Thursday, August 5, 2010

Home Fried Potatoes

First of all, isn't that plate great? Makes even fried potatoes look kooky and hip and trendy. Gotta love HomeGoods.

We are still moving through the "healthy" recipes we picked out a few weeks ago. I jumped all over the chance to have potatoes in any form, let alone fried!

Home Fried Potatoes
recipe adapted from Low Fat, Low Cholesterol Cookbook, 2nd Edition
Serves 6

1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
1 1/2 pounds small red potatoes or baking potatoes, unpeeled, cooked and quartered (or diced)
1/2 cup onions, chopped (I used green)
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
ground black pepper to taste

In a large, heavy nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Saute potatoes on one side for 3 to 4 minutes.

Turn potatoes, add onions, and saute for 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in remaining spices. cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

The verdict?
These are definitely the "healthy" version of fried potatoes, and less crisp because of it, but the flavor from the spices made up for it. I cheated and added another tablespoon of vegetable oil after I turned the potatoes so they would get a little more crispy.

I boiled the potatoes earlier in the day, so the side dish came together very quickly for dinner. I really liked the spice mixture, and these tasted great with our Crockpot Meatloaf. (recipe coming tomorrow!) The next time I make them, I will probably add more oil and fry these babies up a little more...I guess I'm not that healthy!

Simple Cooking | Easy Cooking

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