Feeling like sharing some yankee love in honor of Columbus Day………
Ok so I must add this initial disclaimer. If you are from the “north” this may not come as “variety” to you, I am pretty sure that narrows down the list to my sister-in-law, Michelle, our friends the Nelsons, and my immediate family. 🙂 But since most folk we know are of the mid-west or southern persuasion, we thought THIS would add some variety to your “side dish” at dinner time. 🙂
“Salt Potatoes”- an common dish eaten by salt miners in days past, now loved by many O’ New Yorkers!
- one bag of “salt potatoes” (if you don’t live in new york, then your grocery store calls them “baby” potatoes- they used to call them “grade B” potatoes my first year I lived in MO, but then suddenly they we re-labeled with a new price tag as “baby potatoes” as if that made them sound fancier)
- 1 cup coarse salt
- 1 large pot boiling water
- melted butter
Add salt to water, boil, add potatoes, cook until fork tender. Leave the potatoes whole- they should be about bite size.
Melt butter to dunk the potatoes in. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm a yummy yankee side dish! Seriously, I could eat this with fresh corn on the cob and be done!
Salt and Vinegar “chips”- Since I spent most of my summer weekends pretending to be canadian with my friend Laura, I just LOVE vinegar on my “chips” which are really fried potatoes (any way you slice them is fine) Personally, I haven’t met a potato that I don’t like. 🙂
- 1 large potato per person eating- sliced like very thick potato chips
- 2 cups vinegar (more if you are feelin’ really northern, eh)
- large pot boiling water
- salt and pepper
- olive or veggie oil
Add vinegar to water, par- boil potato slices- about 5 minutes.
Drain. toss potatoes in oil- lightly
Lay out on greased cookie sheet.
Sprinkle with salt AND pepper
Broil on high 7-10 minutes (or more for extra crunchy)
Eat and enjoy. (oh, and to be more northern you can add additional malt vinegar before eating- but NOT ketchup)
🙂 Happy Belated Columbus Day!!!