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Potatoes, three ways for the Holidays

T’is the season for roast dinners and what’s better than a roast dinner with potatoes?  For my latest piece for The Ontario Produce Marketing Association I was asked to develop a recipe for gorgeous heirloom potatoes for Produce Made Simple and in keeping with the “Simple” theme, I decided not to play too much with these beautiful, jewel-like veggies.

My favourite way to enjoy potatoes, to be perfectly honest, is oven-roasted. It’s a simple preparation and, with these heirloom variety, is one that allows the colours of the potatoes to shine…

Oven roasted heirloom potatoes on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Photograph for Bistro Fresh by Mardi Michels

 Check out my tips for oven-roasted heirloom potatoes on the Bistro Fresh site.

If I don’t have time to wait for potatoes to roast, I oftern favour the equally simple technique of pan-frying them in a little oil with some herbs and spices.  For the holidays, I like them plain with maybe a little rosemary…

Pan fried heirloom potatoes on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Photograph for Bistro Fresh by Mardi Michels

Check out my recipe for pan-fried heirloom potatoes on the Bistro Fresh website

But what about if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, as my parents are? Maybe you don’t want a hot meal on Christmas Day… No worries, I have you covered with this heirloom potato salad…

Heirloom potato salad on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Photograph for Produce Made Simple by Mardi Michels

Served with a simple rosemary lemon-garlic dressing and topped with spring (green) onions and flaked almonds, it’s a refreshing change from a mayonnaise-laden potato salad (and it allows the colours of the potatoes to really shine too!)

Check out my recipe for heirloom potato salad on the Produce Made Simple website.

What’s YOUR favourite way to enjoy potatoes?

 

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2 Responses to Potatoes, three ways for the Holidays

  1. Paula December 17, 2014 at 08:36 #

    These have to be the most beautiful photos of potatoes I’ve ever seen! I love oven roasted potatoes too. Thanks for sharing such a nice variety of options.

  2. Mr. Neil December 18, 2014 at 07:49 #

    Just beg for a nice glass of wine to accompany, don’t they?

    Lots of room for pairing, here…it’s Christmas: pick one of your favourites to celebrate. 🙂

    For me, a Cote Rotie is calling….

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