Friday, January 24, 2014

Tumbling Dice

Another day, another food entry.

I swear I'm not turning this into a food blog. There are those better than myself for that.

We still have had meat loaf left over and I wasn't going to make mashed-taters again. But I still had three pounds of Yukon golds to use up.

What to do? What to do?

Time to play around and see what I can make of them - that's what.  To be fair, I didn't use all the potatoes - maybe three or four medium ones.

So here we go:

4 cups - diced potatoes
3T - olive oil
2t - paprika
1/2t - salt
1/2t - garlic powder
1t - pepper
4oz  - grated Parmesan cheese

Combine all those ingredients into a baking dish - though hold some of the cheese for topping afterwards.

With a cooks best tool - clean hands - mix the contents together.

Place dish into a 425 degree pre-heated oven for 35-40 minutes, taking out every 10-15 minutes to toss the potatoes. 

Top with rest of the cheese when it comes out of the oven. 

Dish up and serve. 

They were pretty good, not great, though 710 really liked them. It was a welcome change from mashed, but I don't know soon I'd go way out of my way to make them again. I'm sure there are 1,001 potato dishes to make - so I'll keep plugging away.

Maybe my sometimes Spin instructor, Andy, is on to something. He doesn't like any potatoes. He thinks they have zero taste and are just bad for you. It is true that I do like them covered in cheese, sour cream and chives....maybe some bacon. Maybe the potato is just there to hold all that stuff on to something.

Song by: the Rolling Stones

1 comment:

David G said...

I have THE BEST solution for leftover meat loaf!

Make a box of RIce-a-Roni
Dice up the meatloaf
Add it to the rice along with some frozen peas.

It sounds nasty but it's AWESOME!

One of my mom's stretch-a-dollar recipes from when we were kids - so good!