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CHEESY POTATO STACKS

CHEESY POTATO STACKS

So far I’ve not found anything that requires a conventional oven that I can’t cook in my little Omnia stove top oven.  Tonight while my chicken breasts were ‘poaching’ all on their own off-burner (you can read about this ingenious method here) I cooked us these rather elegant little potato morsels. Getting down and dirty with clean hands of course, I massaged the buttery cheesy peppery mixture into each slice. Equally portioned into little muffin cups they were ready to…

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CHEESY POTATO CAKES

CHEESY POTATO CAKES

I’m all about making it easy on myself in my little galley.  Leftovers used to be considered a four letter word to me but now I purposely make extra so that there will be enough for another meal.  Quite often what was leftover from an evening meal will become the next day’s breakfast. In the case of this next recipe I had made enough mashed potatoes to be transformed into tasty potato cakes. And since this recipe produces  at least…

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MASHED POTATO KALE CAKES with ROUILLE

MASHED POTATO KALE CAKES with ROUILLE

Let’s talk about leftovers. You know by now that I am a big fan of cooking once and eating twice. It just makes so much economical sense to me: Less fuel used Less planning Less work Fewer shopping trips to the market with fewer temptations Overall, less time taken. Leftovers may also be a nasty not-really-four-letter-word for some. !BORING! With a little imagination though I believe one can turn leftovers into some very creative meals. Look at what I did…

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POTATO PUTTANESCA SALAD

POTATO PUTTANESCA SALAD

I’m feeling the down-slide to spring with barely five weeks until we reach the Vernal Equinox. This is the time of year when our weather is really ‘blech’ and it helps me to visualize the warmer weather ahead and the beginning of boating season by creating some easy onboard recipes… Potato salad screams picnics and barbecues and this next dish is easy and tasty and the perfect accompaniment for some grilled meat or fish. Today I served it warmed by…

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SMASHED SALT & VINEGAR POTATOES

SMASHED SALT & VINEGAR POTATOES

Now that my little pressure cooker is an integral part of our onboard life, I can rustle up almost anything in a matter of minutes… …baby potatoes cooked in 3 minutes…   …them smashed, barbecued and ready for a yummy cockpit supper.   SMASHED SALT & VINEGAR POTATOES quantities for this recipes are your personal choice, but you may want to make lots. They are that tasty. baby potatoes olive oil sea salt & pepper rosemary apple cider vinegar Boil…

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PRESSURE COOKER POTATO SALAD

PRESSURE COOKER POTATO SALAD

If I wasn’t a pressure cooker advocate before, I certainly am now. I have used our little 2 qt cooker at home several times but this was my first time onboard and WOW! just 3 minutes and potatoes AND eggs were ready for a perfectly easy potato salad. …served with some juicy grilled chicken… PRESSURE COOKER POTATO SALAD 1.5 lbs mini potatoes, cut in half 2 eggs in shells 1 cup water 1/2 cup mayonnaise 3 green onions, sliced 2…

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HAM and SCALLOPED POTATO CASSEROLE

HAM and SCALLOPED POTATO CASSEROLE

WHEN EASTER HAS PASSED… All this talk about baked hams and scalloped potatoes has left me craving Easter food. Not those chocolate eggs but the real food of which childhood memories are made. I’m talking about rich creamy scalloped potatoes.. I don’t have my Mom’s recipe but I do remember that she used to also make the best new potatoes in a creamy parsley sauce. So I’m adding parsley. I’m not sure if she added cheese to her sauce –…

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SPICY POTATO LATKES with HORSERADISH SAUCE

SPICY POTATO LATKES with HORSERADISH SAUCE

…a little Mexican Jewish Greek fusion…   I love potato latkes with a dollop of Greek Yogurt anytime of day but I had a couple of little jalapenos hanging around so thought why not spice up one of my favourites?   SPICY POTATO LATKES 4 cups grated potatoes 1/2 cup grated onion 1 tsp fresh lime juice 1 tsp grated lime rind 4 tbsp flour 1/2 cup chopped parsley (or cilantro) 1 jalapeno seeded and chopped (I used 2) 1…

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