Friday, December 17, 2010

Those Potatoes!!!

Mollie writes:

One of my favorite recipes is for a very basic potato dish.  It doesn't have a name, it is just a simple potato recipe that most folks make one way or another.  Here's mine -

You will need

cast iron pan - approx. 8 inches diameter
aluminum foil
sharp knife
kitchen towel


1 stick butter
8 small red potatoes
1 large sliced onion - a cheap white onion is best, frankly
20 peeled cloves of garlic (I buy 'em at the store pre-peeled or you can buy 3 whole  heads and peel yourself)
a branch of rosemary (maybe a foot long?)
salt and pepper.

Melt, at medium heat, 1/2 of the stick of butter in cast iron pan until just melted.

Wash and dry the potatoes.  DO NOT peel 'em.  Slice potatoes lengthwise, then completely dry the potatoes, especially the cut side.  Place the potatoes, cut side down and dry, into the melted butter.  The dried potato will brown better.  Chop the onions to a size you prefer, add to potatoes in pan.  Put whole, peeled cloves of garlic in pan.  Add the rosemary, than lightly salt and pepper.

Take the leftover 1/2 stick of butter and butter the dull side of the aluminum foil.  Then take whatever leftover butter you have and chop it into the potato mixture in the pan.  Put the aluminum foil, butter side down, over the potatoes and seal over pan.

Cook over low heat for 1/2 hour.  Best potatoes bar none!

You can also add pre-browned sausages before you seal the pan with the aluminum foil.  Makes for a very inexpensive yummy dinner!

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