Friday, April 29, 2011

Potatoes with Personality

I guess you are wondering how potatoes could have personality.  Think about it.  You eat a baked potato.  You have a solid potato, not particular sociable but responsible and likable.  Then, there are those favorite mashed potatoes, warm and cuddly.  Personality is warm and friendly and everyone likes them.  Oh me, French fries are independent souls, staying with their neighbors but holding themselves to the side.  Some are just too pompous for me, thinking their length determines how superior they are.  They are not well liked.  Think about other types of potato dishes and what personalities they have.

Potatoes with Personality (these are the most popular potatoes -- they always have friends over and they love company and going places)

1 onion, chopped
2 teaspoon margarine
2 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
4 carrots, sliced
1/4 cup whipped topping (believe it or not - it replace sour cream, which I did not have)
salt to taste
chives, chopped ( a handful)

Method:

In a small skillet, saute onion in margarine until golden brown.  (8 minutes)
In a medium saucepan, place carrots and potatoes and cover with water.
Bring to boiling point.  Lower heat and cover saucepan.
Cook for 15 minutes until tender.
Drain in colander.
Put carrots and potatoes in a baking dish.  Add cooked onions.
Add the whipped topping, chives and salt and mix well.
Put in 350 degree oven for 10 minutes and serve.

This was a winner as far as everyone is concerned.
linked to  Vegan Meatless Mondays

4 comments:

  1. I love the "personality" of these potatoes! I'm excited to try them!

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  2. Ha ha ha, i did wonder too , and reading ur flow of thoughts on all the personalities made for a good read this noon , grinning all the way thru :-)
    Am not surprised at all , this one HAS to be a winner , cant wait to try this one!

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  3. This is a yummy potato recipe - I totally hear you about veggies and their personalities - but you've matched it up well with the onions in this case :) They are a natural combo (like 2 earth signs ;))

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