Monday, August 23, 2010

Red Potatoes Two Super Easy Ways

Boiled and Fried, yup. This is a post at which most readers would scratch their heads and wonder what's up. So, why am I doing a post on boiled and fried red potatoes? Because I am a conscientious blogger, and if there's even one reader who has never known the succulence of a boiled red potato or the crispy delight of a fried red potato, then I am duty-bound to introduce them to these culinary wonders. Not much recipe writing here, just some guidance, and a tip on hot sauce. Read away, dear ones!


Freshly boiled red potatoes. Large ones cut in half, small ones keep whole. Boil for fifteen minutes, until fork tender.


Here are some boiled red potatoes served with a fruit salad and sauteed veggies. The potatoes are topped with vegan margarine, salt and pepper, hot sauce, and sometimes nutritional yeast flakes, vegan sour cream and garlic powder.

This is one of my family's favorite hot sauces, well, really G's and mine. It's too hot for the little blessings. We call it rooster sauce in our home and always have. See the rooster pic? When I first started seeing the term "sriracha sauce" online, I had to check our rooster sauce to see if it was the same thing, and it was. So, on a previous blog, I mentioned it in its proper name, but it felt weird. Then, at home, I asked for the sriracha sauce to be passed to me, and G literally did not know what I was talking about! Me and my snooty blogger self, how could I? So, from now on, I am referring to this as rooster sauce on my blog - I've got to have sanity between my two worlds. If you forget what rooster sauce is, I'll remind you. Delicious, by the way.



Fried red potatoes. They look a lot like boiled red potatoes, I know, but they are different, I promise. My favorite way to make these is to make an overabundance of the boiled version (see overflowing bowl above). Then, the next day for breakfast or lunch, cut up said leftover boiled ones, and fry them in either olive oil or canola oil. You don't have to fry them for very long to get them a tad crispy because they've been pre-boiled, see? Top with salt and pepper, rooster sauce, and sometimes, even ketchup. So good.

That's it, folks. Hope you liked my little tour of one of my favorite spuds. Simple stuff, but good. And both of these dishes can definitely feed five hungry vegans.



19 comments:

  1. Looks awesome! I cheat sometimes by microwaving potatoes before I fry them, to move things along a bit. Sounds like a similar idea to yours (but boiling is probably better!).

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  2. Thanks, Stacy! Well, as long as you're eating them, that's all that counts, right?

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  3. I'm a fan of Rooster sauce, and I think that's just as good of a name as sriracha. And I'm a fan of potatoes any which way. I love them fried crispy, and boiling them ahead of time is a good way to get that started.

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  4. I agree with Stacy. When I fry my potatoes I start with raw potatoes and it takes FOREVER for them to cook in the pan..boiling them first would be a very smart idea. Thank you for sharing this..now I know!

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  5. Yum yum! Just had boiled red and white potatoes from the garden last night :D I've never tried them with rooster sauce though! I'll have to give that one a go :D

    Thanks for sharing your tips! And the reminder that sometimes we take cooking for granted. What we do often in the kitchen can be new to others :)

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  6. Thanks, Jessica - the rooster and my husband thank you.

    Jacklyn, thanks for stopping by! Glad you liked the tips. :-)

    Maggie, lucky girl - taters from the garden. That's on my to-do list. My kids want to grow their own potatoes. And, I agree with you on sharing simple cooking ideas. I'm going to do this more often, I think.

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  7. That bowl of boiled potatoes looks so good! I can almost taste the tender, earthy, sweetness of them. I could make a meal out of potatoes any day of the week.

    Thanks for the tip on holding over some boiled potatoes for frying...sounds like a great way to put together a quick meal.

    I love the Rooster sauce too....much cuter name for it BTW.

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  8. Thanks, Rose. I have to admit I was wondering how you would comment on this particular post. You and your gourmet self, you, you... But, like always, you are wonderfully supportive, even if I present the humble red potato. You are so sweet. :-) And, thanks for liking our little rooster name. :-)

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  9. I love that hot sauce also! We eat it all the time in Hawaii! Those potatoes sound good right about now too :)

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  10. Funny....I did this a few days ago...and they are delicious in any meal...good stuff Blessedmama.

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  11. My sister left a bottle of that once in my fridge just so she would have it anytime she came by. I guess it was that important to her. I never tried it, though, for some reason???

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  12. You might want to throw in that they're a great source of potassium.

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  13. Simple is often best, and nothing beats a simple dish of boiled potatoes. I love them with lots of parsley and a little smoked salt!

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  14. Those potatoes are making me hungry! Can I tell you (one of) our guilty secrets? When we talk about 'roast potatoes', which we have for Christmas dinner and a few other times (!), we mean boiled potatoes which we then (close your eyes, fat-free people!) (whispers...) deep fry! They are so good like that! Crispy on the outside and melt-in-your-mouth inside. (But NOT low fat...)
    We're fans of chilli sauce in this family. (Your Rooster brand isn't available here in Scotland, as far as I know) and I think Jane would pour it over most things, given the chance!

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  15. Carissa, glad you like the sauce too, good stuff!

    Millie, potatoes are good any time, am I right?

    Jenny, be prepared for a kick the first time you try it. If you like spicy, it'll be good.

    S.V., I don't usuallly post about nutritional content, but you just did - so, thanks.

    Andrea, parsley would be really jazzing it up around here! That's when I'd be gourmet!

    Penny, deep-fried boiled potatoes?! Woo-hoo! I gotta try some of that! Er, after I lose a few more pounds, first. But, I am going to give that on a try. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. I can't handle food thats too too spicy but I'm trying to get more used to! I don't think I could use as much sauce as you but they look delicious, still!

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  17. I love potatoes any and every way! I think I would prefer ketchup though...not a big fan of hot sauce...can't handle spicy foods very well. It sure does look good though! :o)

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  18. Jessica and Michelle, it appears neither of you are hot sauce fans. I understand - my mother feels anything spicier than ketchup is too much! :-)

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  19. Nice! Red potatoes are great. We do the refry thing when we have extra leftover foods like dasheen, white yams,breadfruit and green bananas. They taste really good.

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