Potatoes Recipes

This is a great breakfast option with eggs.  Lovin' it!

2 tablespoons oil
1 onion, thinly sliced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon curry powder, (or cumin powder or 1/4 teaspoon cayenne or other spices, etc.), optional
about 1 pound cooked potatoes, cut into chunks (cold)
about 1/2 pound cooked cabbage (cold)
salt and pepper to taste

Heat oil in skillet over medium heat.  Add onion and cook, stirring until softening about 5-7 minutes.  Add garlic and optional curry powder (or other spice combo) and cook for about 1 minute.  Add potatoes and additional oil and cook for a few minutes, stirring, until browning.  Add cabbage and cook another few minutes, stirring.  Season with salt and pepper and serve hot!

This recipe can be made in early summer or late fall or winter, using baby leeks and new potatoes or fall leeks and potatoes.

1 large or 2 medium leeks or one bunch of baby leeks, cleaned and chopped
2 tbls butter
¾ pound potatoes, chopped
4 cups chicken broth (or vegetable broth)
Several sprigs of thyme (optional)
¾ cup heavy cream
Salt and pepper to taste
Minced chives or parsley or green onion tops for garnish (optional)

How to clean and chop leeks: cut off the little tuft of roots and discard, then chop as far up the stalk as you can until you get to a leaf. Pull off the leaf and chop up to the next leaf and so on until there’s no stalk left. As you pull off each leaf you will probably need to rinse off any soil or grit that you expose.

Sauté leeks in butter until soft. Add potatoes and broth, bring to a boil and skim off and discard any foam that rises to the top. Add optional thyme and simmer until potatoes are soft. Discard thyme, let soup cool slightly. Puree with either a handheld blender or in a blender with center part of cover removed to let steam escape. Stir in cream, salt and pepper to taste and either serve hot with optional garnish, or chill in refrigerator for at least four hours and serve cold with optional garnish. Serves 2-4.

1.5 pounds potatoes, peeled and chopped
2 cups whole milk
8 oz celeriac, peeled and chopped
3 tablespoons butter (or more!)
Salt, pepper and nutmeg to taste

Boil potatoes until tender and drain.  Boil celeriac in milk until very soft.  Drain, reserving milk.  Mash each separately until very smooth.  Combine adding milk, butter, seasonings to taste.  Serve hot!

1.5 pounds potatoes, peeled and chopped
1 bunch kale, midribs removed
1 bunch leeks, cleaned and sliced (or substitute onions)
½-1 cup cream
Salt and pepper

Boil potatoes until tender.  Steam kale until very tender.  Drain well. Cook leeks in cream until tender, about 5-10 minutes.  Mash potatoes with leeks, cream, and then beat in kale until pale green and fluffy.  Add butter, salt and pepper to taste.  Serve piping hot!

4-5 tablespoons oil or butter
1/2 cup shallot (or onion) sliced
1 pound potatoes, peeled and very thinly sliced
Salt and pepper
7-8 eggs, beaten
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon dried thyme or any minced fresh herbs like chives or parsley

Sauté shallots in 1-2 tablespoons oil until tender, about 5-10 minutes.  Combine with potatoes, oil, salt and pepper.  Roast at 400 until tender, 20-30 minutes.  Whisk eggs, milk & herbs together, season with salt and pepper.  In oven safe skillet, pour eggs over potatoes and bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes.  Serve with salsa!

Availability: July (New) and September-March (Storage)

Storage tips: Refrigerate in the crisper drawer for at least a few weeks.

How to eat: Potatoes are a great all purpose vegetable. To boil potatoes, wash and place in a pan with water to cover. Bring to boil and boil 10-15 minutes or until a fork easily pierces through to the middle of the potato. Serve hot with melted butter.

2 cups heavy cream
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
about 2 lbs. potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
2 medium parsnips, peeled, trimmed, and thinly sliced
1 large shallot, thinly sliced (or 1/2 cup onion, thinly sliced)
1 medium celeriac, peeled, halved, and thinly sliced
8 ounces cheese, coarsely shredded

1. Preheat oven to 325°. In a small saucepan, bring cream, salt, and nutmeg to a simmer. Remove from heat and set aside.

2. Lay half the potatoes evenly in a shallow 2 1/2-qt. baking dish, followed by half the parsnips and all the shallot/onion and celeriac. Top with half the cheese. Add remaining parsnips, then remaining potatoes. Pour warm cream over vegetables. Sprinkle evenly with remaining cheese.

3. Bake until bubbling, golden brown, and tender when pierced, about 1 1/4 hours. Let sit 10 minutes before serving.

Make ahead: Up to 2 days; reheat at 325° until center is warm, about 30 minutes.

1 lb. potatoes, boiled until just tender and cut into 1” pieces
2 Tbls. cooking oil
¼ - ½ tsp chili flakes
¼ tsp whole fennel seeds
½ tsp mustard seeds
½ tsp whole cumin seeds
1 cup ripe tomatoes, chopped
1 tsp salt
¼ tsp turmeric powder
1/8 tsp cayenne powder (optional)

Heat the oil in a medium pot over medium-high heat. When hot add chili flakes, fennel seeds, mustard seeds, and cumin seeds for 15 seconds. Immediately add tomatoes, salt, turmeric, optional cayenne, and potatoes. Add ¾ cup water, stir, turn heat to low, cover and cook gently for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Mash a few potato pieces into the cooking liquid to thicken.  Serve hot.