Roasted Potato Salad

This is a pretty healthy dish and can act as a great side to a lot of different main courses.

 

  • 1 ½ lb small red potatoes
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • ½ tbsp minced garlic
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  • 1 ½ tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ½ tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 ½ tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 hard boiled eggs
  • ¼ cup bacon bits
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Serves: 4-6

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Half or quarter the potatoes. Mix with one tbsp olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic. Roast in oven until the tops are browned—about 20 minutes. Than flip the potatoes over and roast until the tops are browned again.
  3. Mix together 3 tbsp olive oil, green onions, parsley, vinegar, honey, brown sugar and the mustard.
  4. Place potatoes into a bowl and crumble hard boiled eggs over the top with the bacon bits.
  5. Spoon herb dressing over the top and serve.

November 1, 2012. Tags: , , , . Side Starches. Leave a comment.

Chive and Goat Cheese Biscuits

Makes: 9 Biscuits

Adapted from Oprah.com

  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Baking Powder
  • 2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 4 tbsp Unsalted Butter (Cold)
  • 4 tbsp Goat Cheese
  • 2 tbsp chives
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp. Unsalted Butter (Melted), for brushing
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese (Optional)
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.  Place a cupcake pan in the oven while it’s preheating.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, salt, finely chopped up chives, baking powder, and baking soda.  Cut the butter and the goat cheese into small 1/4-inch squares, and add to the flour mixture.  Make a well in the center and pour in the buttermilk.  Stir to combine.  The mixture should be lightly wet.
  3. Remove the pan from the oven and lightly grease it, and then scoop the batter into the cups.  Brush the tops with the melted butter. Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes until the tops are lightly golden brown.  Remove them from the oven and top with grated parmesan cheese.
  4. Cool in the pan until warm or room temperature.

October 25, 2012. Tags: , , , . Side Starches. Leave a comment.

Twice-Baked Potato

A classic twice-baked potato that’s easy to make and tastes great too.

1 Potato

  • 2 tbsp, 1 tsp sour cream
  • 1 tsp chopped chives
  • ½ tbsp minced garlic
  • ½ tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese
  • ¼ tsp garlic salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1 slice bacon cooked (optional)

Serves: 2

  1. Using a fork, poke holes in the potato. Place in 400 degree oven for 45 minutes to an hour, or until cooked completely through.
  2. Combine butter, chives, sour cream, garlic, ¼ cup of cheese, salt and pepper in a bowl. Crumble up cooked bacon (optional).
  3. Take cooked potato (while still hot) and cut in half lengthwise. Scoop out the inside with a spoon (be careful not to burn yourself) and combine with butter and sour cream mixture. It should be hot enough to melt cheese and butter. Stir until potatoes are mashed and everything is thoroughly combined.
  4. Take half of the mixture and place it into the first potato skin. Sprinkle 1/8 of cheese on top. Repeat with the second skin.
  5. Place on baking sheet and put back into oven until cheese is browned on top (about 5-10 minutes).

October 22, 2012. Tags: , , . Side Starches. Leave a comment.