)
salted water
1 lb Easter Egg potatoes
sour cream

Directions
This is a good dish to take to holiday dinner. 1 pound of Easter Eggs will serve 2-4 people. Steam or boil the potatoes in salted water until very tender. Fold 2-3 TBS. herbs into sour cream and dress the potatoes in the serving dish, or serve on the side. For herbs, choose from leaf celery, parsley, or fresh thyme.

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French Potato Salad

Ingredients
1/3 cup olive oil
DRESSING INGREDIENTS BELOW:
pepper
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoon drained capers
2 hard-boiled eggs, coarsely chopped
1 cup sliced celery
4 medium waxy potatoes, cut into 1 in. cubes and simmered in salted water until tende
3 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard
3 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon leaves

Directions
In large bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients. (last 5 ingredients listed) Add potatoes, while still warm, add celery, eggs, capers, salt and pepper; toss gently to combine.