Monday, March 19, 2007

CookingUp Potato Tips

Cooking Up Potato Tips

My husband and I have salt-free diets, so I substitute lemon pepper seasoning for table salt in many of my potato dishes like potato casserole. For convenience and to save energy, I bake the potato casserole right along with a roast. —Joyce G., Rice, Minnesota

Here is a simple but different way to make mashed potatoes. Cook equal amounts of peeled potatoes and turnips in boiling salted water until tender. Mash as usual with milk or cream and a little butter. Delicious! —Harriet B., Hodgkins, Illinois

To make a speedy German-style potato salad, layer sliced cooked potatoes, onion that has been sautéed in bacon drippings and crumbled bacon in a casserole. Pour your favorite garlic and herb salad dressing over all and let marinate overnight. Warm in a skillet or in the microwave before serving. —Maureen D., Middletown, New York

For a quick scalloped potato, combine frozen French fries with a homemade cheese sauce and bake until bubbly. You save all that time peeling and cutting the potatoes! —Monna B., McKinney, Texa