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Monday, July 19, 2010

Two Sassy Potato Recipes

Do your kids love potatoes? here are 2 Sassy and Fun meals to make with potatoes.

P.B.L.T. (Potato, Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato) Sandwich

Recipe courtesy of Sojoumer Café, Santa Barbara, CA from the Idaho Potato website

Yield: one sandwich


  • 1 Idaho® potato (70 count)
  • 5 slices of slab bacon
  • 1 cup Canola oil
  • 2-3 tomato slices
  • 1 iceberg lettuce leaf
  • 2 teaspoons mayonnaise (more if desired)
  1. In a pre-heated 400°F oven, bake potato for 45 minutes (Slightly under done). Set aside. Take potato and cut top of potato, horizontally 1/2 inch thick. Do the same with the bottom of the potato. (Save middle for other menu items).
  2. In frying pan, cook 5 slices of bacon until crispy. Put on paper towel to soak up excess fat. Set aside.
  3. In frying pan, heat 1 cup Canola oil until approximately 375°F. Quickly fry the potato top and bottom turning once until browned. Place on paper towel to soak up excess oil.
  4. Place potato slices, skin down, on working surface. Put mayonnaise on one slice. Add sliced tomato, bacon, lettuce and other potato slice.
  5. Carefully slice in half with serrated knife.
Serve with favorite side salad.
Quick and easy twist on the retro classic!! You can also offer avocado or a meat alternative or all vegetable for vegetarians.

Pigs in Idaho® Potato Blankets

from the Idaho Potato website

Yield: 6 Servings
Estimated Cost per Serving*: 1.00
  • 3 cups prepared mashed Idaho® potatoes
  • (made from Idaho® potato flakes or from fresh potatoes)
  • 6 links (about 18 ounces) cooked turkey bratwurst
  • 1/2 cup sauerkraut
  • Mustard to taste
  • Breadcrumbs (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 375° F. Cover a clean work surface with an 8-inch-long piece of waxed paper. Pat 1/2 cup mashed potatoes into a 4 x 6-inch rectangle on top of the waxed paper. Place one bratwurst across the 4-inch side of the potato rectangle so that the ends hang over the edge of the potatoes.
  2. Using a spoon, place 1 tablespoon sauerkraut along the bratwurst. Drizzle mustard along the bratwurst, to taste.
  3. Gently pick up the waxed paper, using it to help roll the potato over the bratwurst to enclose it completely in potatoes. Gently transfer to a baking sheet and pat the seam closed. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs, if desired. Bake for 20 minutes or until heated through.

Do you have a fun and sassy potato recipe?

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