Posted at 9:30 am
The slices across the tops of them that spread out with cooking give them a certain flair
Shhhhhh, don’t tell people just how easy this is to make!
Four ingredients to make perfect paprika potatoes
- 5 to 6 large new white potatoes washed and trimmed, but not peeled.
(If you can’t eat an unpeeled potato, then you know what you must do)
- One teaspoon olive oil per potato
- McCormick’s brand Smoked Paprika seasoning
- Garlic powder
Make 1/4 to 1/2 ” scores across the tops of each potato. Place in a microwavable dish. Drizzle with olive oil and then shake on garlic powder and smoked paprika. Microwave for 15 minutes. Check for tenderness with a fork. If potatoes are undercooked, microwave for another 5 to 10 minutes.
As microwave ovens vary, please use these timings as guidelines.
Why not try pairing this with Asiago Cheese Stuffed Tomatoes and Lemon Pepper Salmon or Easy Dinner Party Chicken
Posted at 9:13 pm
It’s almost Canada Day, so in celebration here’s a red and white roasted potato recipe!
Before cooking, wash trim and prick potatoes
Trimmed, dressed and ready for roasting
Served with roasted chicken, broccoli and cheese sauce
These baby potatoes don’t take long to prepare or cook so they can easily become a family favorite. You can also freestyle the recipe and add paprika, garlic powder, or your other favorites
- Two to three cups of baby potatoes (I used a mix of red and white)
- Three tablespoons of olive oil
- One teaspoon Italian spice mix
- One teaspoon coarse salt
- Coarsely ground pepper
Heat oven to 350 degrees f.
Trim any spots off potatoes and wash. Prick each potato with a fork. Microwave for about 16 minutes. Pour oil on a foil-lined baking pan and add microwaved potatoes. Toss in the oil and season with the spices, salt and pepper. Bake in oven for about 15 more minutes, turning potatoes over once or twice. Remove from oven when potatoes are soft in middle and golden and partly crispy on the outside.
Posted at 2:05 am
Many years ago I attended the wedding of my friend in Orlando, Florida. While on that trip we ate at a great restaurant called “Bahama Breezes” and had the best sweet potato dish. We’ve tried to replicate it at home because it was so darn good!
- 4 or 5 large sweet potatoes
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- ¼ cup molasses
- ¼ cup butter
- 1 tbsp. cinnamon
Wash and pierce each potato and microwave them until soft. Cut in half and let cool for about five minutes. Scoop out the centres and transfer to a bowl. Mash potatoes thoroughly, and add the remaining ingredients. Stir until well blended and then serve or transfer to a heat-proof dish and pop in the oven to keep warm while the rest of your dinner cooks.