Oven-baked Potato Medley

This oven-baked potato medley is delightful and delectable. Our daughter-in-law Katie fixed them a few weeks ago when she and Jason dropped in for a visit. Jason grilled the steak and she fixed the rest of the meal. Because they live near a Publix store, she was able to pick these up easily. [More information on obtaining these potatoes is below.]

Simple and easy, and oh so delicious!  The potato medley adds a variety of color and flavor to any meal. Rinse the potatoes (they have already been washed). If they’re larger than bite-sized, just cut them into smaller pieces. Toss with olive oil, sea salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder, red pepper flakes and turmeric if you’d like.

Put into the oven and bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes (or more, if you are fixing an entire bag).

 

Potato Medley
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
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A delightful different potato combination that's easy to fix, especially since the potatoes are so small and do not need to be peeled.
Ingredients
  • Sunrise Medley OR Celebration Blend potatoes
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • Garlic powder, onion powder, and red pepper flakes to taste
  • Olive oil to coat
Instructions
  1. Rinse potatoes
  2. Sprinkle potatoes with olive oil, then roll to coat
  3. Season with sea salt, pepper, and any the other listed seasonings
  4. Add any other seasonings you'd like
  5. PUt onto tray and bake in oven for 15 minutes, turning as needed

 

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The potatoes from Publix

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photo credit: LeeAnne from Publix

potato medley

photo credit: LeeAnne from Publix

The Celebration Blend Potatoes is a product packaged only for Publix stores. If you are fortunate enough to live close to a Publix, you can purchase them there.  If, however, you’re too far away, you can call their store in South Carolina that ships their produce. Here is the information: Publix Aprons Event Planning Team (LeeAnne). Phone: 803.407.5338. Desk Hours, 7 days a week 10:00am-7pm.150 Harbison Blvd.  Columbia SC 29212

The company that produces these potatoes for Publix is Tasteful Selections. You can learn about them here: www.tastefulselections.com. They package a similar product, called Sunrise Medley.  You can find these in Safeway, according to Tim. Their number: 800.678.2789. Ask to speak to Tim.

 

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Homemade Scalloped Potatoes

 

When I make this recipe, I am back in my mother’s kitchen on a winter evening.  I remember the day I wanted to learn how she made her scalloped potatoes.  There really wasn’t anything to it, she said.  All I needed, she assured me, was potatoes, milk, salt and pepper, and a few dabs of butter.

Baking potatoes work best.  Wash the potatoes, then peel them.  Slice into thin slices and put them into a casserole dish.

I like to use my electric slicer (part of my Bosch mixer) to slice the potatoes.  You can use any slicer, or slice them by hand if you’d like.

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I use a vegetable spray to grease the pan just a little.  Pour enough milk over the potatoes to cover about three-fourths of the layers.  I use a wooden spoon to press the potatoes down so the milk slides over the potatoes that are on the top. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and put a few dabs of butter on the top.  You do not want to cover the potatoes completely with milk.  Just put enough in the pan so that the milk comes nearly to the top.

Bake at 350-400 for 45-60 minutes.  The potatoes are done when you can poke a fork through them.

I’ve made scalloped potatoes using flour, sour cream and chives. While that recipe gives you a thicker sauce, it also adds calories.

This recipe uses simple, basic  ingredients that you’re sure to have on hand in your kitchen.

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Try this recipe for a down-home comfort flavor.   

Homemade Scalloped Potatoes
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 4-6 servings
 
A simple, down-home potato dish that spells and brings comfort.
Ingredients
  • 4 large potatoes
  • Approximately 1 cup milk
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Minced Onion (optional)
  • 1-2 Tbsp. butter, cut into dabs
Instructions
  1. Wash and peel potatoes
  2. Slice potatoes and put into greased 9 x 9 inch dish
  3. Optional: sprinkle minced onion across potatoes
  4. Pour enough milk over potatoes to cover about ¾ of the potatoes
  5. Season with Salt and Pepper
  6. Put dabs of butter across the top
  7. Bake at 350-400 for 45-60 minutes

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Refrigerator Mashed Potatoes

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The cool thing about this mashed potato recipe is that it can be made several days ahead and kept in the refrigerator.

When you’re ready  working on the remainder of the meal, you can pop these into the oven and they’ll be ready by the time you’re done setting the table and completing meal preparation.

You’ll need 6-8 potatoes, sour cream, cream cheese, salt and pepper, garlic and onion, and butter.

I’ve often substituted Greek Yogurt for the sour cream and my family (including those who don’t like yogurt) is none the wiser.

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Peel, chunk and cook the potatoes.  Drain water and then beat until potatoes are mashed.   You can add a little bit of milk if you’d like, or wait until you add the other ingredients.  After the potatoes are mashed, add your other ingredients.  You can add milk if they are too thick.

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Top with pats of butter.  Put potatoes in a casserole dish and cover.  Refrigerate up to seven days.

ready to go in the refrigerator

 

To serve, bake at 350 for 45-55 minutes if potatoes are cold.  If potatoes are lukewarm, bake for 30 minutes or until heated through.

and a little gravy on the side

Refrigerator Mashed Potatoes
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Cuisine: American
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Serves: 8
 
These potatoes are a gourmet dish. The nice part is that all the work is done days ahead of the occasion.
Ingredients
  • 6 cups mashed potatoes
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • ½ cup melted margarine
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. garlic salt
  • 1 cup sour cream (or Greek Yogurt)
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion, OR ¼ tsp. onion powder
Instructions
  1. Peel and chunk potatoes.
  2. Cook until tender.
  3. Drain water, then mash potatoes
  4. Add other ingredients and mix well.
  5. If potatoes are stiff, add a little milk.
  6. Pour into greased 2-quart casserole dish.
  7. Put dabs of butter on top and cover.
  8. Refrigerate until ready to use
  9. Bake at 350 for 45-55 minutes if the potatoes are cold.
  10. If the potatoes are still warm, just put into oven until they are heated through.

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