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Potato Magic On Your Plate!
Fall is all about layers and textures and I particularly like foods that reflect the very same thing.
Can I tell you these potatoes are like magic…they melt in your mouth and you can’t eat just one! 😉
I like to call this recipe potato magic because I combined different kinds of potatoes, and lets face it, I grew up in the Midwest on a meat and potato diet….comfort food!
So any recipe with potatoes is right up my alley!
I love potatoes….yes, carbohydrates I know….but once in a while, they simply are just good eating!
I used purple or blue potatoes which have blue flesh, red rosey potatoes which are kind of a pink flesh, yukon gold which has a yellowish flesh and sweet potatoes.
Look in your supermarket to see if you have colored potatoes! They are showing up more and more and are not available only for specialty restaurants. A farmers market may also have the different colors of potatoes.
One day, several months ago, I was in the super market and saw the fingerling potatoes in purple/blue, red, and the Yukon Gold (which, by the way I have come to love in mashed potatoes because of their creamy texture) and the beautiful sweet potatoes in various colors of orange.
I was experimenting on their different tastes and different ways to prepare and found a solution to my favorite. I mixed them all together in one recipe and called them Potato Magic.
Seriously, folks….make these potatoes and you will see the magic and hopefully love them too….and it doesn’t hurt that these magic potatoes are just plain pretty.
Have a great day and if it is getting cooler in your neck of the woods…try these potatoes.
- 2-3 Yukon Gold Potato
- 2-3 Red Potato
- 2-3 Purple Potato
- 1 medium Sweet Potato
- 1 tablespoon olive oil***
- Seasoning salt
- Oil for deep frying
- Clean the potatoes, leaving the skins on. (optional on the skins....I like them on, more nutrition)
- Chop the potatoes in equal size chunks, so potatoes are cooked evenly. Do not cut pieces too small....(about the size of a quarter, 1/2 inch cubes as potatoes shrink)
- Spread on cookie sheet and lightly toss with the olive oil
- Sprinkle Seasoning Salt over the potatoes
- Bake in 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes, until almost tender, At this point, you can cool the potatoes and store in the fridge until ready to fry, or cool on the counter to use immediately.
- Drop into preheated deep fryer or a heavy skillet with about 2 inches of oil.
- Fry until crispy on the outside and creamy soft on the inside.
- Remove and drain on paper towels.
- Add additional seasoning as desired.
- You can use a microwave to hasten the cooking or you can put potatoes in non stick skillet and "steam" with a couple tablespoons of water, or par boil them in boiling water. I have made them in the oven, microwave and on top of the stove.
- The secret is the deep frying ...these are so yummy! They can be served for an evening meal or for breakfast. If you want to get even more flavor, saute chopped onion in bacon grease and add to the cooked potatoes...Add chili powder for more of a kick. I really like the taste of the sweet potatoes and the purple, red and yukon gold flavors mingled together!
- Enjoy and experiment with what pleases your palette .
When I was in grade school…I LOVED Holidays, because it meant construction paper projects, holiday shaped sugar cookies and a fun party with all my friends.
I looked forward to ANYTHING that allowed me to get creative…. instead of wasting my talents on multiplication tables, Spelling Tests, and Book Reports!
Although, later in my academic years…I excelled at those subjects….well, except for math, but we won’t go there.
Of course, sometimes even the simplest task of making a jack-o-lantern out of black and orange construction paper could be a challenge.
In the beginning at least.
My dear readers…I know the title of this post might be misleading, if you are reading it Fall In My Rocker, as if I have fallen and can’t get up because I fell into my rocker.
OR, perhaps you are reading it as I intended it….it is Fall or Autumn… and I love sitting in my rocker on the front “Porch”!
Now, to be clear, I don’t really have a front porch, but I do have a foyer…that is sorta like a front porch, in that it is where my front doors are located that lead into the courtyard…which lead to yet another set of front doors…
…..AND this front porch or foyer is covered with a small sorta roof and the tiles on the floor of the foyer are not cement like the walkway.
Are you totally confused yet?
It was a dark and stormy night……the frenzied wind lashed out at the tall oak trees, their branches slapping against the attic windows of the little cottage.
Inside the tiny room at the top of the creaking wooden stairs, the 10 year old little boy with a dutch boy haircut, sat on his knees, with his arms resting on the window sill. His wide eyes staring down at the shadows on the street created by wispy clouds, moving in front of and away from the full moon.
With each gust of wind, the fallen leaves were whisked up into the air and then skittered along the ground before coming to rest again further down the lonely street.
Sssshhhhhh! Do you hear that?
You may say, you don’t hear a thing and that is exactly my point! Neither do I!
Now, before you think I have gone mad….let me tell you about my new dishwasher that is humming right along this very minute!
AND before you say to yourself…BORING!…let me first tell you something that happened a few weeks ago.
My dear readers, a couple days ago, I showed you a tablescape using an hootin’ it up owl cookie jar that I found at a garage sale.
See the post here: Can We Talk About Chair Sitting?
AND I am not done with his hootin’ it up yet!
I would like to show you how you can use many of the same things and yet have a different tablescape.
And remember, this all started with a $5.00 owl cookie jar at a garage sale.
My dear readers….Can we Talk?
We really need to talk, so grab your pumpkin spice latte, apple cider or pumpkin-a-rita (I promise, I don’t judge) and let’s you and me do a little Chair Sitting!
Perhaps, I better give you my definition of chair sitting,… because I am sure the thought ran through your head that you certainly know how to sit in a chair!
The Captain and I love to go to the Movies AND..we love to watch old movies at home.
So when Friday night rolls around, we jump at the chance to make it a date night, especially if it is raining cats and dogs and the only place to be is at home, curled up on the sofa in front of a cozy fireplace, eating popcorn and watching an old movie.
A couple weeks ago…it was that very scenario, so I decided to “jazz” it up a bit and really celebrate movie night at home. I bought all kinds of movie candy to go with the buttery popcorn and set up a tablescape. It isn’t the same as the movie theater unless there is candy and popcorn!
Growing up on a farm….the roosters
crowing would wake us with their
early morning announcement
that it was time to get up!
I loved the sound then, and I love
the sound now. I think it is cool!!
I am sure there are some of you who don’t think it is cool to wake up to roosters crowing at the crack of dawn…and that is cool too!
My dear readers….I have been slowly
adding in pumpkins and Fall items to
my home. I showed the blue and
white pumpkins centerpiece to you
a few days ago and I am using the
softer approach on my dining room
See A Blue Pumpkin Patch!
The picture below shows the centerpiece in the early stages…I am working on completing the look for a tablescape. You will see it very soon.