Use your favourite herbs and spices to top these tasty, crunchy potatoes. Our family love a pinch of cayenne pepper, cumin and caraway seeds. I also like to dab the potatoes with a bit of butter before cooking.
This is an unusual dairy-free potato gratin (excepting a tablespoon of butter), using white wine, sherry and vegetable broth as the liquid. The aroma as it's baking will drive you nuts, and the flavor is absolutely amazing.
These are a lot more interesting than plain roasted or jacket potatoes. They're perfect to serve with a roast and easy to do. As the potatoes cook the slices fan out so, as well as tasting great, they look pretty too!
These potatoes are a staple in our home. Whether accompanying roast lamb or chicken, or just on their own, we have them a couple of times a week. They are delicious and the ones that get overly-brown in the pan and stick a bit are MINE! Clean up is a little tricky with this recipe, unless you line your pans with foil, but I find that just filling the pan up with hot, sudsy water and forgetting for an hour (something I apparently have no problem doing ;-)) helps a lot.
This is my favourite potato recipe of all time. It makes the perfect accompaniment to a roast or any other meat dish. Traditional recipes for this take 1 1/2 - 2 hours to cook, so I start mine off in the microwave. Some recipes are very rich, calling for all cream plus butter and cheese on the top. I've found this version - even when made with low fat ingredients - tastes wonderfully creamy but not too rich with no compromise on flavour. One of the best things about Potatoes Dauphinoise is that if there's any left over it keeps well in the fridge for several days and it reheats beautifully in the microwave (unlike roast potatoes which can taste a bit floury when reheated). I've also frozen it, defrosted it in the fridge during the day, then reheated it in the oven for dinner. Try it - I know you'll love it!
Potato cakes were my dad's specialty. He often cooked them for lunch on Saturdays. I still use his recipe. To make this dish extra special, top the cooked potato cakes with a spoonful of your favorite mayonnaise (we prefer the nutty flavor of soy mayonnaise), sour cream, or ranch dressing. A sprinkling of chopped chives or finely sliced green onions or a generous shake of paprika gives a nice finishing touch. Accompanied by a crisp green salad, this makes a perfect light supper or lunch dish.
These cheesy, buttery, garlicky potatoes make a great casual weekend lunch. If we had guests, we'd probably serve them on a plate with a crisp green salad, but really, they're great just on their own. Not for slimmers!
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