Okay, potatoes are not a fruit, but still. It's nice to put a meal together from what you've grown and produced yourself. Anything with potatoes is a winner with YOF. If sauce is also involved, he's a happy man.
We harvested and dehydrated potatoes from the garden a few weeks ago and, now that I have some time on my hands to really cook, I decided to use some of them to make Scalloped Potatoes for supper tonight. It's such a basic dish but I've never made it using dehydrated potatoes before so I did some research online to make sure it was feasible and find out if there were any do's and don'ts I should know about. I did find some recipes but you know I have to tweak, so here's what I ended up with:
3 cups dried potatoes, spread evenly in a flat baking dish.
(I used a clear pyrex that measures approximately 7x11 inches)
Mix 2 tablespoons each of corn starch, flour & powdered milk
and sprinkle evenly over the potatoes.
Use a small saucepan to sautee 1/3 cup diced onion
in 3 tablespoons melted butter until the onion is transluscent.
Pour the onion and butter evenly over the potatoes.
In the same saucepan, bring 2-3/4 cups water to a boil.
Then remove from heat and add 1/3 cup powdered milk.
Pour the water/milk mixture over the potatoes.
Bake at 325 degrees for 50-55 minutes.
We're having sausage tonight and while the potatoes are in the oven, I'll be preparing fresh green beans that my niece and I picked from the garden this afternoon. I love it when I have time to actually cook!
Labels: Food, Pure Prepping