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Quick and Easy Ontario Potato Recipes

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(NC) - Not your usual grandmother's potatoes, these Quick & Easy recipes will certainly help you obtain your 5-10 servings per day of fruits and vegetables. Whatever your mood, the versatility of potatoes enables you to incorporate them in countless ways.

Quick & Easy

Potato Croutons:

Wash and dice 1 lb [500 g] unpeeled potatoes. Drizzle olive oil to coat. Add 2-3 cloves of crushed garlic and 2 tsp [10 mL] of any dried herb of choice [basil, marjoram, rosemary or tarragon]. Toss again to distribute well. Bake in 400 F [200 C] oven until golden brown, about 50 to 60 minutes, stirring occasionally. Allow to cool and toss into Ceasar or any other salad.

Quick & Easy

Eggs Parmentier

Antoine Permentier did much to promote the use of potatoes in France, hence, when his name is used in a recipe it indicates that potatoes are a major ingredient.

Use leftover mashed potatoes as the base for an elegant brunch. In a small bowl combine 1-1/2 cups [375 mL] of mashed potatoes with one egg adding salt and pepper to taste. Make into 3-inch [8 cm] patties about 1/2-inch thick. In medium frying pan melt a little butter and oil; cook patties until golden brown and heated through. Top with poached egg and Canadian bacon or smoked salmon.


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