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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.

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Home Fries

Ingredients
3 tablespoon bacon drippings (or vegetable oil)
1 onion, sliced
1 1/2 tablespoon cold, boiled potatoes, cut into 3/4 in. chunks
coarse salt and pepper

Directions
Heat the drippings in a large skillet. Cook the onion first, until wilted. Add the potatoes. Cook, stirring and scraping the bottom frequently, use a metal spatula for this, until the potatoes have plenty of good crust and the onions are almost burnt, 16-18 minutes. Serve Hot. from One Potato, Two Potato by Roy Finnamore with Molly Stevens

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Rosemary-roasted mashed potatoes

Ingredients
8 cup (2 lbs) dry potatoes cut into 1-inch cubes
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
cooking spray
3/4 cup hot water
1/4 cup chopped green onion
1/4 cup grated fresh Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
8 ounce container sour cream

Directions
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Combine first 5 ingredients in a shallow roasting pan coated with cooking spray; toss well to coat. Bake at 425 for 30 minutes or until tender. Combine water and remaining ingredients in a large bowl; add potato mixture. Mash with a potato masher to desired consistency. Serve immediately. Yields 6- 3/4 cup servings.

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Jodi Diane’s Potato Latkes

Ingredients
1 medium onion
2 lb potatoes, peeled and shredded fine
3 eggs, beaten in a small bowl
2/3 cup flour or matzo meal
2 tablespoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon pepper
vegetable oil for frying

Directions
Mince onions until very fine and mix with the shredded potatoes. Add eggs to potatoes and mix. Add flour, salt and pepper and stir. Heat 1/2 inch of oil in a fry pan until hot. Drop tablespoonfuls of batter into the pan and fry until golden. Flip and fry until golden on the other side. Drain on paper towels and serve hot. From the Newark (NJ) Star Ledger