LOOKING for: Potato recipes
I was in the grocery store today and the cutest little potato cookbook caught my eye, but I couldn't afford it, I'm on the austerity plan due to unemployment. Potatoes are a great inexpensive food for me to eat too. The cookbook had skillet dishes, soups, salads, gratins, a plethora of sexy looking mashed potato variations, pancakes, some kinds of pasta, gnocchi . . . Do any of you have a favorite, unique or gourmet potato dish you'd be willing to share?
Here's one to get this rolling:
Potato Salad with Green and Yellow Beans
8 oz. fresh green beans
8 oz. fresh yellow wax beans (I have subbed celery)
1 lb. small red potatoes
3 TBLSP olive oil
1 TBLSP balsamic vinegar (I'll bet you could use the white balsamic too)
1 clove garlic, pressed
1 tsp. salt or less (I use 1/4 tsp., I'm a health nut!)
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1/8 tsp. pepper or lemon pepper
1 small red onion, thinly sliced (or a small bunch of scallions)
Steam beans 15-10 min., rinse with cold water. Boil potatoes 15-20 min. til tender. Cool.
If the potatoes are really small, either leave whole or cut in half. Otherwise, dice potatoes into whatever bite size you like. Some people might like the beans and potatoes big and chunky, others smaller. I usually use frozen beans, so I just thaw and add them.
Add dressing to diced vegetables. Allow to marinate at least an hour before serving.
This is kind of a greek-style recipe, so goes good with other mediterranean dishes. Push comes to shove you can add feta cheese or garbanzo beans for a more substantial dish. You can add a little more dressing if it seems dry.