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Potato Knishes

9 Dec

Potato Knishes IMG_2924

Leftover mashed potatoes are the best.

This entire recipe should take thirty minutes.

4 cups leftover mashed potatoes

One diced onion

One large clove diced garlic

One egg

4 tablespoons butter

One package of Pillsbury grande biscuits

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

Saute the onion and garlic in the butter till soft

Season with salt and black pepper

Add the potatoes

Mix in the egg

Season the mixture again with salt and black pepper to taste

Lay the eight biscuits out on a work area

Flatten each circle to the size of a saucer

Place two to three heaping tablespoons of potato on each circle of dough

Start folding the dough around the potato, stretching the dough to seal the edges

Place on non stick foil

Leave about three  inches between each knishe because they grow as they bake

They usually take about 12 minutes but my last batch took longer

Bake until they are golden brown

Serve hot or room temperature




Leftover Potatoes

9 Jul

Leftover potatoes

I made potato pies a couple of days ago and had about two cups of mashed potatoes left over.

Saute one sliced onion in two tablespoons of butter till the onions are soft.

Add the potatoes on top of the onions and flatten out.

Cook on medium heat till there is a crust on the bottom.

Turn over and flatten again until the bottom is brown and crusty.

Don’t worry if it falls apart because you can push it back together.

Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Garnish with diced green onions.

I served this under a grilled steak with a salad on the side.


Baked Potato Soup

4 Nov

Baked Potato Soup

I started making this soup because I had a ton of potatoes and milk that I had to use.
1/2 pound of diced bacon
2 diced onions
5 cloves of garlic
3/4 gallon milk
10 cubed potatoes
3 to 4 tablespoons powdered chicken stock or bouillon cubes
Crisp the bacon and set it aside
In the same pot saute the onion and garlic till soft
Add the milk, potatoes and chicken broth
If you are using new or red potatoes you really don’t have to peel them but you do have to peel regular potatoes.
Bring to a boil
Then turn down the heat to low and simmer until the potatoes are soft.
Be careful not to burn the bottom of the pan so make sure the heat is low.
Stir often
Let the soup cool
Pour the soup in a blender or processor and blend till smooth
Do this in batches so it doesn’t make a mess.
Sometimes I throw some cheese into the soup.
Top with the bacon.
I make a grilled cheese or steak sandwich and dunk it into the soup.
This is so good

Roasted boneless leg of lamb with potatoes

17 Jul

Roasted Leg of Lamb with Potatoes

This made the house smell so good.

One boneless leg of lamb about five or six pounds.

6 cloves of garlic

2 teaspoons salt

One heaping tablespoon rosemary

One tablespoon garlic powder

2 teaspoons black pepper

1 teaspoon oregano

8 medium potatoes cut in half.

Olive oil to drizzle.

Make holes in the lamb and stick the entire clove of garlic into the meat.

Mix all the spices together and rub on the meat

Put into a pan with the fat side up.

Put all the potatoes around the meat.

Drizzle the potatoes with olive oil and salt.

Roast at 375 degrees until the meat thermometer reads lamb medium.

Let it rest for about ten minutes then slice to the thickness you like.

I served this with a big salad, hummus, pita bread and green beans.

This is a delicious meal that everyone will love.