You say Potato....

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  1. Jo6pak

    Jo6pak Full Access Member

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    OK, so we can't live by grilled meat alone. Sometimes we have to eat things that didn't have parents.

    Let's get some spud recipes too.

    Here is one of my favorites, an easy potato side dish. I figure lots of folks mix up a version of this one, but here goes.

    Cheezy Sour Cream Spuds

    Shopping list
    2 lb bag of cubed potatoes (preferably Potatoes O'brien, with the onions and peppers mixed in.)
    8 or 16 oz. Sour Cream (depends on how creamy you like)
    1 can of Cream of Chicken Soup
    1/4 cup of Butter
    2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese (the sharper the better)

    Steps
    1. Preheat oven to 350

    2. Make sure the potatoes are thawed

    3. Combine everything in a big bowl. (I've found that the best way to do this is to combine the potatoes and cheese and mis them together. Then alternate adding individual scoops of the sour cream, soup and butter stirring as you go.) This makes it easier to evenly distribute everything.

    4. Put in a 3qt casserole. you can use a 2qt, but make sure you put a cookie sheet or pizza pan under it while baking. Sometimes it will bubble over.

    5. Bake at 350 for about 45 minutes, at which point it should be bubbling a bit in the center and brown around the edges. Then stir and bake for another 5-15 minutes.

    Options
    Adding ham cubes is a nice option for more of a one dish meal. I suppose adding chicken or turkey may be good to, although I havne't tried it.
     
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    Mmmmm. This sounds pretty good. I love potatoes and cheese. Sounds like the recipe needs more cheese though :D
     
  3. Ry' N Jen

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    That sounds very yummy indeed!

    I do similar thing with left over baked spuds.
    Only I omit the soup.
    I fill the emptied out potato skins with the potato/sour cream mix which first gets whipped with a blender and top them with old Tillamook cheddar cheese (and real bacon bits on mine) , then re-bake them in the oven at 450 for about 45 minutes.
     
  4. KeswickDave

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    That sounds tasty!

    My mom's whipped mashed potatoes are awesome. It goes something like this:

    - Peel/cube/boil potatoes
    - mash potatoes, add sour cream, cream cheese and butter, whip until creamy.
    - bake in casserole dish until the top is browned

    Exact quantities are a closely guarded secret, I don't even know them but I usually just wing it depending on the quantity of potatoes.

    Speaking of potatoes, does anyone else think that potatoes and corn go together like nothing else?
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  5. Ry' N Jen

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    Potatoes and corn or potatoes and peas or both!
    BBQ'ed corn in the husk is also very tasty!
     
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    Heres one of our favs.

    Thinly slice some potaots and onionsthen mince some garlic, toss everything together in a bowl with salt, pepper, crushed red pepper, olive oil and basalmic vinegar (all to taste). Place the ingredients into some aluminum foil, and close the foil. Punch some holes in the foil and place on a heated grill on med/high heat till the potatoes are done, about an hour.
     
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    I'll have to try that sometime!
     
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    Mm should be delicious
     
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    Made some broccoli, ham and potato soup yesterday. Does that count?

    Pretty happy, though, I didn't use a recipe and it turned out really good. I added some leftover mashed potatoes (that would otherwise not get eaten) to the base as a thickener. Who needs Panera, anyway?