By Kelly Bogard
The versatile potato. Boil, fry, mash, bake. You get the point. And there’s as many different kinds of potatoes as ways to cook them.
Bet you didn’t know potatoes are grown in Texas. Large commercial acreage is grown in four areas: parts of the High Plains, some in the Rolling Plains, the Winter Garden and Rio Grande Valley. They’re being harvested in the southern half of Texas right now.
So get your spud on. I’m going to show you a really neat way to use a variety of potatoes.
For Skillet Potato Medley, you will need…
2 baking potatoes
1 large sweet potato
4 to 5 small purple potatoes
½ large yellow onion
2 tsp. garlic, minced
2 sprigs fresh rosemary
2 tbsp. butter
1 tbsp. olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
One of my favorite things about this dish is the color it brings to your table. Now, I know purple potatoes are sometimes hard to find. If you can’t find any, you can always substitute a second sweet potato.
In a large sauté pan, combine the butter and olive oil. Heat until the butter melts. Turn the heat to medium and add in the mixed potatoes and onion. Next, mix in the garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper. I like to take the rosemary straight from the stem on this one.
So next time you want to add a little something different to your week night meal, think about trying this colorful side. From all of us at Texas Table Top, enjoy!
Recipe: Skillet Potato Medley
Summary: Colorful side for any spring meal
- 2 baking potatoes
- 1 large sweet potato
- 4 to 5 small purple potatoes
- ½ large yellow onion
- 2 tsp. garlic, minced
- 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
- 2 tbsp. butter
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- Skin and cube all potatoes.
- Chop onion.
- Mix potatoes and onion together in a large bowl.
- Heat butter and oil in a large pan until butter is melted.
- Add the potato mixture to the pan.
- Stir in garlic and stemmed rosemary.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Saute the potatoes, stirring frequently, over medium heat for approximately 20 minutes or until potatoes are soft.
- Serve immediately.
Cooking time (duration): 0 hour(s), 30 minutes
Number of servings (yield): 4-6