General: red potatoes - what to do with them?

Subject: red potatoes - what to do with them?
From: Nancy (SingerNOSPAM77 at
Date: Sat, 04 Nov 2000 15:02:34 GMT
Hi there all,
Did I spell potatoes correctly? Potatos? Potatoes? Ah...whatever....

My future MIL gave me a bag of red potatos. Anyone have any creative ideas for using them? I know I could make the standard potato salad or my old family recipe for German potato salad....but I was thinking maybe you all have some other ideas. Thanks!
From: Jill McQuown
Date: Sat, 4 Nov 2000 09:10:56 -0600
Oh, this one is simple! Boil them and then make parsley'd potatoes (butter, salt, pepper, parsley). Or cut them into quarters and throw them in with a pot roast. Red potatoes aren't terribly different from white, just a slightly more waxy texture. Ask your future MIL what she does with them (that's what she probably wants you to do anyway).
From: Nancy (SingerNOSPAM77 at
Date: Sat, 04 Nov 2000 15:24:55 GMT
Jill McQuown wrote:
> Oh, this one is simple! Boil them and then make parsley'd potatoes (butter,
> salt, pepper, parsley). Or cut them into quarters and throw them in with a
> pot roast. true. I think I'll make a pot roast tonight! mmmm.....little carrots and bits of onion too! nice for a cold night! Thanks!
From: catmandy99 at aol.comcrap (Sheryl Rosen)
Date: 06 Nov 2000 03:28:32 GMT
There was an awesome recipe for Parslied Potatoes in the Penzeys catalog. See if it's on

It involved red potatoes, chicken broth and dried parsley, but I don't remember it exactly. Looked fantastic, though.

Would be phenomenal with roasted chicken.
From: Martha Hughes (bastzine at
Date: Thu, 09 Nov 2000 02:27:55 GMT
I tried to find the exact recipe, but I couldn't. It's from Cooking Light:

Roasted Garlicky Potato Salad:

Oil a baking pan. Roast cut red potatoes and garlic cloves for 20 minutes at 350, turning occasionally. Combine with yogurt-mayo-mustard dressing and green onions. Add salt and pepper. Jeez, I wish I could find the exact recipe, because this is one of the best tasting potato salads I've ever had.
From: GaryO (gary_okada at
Date: Thu, 09 Nov 2000 04:21:00 GMT
Roasting is one very good way to enjoy red potatoes.
From: Martha Hughes (bastzine at
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2000 18:56:48 GMT
> Roasting is one very good way to enjoy red potatoes.

Placing them in a potato salad after roasting is what makes this recipe so good and unusual.
From: Ponce de Leon (saab98 at
Date: Sat, 4 Nov 2000 10:49:07 -0500
Garlic Mashed Potatoes

The absolute best!

1 lb. Red Potatoes
3 Tbsp. Butter
1/4 C. Half and Half, or Milk
4 cloves Roasted Garlic

BAKE potatoes in a 350 degree oven for about 20-30 minutes.

WRAP a bulb of garlic in foil and roast that, be sure to coat the bulb with some olive oil before you roast it.

REMOVE potatoes from oven and allow them to cool. You can leave the peelings on or off.

CUT potatoes, into 1" cubes and add butter, half and half, and mix with with an electric mixture. Add cloves of garlic, and salt and pepper to taste.

THE extra step of 'baking' vs 'boiling' is one of the reasons for their great flavor. Another tip is to heat the milk and butter before adding them to the potatoes, and mashing. However, with either step you will need to re-heat these potatoes in a saucepan until they warm up again.
From: Ponce de Leon (saab98 at
Date: Sat, 4 Nov 2000 10:50:45 -0500

1 Shannon Traditional Slab Bacon (11/4 - 2lb)
1/2 green cabbage and 1/2 white cabbage
8 potatoes (peeled)
Salt and pepper

Remove slab bacon from plastic bag. Cover with cold water. Bring to boil and drain. Cover with fresh cold water. Bring to boil and then simmer for 25 minutes per 1lb plus 25 minutes over. Remove outer leaves of cabbage. Cut in half, add to the saucepan and simmer for the last 20 minutes. Remove bacon to chopping board and carve into thin slices. Drain cabbage, season with salt & pepper, chop and add a knob of butter. Serve the bacon with the cabbage and boiled potatoes and parsley sauce.


1/4 cup butter
3 tablespoons flour
1/4 cup cabbage stock
11/4 cups milk
1/2 cup finely chopped parsley

Melt butter in saucepan and stir in flour to make roux. Cook without browning over medium heat for 1 or 2 minutes. Gradually add cabbage stock, then milk. Bring to boil and stir for a few minutes. Add parsley and season to taste with pepper. Makes about two and a half cups. Serves 4
From: Ponce de Leon (saab98 at
Date: Sat, 4 Nov 2000 10:51:30 -0500
1 lb. Small Red Potatoes
1/2 Tsp. Fresh Rosemary
1/4 Medium size Red Onion
1 Pinch Salt
1 Pinch Black Pepper
1 Pinch Granulated Garlic
1 Pinch Paprika

1. Wash and cut potatoes in half, steam until tender then cool.

2. Clean and chop fresh Rosemary. Clean and dice Red Onion. Toss Potatoes, diced onions and spices in a mixing bowl then place in a roasting dish.

3. Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees and bake for 35-45 minutes.
From: Ponce de Leon (saab98 at
Date: Sat, 4 Nov 2000 10:52:19 -0500

Serving Size: 24
Categories: Potato, Vegetarian, Vegetables, Appetizers

24 Baby red potatoes
3/4 c Sour cream
24 Walnut halves, toasted
24 Fresh dill sprigs

Cook potatoes in boiling water for 8 to 12 minutes until just tender. Drain and cool. Slice off the bottom end of each potato so it sits upright and slice off a third of the top. (If potaotes are medium small cut them in half and use both halves) With a melon baller, scoop out the potato and fill with a dollop of sour cream. Top with walnut halves and tuck in a sprig of dill.
From: Goomba (Goomba at
Date: Sat, 04 Nov 2000 10:54:49 -0500
Lovely parsley potatoes come to mind. Down south here we'd use em with green beans and a lil ham too. I just made a vegetable curry that called for 1 1/2 pounds of em. Nice things, they are!
From: Judy Bednar (jbednar at
Date: Sun, 5 Nov 2000 23:57:26 +1100
Well, someone asked me to send Hungarian recipes. Here's one! But first, I need to point out, don't do this if you're on a diet!

I'm afraid I don't have exact ingredients, I've never weighed any of this!

Layered potatoes. (My friends call it Hungarian Potatoes)

Boil some potatoes in their jackets. Also make some hard boiled eggs (4-6) Other ingredients needed are a bottle of sour cream
(400gr) and some smoked sausage, (preferably Csabai - which you can buy in any supermarket here in OZ, - similar to salami, but not quite - but you could use any spicy sausage you like)

Butter an overproof dish

Peel and slice the potatoes (while still warm), slice the eggs and the sausage.

Put one layer of potatoes in the dish, then a layer of eggs and a layer of sausage. Sprinkle with salt & pepper and a few dobs of butter. Repeat until dish is full, or you run out of ingredients, (whichever comes first <g>) finishing with a layer of potatoes. Pour generous amount of sour cream on top to cover and heat in 200C oven until heated through and brown on top.

The egg and/or sausage layers don't have to completely cover the potato layers, so you don't need as much of those as potatoes.

All my friends seem to like it, they are always asking me to bring some "Hungarian potatoes" to their dinner parties. They serve it as a side dish, although we serve it as a main meal with a salad.

BTW, Csabai is available hot or mild, take your pick!
From: Stan Horwitz (stan at
Date: 5 Nov 2000 20:22:17 GMT
My favorite way to cook those potatoes is quite simple. You wash them thoroughly. Leave the skins on. Cut each potato in half. Put the spuds on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with fresh or dried rosemary, salt, and fresh ground pepper, and perhaps a little garlic. Drizzle each potato with a drop or two of olive oil. Bake them in a 400 degree oven for half an hour. Test one potato. If it tastes done, then all the potatoes should be done. If not, then let the potatoes cook some more. Goes great with just about any food.
Subject: What are red potatoes ? was red potatoes - what to do with them?
From: Mike Reid (gillardreid at
Date: Wed, 08 Nov 2000 13:37:56 +0000
Following up to Nancy :
>My future MIL gave me a bag of red potatos. Anyone have any creative ideas
>for using them?

Red Cara are good for all roasting and baking.
Desiree for boiling and roasting

Red Craig Royal, Red King Edward, Redskin ?

When potatoes are sold as "reds" which one are they ?
From: Barry in Indy (sascobguy at
Date: Wed, 08 Nov 2000 15:55:59 GMT
> When potatoes are sold as "reds" which one are they ?

Good question. When I was cooking in Central Pennsylvania, we used to get bags of what were called "creamers." They were the most delicious, "creamiest" potatoes I ever tasted. All we did was to pare a strip of skin from around the potato, then bake them, and serve them with clarified butter and parsley. I haven't been able to find a red potato nearly half as tasty commercially.

BTW I always steam my red potatoes whole, for about 30-35 minutes, sometimes adding various herbs to the water. When they have cooled sufficiently to be handled, the skins come off easily.