RSS Feed

Tag Archives: potatoes

Crispy Potatoes with Blue Cheese and Caramelized Onions

Did you ever see the episode of Will & Grace when Will made a dinner of just appetizers for his dad, because he always said he could make a whole meal out of apps?!  I feel like that on a regular basis!  I love being able to have small bites of a variety of deliciousness.  So, that is just what my friend and I decided to do the other night!  (one of the best parts about being a “grown up”!)  We did these crispy roasted potato slices with blue cheese and caramelized onions and stuffed jalapenos (that recipe will be posted soon, too!) and also had some Tastefully Simple taco cheese ball.  Yummmm!

This could easily served as an appetizer or as a rich delicious side dish.

 

Figure on about 2 potatoes per person, sliced in about 1/4″ slices (oh and I used pretty small potatoes, if you are using big guys, figure on 1/2 or 1 per person)

Blue Cheese (this will again vary depending on how many you are serving, but you’ll want enough to give a nice layer over the potatoes)

1 medium to large onion

 

Set the over to 400 degrees and place baking sheet in the oven.  I made these twice and used this trick the second time and it helped to get them even crispier!  Slice the potatoes.  Get the baking sheet out of the oven WITH AN OVEN MIT!!  Layer the potatoes and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil.  Using tongs or a spatula, make sure they all get coated.  Flip them to coat on both sides.  Salt and pepper lightly.  Place back in the oven for about 20 minutes.  Mean while slice your onions and put in the skillet over a low to medium heat.  Melt a pad of butter in the skillet and add the onions.  You don’t want to rush this.  Let them hang out and stir occasionally while letting them get nice and golden.  I’ve heard to add some sugar to give them a nice sweet, caramelized flavor.  But, I like them fine without.  You want them to really wilt down and turn golden to dark brown.

After 20 minutes, flip the potatoes.  Place them back in the oven for another 15-20 minutes.

When they are beautifully golden and roasted, take them out and arrange them very closely together leaving as little room in between slice as possible.  Sprinkle with the blue cheese and return to the oven to melt the cheese slightly.  It will only take a couple of minutes to do this.  When the cheese is oozy and melty, take out of the oven and add the onions.  Serve while they are still nice and warm and melty!  This combo is pretty rich, but I’m sure you will really enjoy them!

 

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Twice Cooked Potatoes

I love potatoes.  I love potatoes pretty much any way they can possibly be prepared.  For the last dinner party, I made twice cooked potatoes.  It gave them a little different texture than just oven roasting.  Potatoes served in any manner is also a really easy and economical dish to serve for a group.  Also, using baby potatoes cuts down the prep work for you, which is always a plus!

Baby red potatoes (figure on 2-4 per person depending on the size of the potato, and the guest I suppose!)

Salt

Pepper

Olive Oil

Garlic Garlic seasoning from Tastefully Simple

Parmesan Cheese

Chives

Wash the skins of the potatoes and place in a large pot.  Cover the potatoes with water, about 1 or 2 inches above the potatoes.  Salt the water.  Bring the water to a boil and let cook until the potatoes are just before they are fork tender.  You don’t want them to be completely tender, because they will continue to cook.  Once they get to that stage, drain them.  Line 1 or 2 jelly roll pans with foil.  Place the potatoes in a single layer on the pan and lightly crush and flatten.  It doesn’t have to be pancake flat, just enough so it’s not rolling around.  Drizzle with olive oil to help them crisp and brown.  Season the potatoes.  Place in the oven (at 400 degrees) to get nice and crispy, about 15 more minutes.  I topped the potatoes with Parmesan cheese and chives before serving.

Your options are really unlimited with how you want to season or “dress” the potatoes.  You could sprinkle them with cheddar, bacon and chives or parmesan cheese or sour cream or caramelized onions once they are cooked (see really offers variety!).

I’d love your feedback!  What toppings have you/ will you be trying on these potatoes?

This slideshow requires JavaScript.