Sunday, April 28, 2013
I love this new slicer I ordered from Mariolina's pampered chef party. I can slice a potato in nothing flat. Mari is away right now attending her grandmother's funeral in NYC. I visited my son's home, when I got out of work Saturday and decided to make him some scalloped potatoes while he was baching it. These cool little prongs grab your food and hold it while protecting you from the sharp blades of the slicer.
The knob you are holding gradually goes down until the entire potato is sliced. Lay them in the baking pan, or in a crock pot. Scatter a little flour, sea salt and pepper. I love to make it in a crock pot as the potatoes come out nice and tender and tasty and I don't have to watch it cook but I forgot to bring it with me. Potatoes cooked slowly also retain more *vitamins, and notice I leave the skins on also to keep more of their vitamins. Leaving the skins on increases the nutrition by about 30%.
Slice your polish sausage or ham, then layer it on top the potatoes. Make as many layers of potatoes and meat as you want. Pour about 1/2 cup milk over the potatoes. Cover with aluminum foil or a lid; if your pan has one, or your potatoes may get a little crispy around the edges. Bake at 350 till potatoes are tender when tested with a fork.
This can be used as the main dish. Potatoes are a vegetable while being a complex carbohydrate so by adding a meat you have your meal covered in one dish. Also potatoes, when slow cooked are significantly high in vitamin c; 45% of your daily intake; more potassium than bananas, spinach or broccoli, 10% of the daily requirement of vitamin B6; folate 21%, iron 18%, magnesium 21%, manganese 33% and other trace minerals. Use red or blue potatoes and increase the anti-oxidants significantly.
Potatoes that are slow cooked are wonderful for the diet, aid in controlling blood pressure, are low fat, high in fiber (daily intake of 26%) and provide a satisfying meal. Another plus about potatoes is that they are one of most economical foods we can find in the produce aisle.
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