FOOD

Potatoes 4 Ways

Think potatoes are boring? Think again! There's more to spuds than the old "boil 'em, mash 'em, stick 'em in a stew!"

FOOD

Potatoes 4 Ways

Think potatoes are boring? Think again! There's more to spuds than the old "boil 'em, mash 'em, stick 'em in a stew!"

Ingredients

  • 4 potatoes
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 1 lemon thyme stem
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted

Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cut the potatoes into thin slices. Arrange slices vertically in a baking dish, and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Top with the lemon thyme and drizzle with half the melted butter. Bake for 45 minutes.
  4. Remove from the oven, add the remaining butter and bake for another 25 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 large potatoes
  • 10 to 12 slices mozzarella, cut into quarters
  • 3 1/2 ounces bacon, cut into cubes
  • 1 dedo de moça pepper, cut into slices
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley

Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, add the melted butter, thyme, garlic powder, black pepper and salt. Mix well and set aside.
  3. Make slices in the potato without going all the way through to the other side, and arrange the potatoes one a baking sheet.
  4. Brush with the seasoned butter. Bake for 30 minutes.
  5. Arrange mozzarella slices between the potato slices. Top with the bacon cubes and pepper slices.
  6. Return to the oven for another 30 minutes or until the cheese is au gratin. Serve with chopped parsley.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 potatoes, cut into wedges
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 bunch parsley, chopped

Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Heat a frying pan, and add the olive oil. Saute the garlic until golden. Set aside.
  3. Arrange the potatoes on a baking sheet and add the sauteed garlic along with the remaining oil that was left in the pan. Season with salt, pepper and sweet paprika. Sprinkle with Parmesan, then use your hands to mix everything together.
  4. Bake for 40 minutes. Finish with chopped parsley, and serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound potatoes, cooked
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • Leaves from 2 stems of rosemary
  • Salt

Steps

  1. With a fist, smash the potatoes. Set aside.
  2. In a frying pan, add the olive oil, garlic and rosemary.
  3. Place the smashed potatoes in the pan and saute until golden.
  4. Season with freshly ground salt.