Creamy Pan-Roasted Potatoes

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It has been a while since I posted a potato recipe. I still cook  them ( a lot I will say), but since they are often the same, or not presentable for pictures I have not shared them. I thought I would share this recipe I fixed a few days ago. My husband loved them so much that he kept on raving about them ( and almost did not share them with his two children…)

Ingredients for 2-4 people:

  • 1 bag of tiny new yellow potatoes
  • 2 tbsp of butter
  • 1/4 cup of heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp of fresh or dry parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Place the potatoes in the colander and run water over them to clean them.
  2. Place the potatoes in the round mold, place the octogonal silpat on top of the round mold and microwave for 5-7 minutes or until they are cooked, but still 1
  4. Place a large frying pan over the stove at medium high temperature and melt the butter. When the butter is melted and is sizzling, add the cut potatoes. photo 2
  5. Cook the potatoes for 5-7 minutes or until the potatoes are roasted to your liking. photo 3
  6. Add the cream, the parsley and season with salt and pepper.
  7. Cook until the cream is boiling. Season with salt and pepper. photo 4Serve with whatever you are eating. My family had steamed broccoli and kobe 1

Bon Appetit and Happy Cooking!!!

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Roasted New Potatoes with Green Onions and Brie Cheese

If people were to ask me, what is my favorite food, I would probably say that it is cheese and strong coffee ice-cream. My favorite cheese is goat cheese, and my “Peche Mignon” are those little crotins de Chavignol, or small goat cheeses that are crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. I love them so much that when I drive to Greenville, I usually will stop at the Whole Food store to buy one just to meet my cravings. Luckily goat cheese is one of the few cheese I can eat without having terrible cramps ( being lactose intolerant). So you guess it, coffee ice-cream is now just a dream. I do not even attempt to try. It is not worth the pain….

What is so funny, is that even though I cannot eat a lot of cheese, I always buy some randomly just because they are an easy addition to any dish, and can add so much flavor!!! This Monday evening, there was so much that needed to be done that I did not have time to spend time in the kitchen so I decided to cook my husband the following dinner. Roasted Potatoes, with steamed green beans and German meatloaf or Fleich Kasse that I bought from the Deli Korner. Fast, probably not that healthy, but still better than Fast food…

For the potatoes, you will need the following ingredients for 4: 1 bag of the new potatoes, 1/2 brie cheese from Costco, 3 green onions chopped thinly, salt and pepper.

Wash the potatoes thoroughly by brushing them with a small brush. Place them in the large round mold, and add 1/2 tsp of water with a dash of salt. Cover the round mold with the octogonal silpat and cook in the microwave for 6 minutes. When the potatoes are cooked, cut them in half, and place them back into the round mold. Add the chopped green onions, the diced cheese and sprinkle 1/8 tsp of salt, 1/16 tsp of pepper and mix well. Cook in the oven at 375 for 15 minutes. Et voila!!!

Bon Appetit and Happy Cooking!!!

Steamed New Potatoes with Herb Butter

Being married to a German man can be quite a challenge?!?! Why because it is harder and harder to think of new ways to fix potatoes. Luckily today as I went to pick up those sirloin patties, I saw those new potatoes. New potatoes are so tasty on their own. There is really nothing you need to do beside steaming them and adding fresh herbs and butter…

Ingredients: 1 bag of new potatoes ( preferably white, they cook quicker than the red one and or the purple one and when you are in a hurry, it is what you need…), 1 tbsp of butter melted, 1/8 tsp of salt, 1 dash of fresh pepper, 1 tsp of chopped parsley.

Place the new potatoes in the round mold, add 1 tbsp of water and 1/8 tsp of salt. Place the octogonal silpat on the round mold, and cook them for 8-9 minutes in the microwave. Remove the potatoes from the round mold, peel the skin off, add the melted butter, the chopped parsley, the pepper and stir well. Add salt if needed. Et voila!!!

Bon Appetit and Happy Cooking!!!

Pomme de Terre Savoyarde ( Savoyard Roasted Potatoes)

Last year a very good friend introduced me to the wonderful Asheville Market. We went there to buy pumpkins and flowers to decorate the house for the fall. Because I had such a good time, and wanted to do something fun with my children, I dragged my family to  the Asheville Market again this past week-end to get pumpkins, and fresh autumn vegetables. We even went to a corn maze and the Biltmore Village. What a busy day! But we had lots of fun! I bought lots of produces of course. Everything looked so good!!! I bought apples, beans, potatoes…. Have you ever bought new potatoes?!?! If you have not, You must! They taste so different from the other ones. They are so much sweeter and need nothing, just a little bit of salt and butter;-)

Since I had purchased those new potatoes, I fixed a raclette that same evening. My family loved it!!! Well since I had a few more potatoes, I decided to fix an easy dish this evening: Pomme de terre Savoyarde. It is easy, very tasty and fast!!!

Ingredients for 4 people: 12 small potatoes, 1/4 lb of capocollo ham, 1/4 lb of raclette cheese or any other strong cheese such as morbier, comte…, 1 small purple onion, 1 tbsp of fresh thyme, salt and pepper.

Place the potatoes in  the large round mold, cover the octogonal silpat and cook for 4 minutes. Remove the potatoes from the round mold and slice them thinly. Be careful not to burn your fingers. Spread the sliced potatoes over the silpat, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Layer the cheese over the potatoes, then layer the capocollo ham and finish with the sliced onion rings. Sprinkle with chopped fresh thyme. Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes at 450. Et voila! Serve with a green salad.

Bon Appetit and Happy Cooking!!!