Cheesy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Cheesy Garlic Mashed PotatoesAlright this is an easy one.  But it’s a favorite.  They are quite tasty.  And they are a starch – well established that I quite enjoy them.  And there’s garlic.  In abundance.  What’s better than that?

I don’t like my mashed potatoes all smooth and well mixed.  That’s not to say I like artificially lumpy mashed.  Nay nay.  I don’t use a mixer either, it seems like cheating a bit.  I have a heavy potato masher and it’s a lovely therapeutic thing to give everything a solid thrashing.

This recipe is a bit of a staple.  Many people have different mashed potato recipes, I’m sure they’re probably all right.  This one isn’t healthy, really.  Don’t expect weight watchers with this one.  What you will get is a really tasty side, or snack, or a meal if you feel the way I do about potatoes. Continue reading

Meyer Lemon and Rosemary Salt Roasted Potatoes

Meyer Lemon and Rosemary Salt Roasted PotatoesI have a professed love for starch.  Not much of a surprise.  Bread, potatoes…anything starchy really, I’m in.  These potatoes are fairly on the out of control level.  They take a while to cook, twice even, but the lemon thing is really mellow and they actually caramelize really really nicely (the lemons – not the potatoes.)  They are one of those things that might take a little while, but you can walk away and do something else for almost the whole time they’re doing their thing.  Bonus! Continue reading

Kickin’ Homefries – The Best I’ve Ever Had!

Kickin' Home Fries

As much as I like bread, potatoes are a close second.  Starch I guess runs my life.  I’m surprised I don’t huff cans of laundry starch to get a fix when I’m feeling the urge for something starchy.   Mashed, salt potatoes, fries, nothing comes quite close to my ideal as a homefry.    I have a thing about homefries.  They’re either too bland, too burnt, or too smooshy.  A bit of a case of Goldilocks – nothing is ever quite right.  But I’ve figured it out, finally!!   I’ve fried them, steamed them, baked them…combinations of all of the above.  Nothing ever gave me what I was looking for.  I finally got a lock on it, and it makes them easier and healthier to boot.  Another win-win!  Brown, crispy, not burnt, not greasy, spicy and salty, and fluffy inside.  I could not be more ecstatic. Continue reading