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Thelma’s Scalloped Potatoes

Ingredients
1 tablespoon white flour OR 2 Tbsp. cornstarch
1 tablespoon butter
medium onions
potatoes, sliced
1 cup milk

Directions
Thinly slice one potato per person. For each 3-4 potatoes, thinly slice one medium onion. In a saucepan of cold water, bring the potatoes and onions to a boil and simmer 3 minutes. (not quite cooked) Now, make your cream sauce. For each 2 potatoes: Melt over medium heat: 1 Tbsp. butter, and stir in thoroughly: 1 Tbsp. white flour or 2 tsp. cornstarch. Slowly add 1 cup milk, whisking continuously until it thickens. Arrange the potatoes and onions in an appropriate casserole dish (shallow is best) Top with cream sauce. OPTIONS: Add leftover diced ham to the layers or cooked peas, or diced cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes, until thick, golden, and bubbly.

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Red Snapper with a Potato Crust

Ingredients
1 1/4 lb red snapper fillet, skin removed (cut into 4 pieces)
6 tablespoon (3/4 stick unsalted butter, melted
1 lb waxy potatoes, peeled
Coarse salt & freshly ground black powder

Directions
Slice the potatoes into paper-thin slices on a mandolin and put in a large bowl. Pour in the melted butter and toss to coat…Season the fillets…arrange the potato slices on the surface of the fillets in an overlapping pattern…Turn and cover the other side with potatoes…Refrigerate 20 minutes. Heat a large oven proof skillet over medium heat…cook until the bottom crust is nicely browned. Flip, slide the entire skillet into the oven to finish cooking, 8-10 minutes.

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Shaker Style Stewed Potatoes

Ingredients
2 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 cup milk
3 cooked waxy potatoes, unpeeled and cut in 1/2′ slices
salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Directions
In a heavy pan over med-low heat, combine the potatoes and milk, and bring to a boil. Simmer gently 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes have absorbed all the milk. Gently stir in the butter and seasonings.

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Leek and Potato Meatballs

Ingredients
Yogurt-Cilantro Sauce
vegetable oil for frying
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
2 large eggs
1 1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 chopped leeks
1/2 lb boiled potatoes
1/2 lb ground beef or beef
Flour for dredging

Directions
Melt the butter. Add the leeks and seasoning. Cook until wilted. Peel the potatoes and rice (mash). Lightly beat one egg and add to the bowl, with the leeks, coriander and cumin, 1/2 tsp. salt, and pepper to taste. Crumble in the ground meat. Mix until just combined. Gently shape and chill. Dredge in flour, then egg. Cook in 1/2 inch of vegetable oil. Serve with yogurt and sauce.

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Baked Potatoes

Ingredients
Potatoes

Directions
This is what potatoes were made for. Select uniform potatoes of any size or texture. Bake in a preheated 425 degree oven for 30-60 minutes depending on size of tuber. For a dry, mealy potato, select a high solids variety. Low solids or moist varieties will give you a delicious baked potato with a moister flesh. For a softer skin, oil or butter potatoes before baking.

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Blue Ribbon Potato Salad

Ingredients
2 lb red potatoes cooked whole, cooled
2 hard cooked eggs, chopped
2 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 tablespoon oil
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup diced celery with leaves
1/4 cup minced flat leaf parsley
1 1/4 cup sour cream
1/2 teaspoon cider vinegar
2 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/3 cup minced red onions
1/2 cup sliced green olives

Directions
Cut each potato into bite sized pieces. Toss first 6 ingredients. Chill 2 hours. Pour sour cream dressing (Blend the last 6 ingredients) over potatoes and blend well. Recipe by Evelyn Criswell of The Birmingham News.

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Skinny Fries

Ingredients
2 teaspoon vegetable oil
4 medium potatoes, unpeeled
3 sprigs snipped fresh rosemary

Directions
Slice potatoes lengthwise into 1/4 strips or wedges and place in a bowl. Some recipes call for soaking potatoes in ice water for 30 minutes at this point, but I don’t find it necessary. Drizzle oil over potatoes and toss to coat. Spread on a cookie sheet one layer thick. Season with herbs. Bake in a 400 degree oven for approximately 40 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste.

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Twice Baked Potatoes

Ingredients
large potatoes

Directions
Bake large potatoes until just tender. Cool slightly and slice in half lengthwise. Scoop out the flesh, leaving 1/4 thick boat. Mix cooked potato with milk or cream to soften and your choice of fillings: diced or grated cheese and cooked vegetables(broccoli and cheddar is a favorite), diced meat, or sausage. Bake again at 350 degrees for 20 minutes until hot.