Red Potatoes Recipes

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red potatoes recipes I have put together some red potatoes recipes for you which are easy to make but oh soooooooo tasty. The humble potato has been the staple diet of the west for hundreds of years because it is cheap, nutritious and very satisfying. Very few people don't like potatoes.

Red potatoes are characterized by their red skin. They are generally called new potatoes although there are different varieties of new potatoes which can be confusing.
The red potato is good for roasting as it holds its shape unlike some which will collapse. They are a bit sticky so don't make good mashed potatoes.

Red potatoes are high in fibre, vitamin c and potassium. In fact they contain more potassium than a banana does. For anyone worried about ageing then you can be assured that the potato ranks amongst the top fruit and vegetables for antioxidants.

Our red potatoes recipes include roasting them, making a salad with them and soup.

Roasting Red Potatoes

This is a great dish which can be served with most hot and cold meats and fish. Why not make it the next time the family is all together? They will love it and you will too, because it's easy and simple to make.

You will need

large bowl
large baking tray

Pre heat oven to 350F 180C Gas 4

  • 8 Red potatoes
  • 1/3 cup Olive oil
  • 1tbls dried rosemary
  • 2 crushed cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pepper

1. Take your washed potatoes (not skinned) and cut them in quarters.

2. Put the potatoes in a large bowl.

3. Sprinkle the olive oil, dried rosemary, garlic and seasoning over them.

4. With a spoon, make sure all the potatoes are coated with the oil, herb and seasoning.

5. Now spread the potatoes onto a baking tray.

6. Pop into a pre heated oven and cook for about 50 minutes, turning the potatoes over half way through cooking time.

Pan Fried Potatoes with bacon

The second of our red potatoes recipes is a pan fried dish with bacon, ideal for supper time, and some might enjoy it for breakfast.
  • 700g or 1 1/2 lb of red potatoes
  • 1tbsp of flour
  • 3tbls of olive oil
  • 1 large onion
  • 115g bacon
  • 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs
  • pinch of pepper and salt
1. Cut the potatoes into small cubes about 4cm in size.

2. Chop the bacon into small pieces.

3. Chop the onion into small pieces.

4. Put the cubed potato pieces into boiling water and cook for 10 minutes.

5. Once cooked, drain.

6. Mix the flour with the salt and pepper.

7. Coat the cooked potatoes with the flour mix.

8. Take a frying pan and heat a little olive oil in it.

9. Fry the chopped bacon and onion for a few minutes until golden brown.

10. Remove the bacon and onion from the frying pan and place on a plate.

11. Fry the breadcrumbs in the frying pan for about 2 minutes, stirring all the time.

12. Add the potatoes to the breadcrumbs in the frying pan and fry for about 5 minutes until the potatoes are brown.

13. Stir in the bacon and onion and cook for a further 1 minute.

14. Serve immediately.

I hope you have enjoyed our red potatoes recipes
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