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One Sack of Potatoes, One Week of Delicious Sides

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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?


by on Oct. 3, 2011 at 12:00 AM
Replies (11-20):
lasombrs
by on Oct. 3, 2011 at 9:26 AM
we make chips all the time! i also like scalloped potatoes, and recreating a dish from a place we like called gator taters
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imadekyle
by Gold Member on Oct. 3, 2011 at 9:28 AM

 i love to roast them with fresh dill and some olive oil...salt and pepper. i love the potatoes!!

cherylw993
by Cheryl on Oct. 3, 2011 at 9:30 AM

How could I have forgot about this recipe. It is from Taste of Home and I usually make it for Easter Dinner with my ham. YUM.

Loaded Red Potato Casserole

 Loaded Red Potato Casserole
"This potato casserole has the same flavor of the potato skins you can order as a restaurant appetizer," shares Charlane Gathy of Lexington, Kentucky. "It's an ideal dish for tailgating and potlucks."
9 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 16 small red potatoes
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup crumbled cooked bacon
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives

Directions

  • Place potatoes in a Dutch oven and cover with water. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat; cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until tender.
  • Drain.
  • Mash potatoes with the milk, butter, pepper and salt. Transfer to a
  • greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with 1 cup cheese and
  • bacon.
  • Dollop with sour cream; sprinkle with chives and remaining cheese.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until cheese is
jenleejohn
by New Member on Oct. 3, 2011 at 11:50 AM

I like to cube potatoes, cut up some red, yellow, and red peppers, drizzle with evoo and spring Tony's cajun seasoning and then toss.  Sprinkle cheddar cheese 10 minutes before pulling from oven.  A little ranch on them at the table is delicious!

butterfly-jo
by on Oct. 3, 2011 at 11:56 AM

the curried potatoes sound awesome.  i love curry. 

i like scalloped potatoes, mashed potatoes, ranch potatoes :)

kurtkamkaitsmom
by Kerry on Oct. 3, 2011 at 12:05 PM

 All your sides sounds good.... We make alot of mashed potatoes, scallop potatoes, potato casserole  to go with ham or chicken.. fried potatoes baked potatoes, baked potato... :o)

JOCELYN011710
by Member on Oct. 3, 2011 at 2:54 PM

oh the curry sounds so good

jaytee
by on Oct. 3, 2011 at 3:13 PM

mmm, I'm definitely trying the curry potato

mommaspride
by Melanie on Oct. 3, 2011 at 3:38 PM

 For a week of potato sides it would be mashed potatoes, fried potatoes, baked potatoes, potato salad, french fries, and hashbrowns.

MamaMandee
by Mandee on Oct. 3, 2011 at 4:25 PM

How could I forget potato salad!?! My hubby makes a super yummy one!! 

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