Last Saturday, I brought a sack of potatoes while at the grocery store. It was a good deal. I could not help it. But, come Sunday, I just stared at it, wondering what the heck I was going to do with an entire sack of potatoes.
Then it hit me. Sitting in front of me was a whole week of delicious sides - endless possibilities. Yes, we would be eating a lot of potatoes that week, but it would be fun, because it was a challenge to come up with different and new ideas. Here's what I came up with for dinner sides Monday through Friday.
Curried Baked Potatoes - I've been loving curry lately. So, I thought this dish would make an excellent accompaniment to grilled chicken and tomatoes. Boy did it ever. I peeled and cubed the potatoes. Put them into a large zip lock bag. Added some olive oil along with some cumin and curry. Shook it all up, and placed on a baking sheet. Popped in the oven at 425 until they were tender. Yum!
Kale and Potato Chips - I peeled and sliced a few potatoes into chip like pieces, and placed them on a baking sheet along with some kale. I drizzled olive oil over everything, then sprinkled with sea salt and paprika. This particular night we were having fish. So, fish and chips if you will! Not only do you get crispy, tasty potato chips with half the calories, but you're getting in a whole serving of veggies as well.
Baked Potatoes - Ok, I know this sounds like a no brainer, but baked potatoes were our dinner that night. We made them hearty by topping with our favorite store bought chili along with cheese, shredded lettuce and sour cream.
Olive Oil Dill Boiled Potatoes - We had this dish along side some crispy baked chicken. I took the potatoes, and cut into chunks. Boiled until tender, then let cool. Topped with butter and olive oil, chives and dill. Topped with a little squeeze of lemon. It made for a nice tangy side. I can definitely see this going along with some salmon as well.
Crispy Golden Fried Hash Browns - Here we are again with breakfast for dinner, a definitive family favorite. I made these hash browns and served them along side ham steak. over medium eggs, and of course toast.
Moms, what would you make for a week of delicious potato sides?