I came up with this recipe for the 11th RSC contest. I used red skinned potatoes but other types would work just as well. I boiled mine, but leftover baked potatoes would work also. These worked well with as a side dish with steak or with eggs for breakfast. We've also eaten them as the main dish. If you want a little more kick, increase the cayenne pepper to 1/4 teaspoon.
This is a nice light coffee cake that has a wonderful almond flavor and the apricot preserves adds the right amount of sweet/tart. It's also a nice presentation with the ribbon of almonds and preserved in the middle. Enjoy.
I got the original recipe from "Off the Hook". I reduced the amount of roux because I thought it came out too thick the first time I made it, but if you like thick sauce double the amounts of flour and butter for more roux. I also increased the amount of garlic :)