Monday, September 7, 2009

Ten Pounds of Potatoes - Part 1


A ten-pound bag of potatoes is cheap! I bought a bag on a whim, not really having a plan, but knowing I could do something with it.

The first thing I did was diced potatoes. I serve toddlers a lot so, so I have to peel them due to chocking concerns. I also diced them smaller than I would have if I were serving adults or a family.

I diced about three pounds of peeled potatoes and put them in a baking pan sprayed with cooking spray. I sprinkled on minced garlic, minced onions, garlic powder, onion powder, and drizzled a bit of olive oil over the whole thing.

I tossed lightly and baked in a 450 degree oven until the potatoes are tender and beginning to brown, about 20-25 minutes.

I let them cool, served some to the toddlers (they loved them!) and had some myself (very yummy). I put the rest in meal-sized portions in Ziploc containers and in the freezer. I will put the in a mini crock pot to reheat. They could be defrosted overnight then zapped in the microwave or reheated in an oven.

Stay tuned for what I did with the rest of the potatoes........

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Kristen September 8, 2009 at 5:31 AM

You left us with a cliffhanger! I think those cubed potatoes sound delicious. I'd not have thought of a mini crockpot to reheat. Great tip!

CrystalsCozyKitchen September 8, 2009 at 7:56 AM

I love making potatoes!! My favorite is the baked potato... can't wait to hear what you did with the rest of them.
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Unknown September 8, 2009 at 4:24 PM

I would love for you to join me at for Crock Pot Wednesday. It's easy, fun and economical! Come on over and check it out. Baked potato soup perhaps?

Velva September 8, 2009 at 7:02 PM

What a great idea with potatoes! Thanks for sharing.

Audra Michelle September 9, 2009 at 4:15 PM

Yummy! I am in dire need of a mini crock pot!

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