30 August 2009

Recipe of the Week: Po-ta-toes.

Just watched The Two Towers again. I love Sam and Gollum's tater exchange: "Po-ta-toes. Mash em, boil em, stick em in a stew . . . lovely big golden chips with a nice piece of fried fish. Even you couldn't say no to that." "Oh yes we could. Spoiling nice fish! Give it to us raw and wriggling. Keep nasty chips!"

Anyway, you may or may not like wriggling fish, but these taters are darn good.

Olive Oil Potato Salad 

2 lbs. redskin potatoes
1 small green pepper, diced
1/4 c. minced red onion
1/4 c. olive oil
3 T. white wine vinegar
2 large cloves garlic, minced
minced fresh parsley
minced fresh basil
minced fresh oregano
salt and pepper

Scrub and quarter potatoes. Boil until just tender, and drain well. Place warm potatoes in large bowl with green pepper and red onion. Pour olive oil and wine vinegar over top, and toss to coat. Add additional olive oil as necessary (you'll need more than 1/4 cup, but I don't measure exact amounts). Add garlic and remaining ingredients to taste. Toss to combine. Serve warm or at room temperature.

This is one of my favorite potato dishes. Unlike mayonnaise based potato salads, it won't go bad if it sits out in hot weather. Use lots of parsley and salt!

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