Thursday, March 19, 2009
Italian Potato Cubes
Best Recipes from American Country Inns and Bed & Breakfasts Copyright 2004
1 large Idaho baking potato cleaned and cut into 1/4" cubes (do not remove skin)
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
salt and pepper to taste
Mix together the oil and seasonings. Roll cubes in herb oil mixture until coated. Cook in microwave for about 5-6 minutes or until tender. Or cook in 350 degree oven until tender - about 10 minutes (I think they took longer than this but my potatoes probably could have been cut even smaller. They may have been bigger than 1/4-inch.)
There is nothing really special about this simple recipe but it reminded me how smart it is to cut potatoes into smaller pieces for quicker cooking. I cooked them until they were soft (this is the stage they were at in this picture), then I cooked them again when I reheated the chicken so they got a bit crispy. I don't know if it means anything but my husband ate a lot of these. He's usually lukewarm on potatoes (besides french fries) and sometimes doesn't eat them at all when I serve them.
It's grocery night tonight. It's been depressing the past couple of weeks. It's depressing because I haven't been buying a lot of specialty items yet the bill stays high. Now that the baby is eating baby food and he's having some formula (I just couldn't keep up with him), my grocery bill is getting even higher. I know I could make baby food for less but I just don't need one more thing to do right now.
Question of the Day: Are you still eating the same as you were before the economy tanked or have you made adjustments?