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Subject: How do you cook canned new potatoes?
Newsgroups: rec.food.cooking

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From: Ted 
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 1997 18:53:32 -0800
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I had those little round potatoes a while back at a wedding and they
were very addicting.  I must have had 3rd's that night.  Anyway, how do
you cook them?  The ones I had were in a thin gravy type sauce - as if
they were placed around a roast beef.

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From: Nancy Young 
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 08:48:17 -0500
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I thought it was just me.  I was kind of embarrassed when I posted
that I loved those canned potatoes.  A number of people have told
me since that they love them too.

Someone told me their mother always cooked them around a roast.

I love this recipe adapted from Biba Caggiano's Northern Italian
Cooking:

Roasted Potato Balls

canned potatoes (cut the large ones in half so you wind up 
  with reasonably consistant sized potatoes)
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons dried rosemary
2 garlic cloves
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Melt butter with oil in a large skillet.  When butter foams, add
drained potatoes, rosemary, garlic and salt and pepper.  Cook over
medium heat, turning frequently.  When potatoes are golden, remove
garlic.  Serve immediately. 


I actually prefer her recipe as written, but it's a lot more work.
You use a melon baller on 8 large potatoes to make the potato balls, 
then boil them in salted water for 1 minute, then continue with the
recipe.  

The aim is to have the outside of the potatoes be browned and chewy. 

You can use 2 sprigs fresh rosemary, which you'd remove with the garlic,
but the dried rosemary left on them make the potatoes that much better.

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From: cbrooks[at]super.zippo.com (Cathy Brooks)
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 16:11:02 GMT
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I always cook potatoes with a roast.  They soak up all the juices and
taste delicious.  Probably no very healthy, but oh well.

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From: cogman[at]cyberenet.net (Friend)
Date: 13 Nov 1997 00:17:12 GMT
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I love those roasted canned new potatoes, but my favorite way to cook them
is to fry them. I open a can of those potatoes, cut them in half, let them
drain on paper towels for a few minutes, and then I throw them in a hot frying
pan and sprinkle fresh ground pepper, papprika, and garlic power on them. I
cover the pan and let the potatoes cook for a few minutes than I flip the
potatoes over and let them cook in the cover pan a few minutes more. The
potatoes come out with a nice crispy crust and soft inside. Yum! I am going
to make them for dinner tonight!

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From: Michael L Kankiewic 
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 10:40:25 -0500
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I like to dip them in hot vegetable oil with salt and lots of rosemary.

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From: About College 
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 10:57:23 -0500
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Yup, just put them around the meat your roasting.

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From: penmart10[at]aol.com (Sheldon)
Date: 12 Nov 1997 19:10:50 GMT
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Eat cold straight from the can.  They are already cooked.  Or, heat and
eat, by preparing them further, using whatever method you would any other
pre-cooked potato, ie. roast, fry, add to soups, stews, salads, etc.

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From: damsel[at]visa.com (Damsel in dis Dress)
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 20:43:11 GMT
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I had them at a friend's house once, and have made them her way ever
since.  She just dusted them with flour, paprika, salt, and pepper, and
cooked them in a little butter until crispy.  Not bad ..

Carol

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From: nancy-dooley[at]uiowa.edu (Nancy Dooley)
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 1997 16:00:34 GMT
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Damsel in dis Dress wrote:
>I had them at a friend's house once, and have made them her way ever
>since.  She just dusted them with flour, paprika, salt, and pepper, and
>cooked them in a little butter until crispy.  Not bad ..

No need for the flour.

I like to use up left-over baked potatoes by frying them in butter.
Sprinkle seasoning on as desired.  

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From: Jerry Roush 
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 1997 14:46:49 +0000
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Nancy Dooley wrote:
> I like to use up left-over baked potatoes by frying them in butter.
> Sprinkle seasoning on as desired.

A friend here at work brought me some Chilpotle Potato Pancakes for
breakfast yesterday. MMmmm..  When he gives me the recipe, I'll post it!

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From: Lisa Smith 
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 20:26:04 -0600
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I love those little suckers, My mom used to heat them in a pan with lots of
butter and salt and pepper.


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