A few nights ago, I was in the mood for something “different” for dinner. So I hopped online and started looking up recipes. I ended up choosing three – all of them incorporating copious ammount of minced garlic.
Poor planning? Yeah, probably. Actually, it was more along the lines of no planning.
Fortunately, they were all deemed quite good by Gabriel and Garrett. We especially liked the Italian potato salad. Simple, but tasty. It was just different enough to hit the spot. Garrett ate most of it.
We’re also still using the garlic we harvested last June. I’ve read that hard-neck garlic doesn’t keep as welll as soft-neck, and quite a bit of our hard-neck has gone bad, but quite a bit of it is also still good. Hooray for veggies that keep well!
As I said, this recipe is super simple. In fact, After looking at it, I almost decided that it was too simple. Glad I stuck with the recipe though! It was so good!
I consider this a pretty frugal dish. Why? Last time I bought potatoes (a month or two ago?), they cost fifteen cents per pound. I’m honestly not sure how much the oil and garlic would cost, but since there’s not much of either, plus the health benifits from both are amazing, I find the small cost well worth while! As a bonus, the olive oil, aside from being good fat, will also help keep everybody feeling full and satisfied for longer after the meal.
Italian Potato Salad
(From this recipe, with very minor alterations)
1 LB potatoes (small is best)
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
3-4 cloved garlic
3 T. chopped parsley
Salt and Pepper
Srcub potatos and boil whole in jackets.
While potatoes are boiling, crush garlic into a medium sized serving bowl. Add oil and parsley and stir well.
When potatoes are tender, drain and chop while still hot (you may peel them first if desired).
Toss with garlic/oil mixture, add salt and pepper to taste, and allow to marinate for at least 15 minutes, but preferably and hour before serving.
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