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Braised Red Potatoes with Rosemary and Garlic

It has been a few years since I have added recipes here. With 2017 upon us I am hoping to get reinspired in my cooking. Trying to make my goals realistic, I aim to try a new vegetable recipe every month this year. My first one is from America’s Test Kitchen Slow Cooker Revolution – Volume 2. (Thanks to my sister for suggesting that vegetables can be made in a slow cooker.) I plan on m making this for my father’s 92nd birthday next weekend.

Serves 4-8

  • 2 pounds small (1-2 inch) red potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  1. Combine potatoes, oil, garlic, salt, and pepper in slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook until potatoes are tender, 4-5 hours on low or 3-4 hours on high.
  3. Stir in rosemary; cook on high until fragrant, about 10 minutes. Discard rosemary.
  4. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste.

*Potatoes can be held on warm for up to 2 hours

*Recipe can be doubled; increase time by one hour.

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Potato Leek Soup

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 leeks, sliced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 quart chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 4 cups Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 cups heavy cream

Directions

  1. In a large pot over medium heat, melt butter. Cook leeks in butter with salt and pepper until tender, stirring frequently, about 15 minutes.
  2. Stir cornstarch into broth and pour broth into pot. Add the potatoes and bring to a boil. Season with salt and pepper. Pour in the cream, reduce heat and simmer at least 30 minutes, until potatoes are tender. Season with salt and pepper before serving.

Serves 5 bowls

Evaluation

Pretty good. I wish it was a little thicker or creamier.