Posts Tagged ‘potatoes’

I made some delicious Hot German Potato Salad to go with our roast pork tonight.  I forgot to take a picture, I’ll get a picture when we have the leftovers  🙂  We really enjoyed it, I don’t know why I don’t make it more often?

Hot German Potato Salad

serves 4

about 1 1/2 lbs of potatoes

3 slices bacon

1/3 c onion(I used chives this time)

1 T corn starch

1 T sugar

1 t salt

pinch of celery seed

1/2 c water

1/4 c vinegar

Now, traditionally the potatoes should be cooked in their skins and then sliced.  I don’t like handling hot potatoes (and ours are really old this time of year) so I peeled them and cubed them (cubes are sturdier than rounds).  Boil potatoes until tender.

Meanwhile, fry bacon until crisp.  Remove and chop for later.  If using raw onions (I usually use dried) saute in bacon fat until soft.  Into bacon yumminess (aka fat) stir in cornstarch, salt, celery, and sugar.  Add a little butter if the bacon didn’t render enough.  Carefully pour in water and vinegar (keep face away from pot).  Stir until thick.

Drain potatoes, peel and slice if necessary.  Pour potatoes into sauce, add bacon and stir gently to coat.  Yum!

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I was suggesting these fries to some friends online, so I thought I’d share the recipe to all of you here.

Parmesan Oven Fries

enough potatoes

1/3 c oil

2T corn starch

1/3 c Parmesan cheese (I use the stuff in the can)

1/4 tsp garlic powder and paprika

Peel and cut up potatoes, into fries or pieces.  Mix everything else together and stir in potatoes to coat.  Pour into roasting pan or lined cookie sheet.

Bake 375F for 1 hour



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Here’s a few new recipes to share.  I’m sorry I forgot to take pictures.  I’ll try to remember the next time I make these.

First recipe is a link.  I know I’ve mentioned this recipe before, but the loin roast recipe over at Like Mother, Like Daughter is absolutely delicious.  It’s the recipe I used this year for Daddy’s birthday.

Have you seen the new flavoured Philly Cream Cheese tubs?  I picked up the herb and garlic one last grocery day and came up with these potatoes.  They are like my Company Potato recipe.

Easy, Fancy Mashed Potatoes

12 large potatoes, peeled and cooked

1 c lite sour cream (5%)

1 pkg (270g) flavoured cream cheese

3 T butter, softened

1/2 c mozzarella cheese (to make it stringy)

sprinkle of cheddar (for topping)

Cook and rice potatoes.  Have all other ingredients at room temperature for easy mixing.  Combine everything (except cheddar) and mix well.  Spoon into a greased casserole dish.  Sprinkle with cheddar.  Bake 350F for 30 minutes or until hot.

I had some boneless chicken breasts the other day and nothing to do with them.  So this is what I tried and it was yummy.

Parmesan Chicken Breasts

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts halves

1 c mayonnaise

1/2 c Parmesan cheese

1/2 t pepper

1 t garlic powder

Mix everything together and spoon over top the chicken breasts.  Bake 375F for 45 minutes.


Here’s another yummy soup.  It works with canned tomatoes or fresh.

Tomato Potato Soup

1 T butter

2 T oil

2 large onions, chopped

4 c peeled and cubed potatoes

1 c each celery and carrots, chopped

2 garlic, minced

1/2 t thyme

1 (14.5oz) can tomatoes

1 c chicken broth

2 c milk

1 1/2 T cornstarch (dissolve in a little water)

Cook onions in butter/oil until nice and golden brown.  Add vegetables, thyme and stock.  Simmer until vegetables are tender.  Add milk  and cornstarch.  Stir over low heat until soup thickens.




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Today Colin’s sister and brother-in-law had a pig roast.  We had a great time.  I made potato salad and thought you guys might like the recipe.  Sure beats the ‘Miracle Whip’ kind.

This is the pig bbq that Colin and Glenn built quite a few years ago.    As you can see it’s made from an old oil tank.  The pigs turn out best when they use charcoal, but Colin has been know to try to use wood too.

Colin and I helped Glenn carve up the piggy.  Boy was it hot!!

Lots of fixin’s to go with the pork.  This is Colin’s dad in the hat and Glenn’s mom and dad in the background.

One of the guests had a really amazing car.  Colin can’t remember the year, but it is completely original/never restored.  Boy, it sure ran nice, sounded much better than the truck  🙂

And finally, here’s the end of the party.  The kitties quite enjoyed the ‘doggie bags’ we brought home for them.

To be honest, I won’t eat potato salad.  But that’s because I like my potatoes hot  🙂  My sister on the other hand, will only eat my potato salad.

Start by making the Salad Dressing/Mayo alternative:

3/4 c oil                         1 egg

1 1/2 prepared mustard          2 t salt

2/3 c sugar, divided                 1/2 c and 2 1/2 T flour

1/3 c vinegar                                1 c water

Mix the oil, egg, mustard, salt and 1/3 c sugar and set aside.

Combine the rest of the ingredients (including the remaining 1/3 c sugar) in a saucepan.  Bring to a boil and stir until smooth and thick.  Add in first mixture and stir till smooth.

Potato Salad

12 medium potatoes, boiled, peeled and diced

1 sm onion, chopped fine – I often use green onions (scallions)

1 c celery, finely diced

1 t celery seed

4 hard-boiled eggs, diced

Toss gently in a bowl.


2 eggs, beaten                                  3/4 c sugar

1 t cornstarch                                  1/4-1/2 c vinegar

1/2 c milk                                            1 t prepared mustard

3 T butter                                            1 c salad dressing (above recipe)

Combine eggs, sugar, and cornstarch, add vinegar, milk and mustard.  Cook and stir until thickened.   Remove from heat and add butter and salad dressing.  Stir until smooth.  Pour over potato mixture and stir gently.

This makes a good size bowl, perfect for parties.  I’m sharing this recipe over at Miz. Helen’s Full Plate Thursday.  Check out the other yummy dishes.

Who’s looking closely at my pictures?  Do you notice something on our market table that ‘shouldn’t’ be ready yet?

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