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Yukon Gold Potato Salad

Summer time for picnics and favorite foods:  Potato Salad

Summer is the time to bring out the salads and serve food we do not cook all winter when we are hungry for comfort foods.  Let’s call potato salad as the summer time comfort food.  What else goes with hot dogs, hamburgers, bratwursts, and barbecues and picnic? 

I usually use Russet potatoes for potato salad, however, while at the Farmer’s Market there were fresh Yukon Gold Potatoes.  I had to try them; successfully using the same recipe, I marinated the cooked hot peeled potatoes with the sweet pickle relish to add more sweet and distinctive flavor.

Yukon Gold Potato Salad

Yukon Gold Potato Salad
 
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Yukon Gold potatoes are used to make a flavorful potato salad to serve at picnics, family, and company dinners.
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Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 5 Yukon Gold potatoes, medium size
  • Water to cover
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • ¼ cup sweet pickle relish, more if needed to flavor potatoes
  • ¼ cup onion, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup celery, finely chopped
  • 1 hard boiled egg, diced
  • ½-3/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • dash paprika
Instructions
  1. Boil the washed, unpeeled potatoes in the water and salt, until tender, 20-25 minutes.
  2. Drain off water
  3. Peel potatoes
  4. Dice in ½ inch sizes, use potatoes that crumble into pieces or somewhat mashed
  5. Add the pickle relish to absorb into the potatoes to add flavor, more or less as needed for taste.
  6. Add the vegetables and egg to the potatoes
  7. Combine mayonnaise, prepared mustard and celery seed.
  8. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Carefully stir dressing into the potatoes, vegetables and egg.
  10. Refrigerate overnight.
Notes
My preference is mashed potato salad, so having crumbles or broken bits of potato pieces is not a problem. A firmer potato will result by not cooking it as long if preference is for a bigger bite of the potato............................................
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Yukon Gold Potato Salad

Yukon Gold Potato Salad

 

Summer time meals are so easy to fix without getting into sandwiches and chips.  We are having plenty of green beans, , sauteed yellow squash, zucchinis, fried corn and tomatoes with our potato salad.  Next comes the fresh fruits of fall.

Summer Garden Vegetables

Summer Garden Vegetables

Summer Dinner

Summer Dinner

 

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Slow Cooker Pork Chops

Slow Cooker Pork Chop Dinner

 

Slow Cooker Pork Chop Dinner

Finally getting use out of my slow cooker.  Slow Cooker Pork Chops was quick to put together and enjoyed for our Sunday Dinner with steamed asparagus and an apple salad.  A simple menu for two.

Apple Salad

Apple Salad

I have had a slow cooker for several years.  I am just now getting into using it more and more. Occasionally I would use it for soup and not venturing into meals or meats.  This year I have changed that.  This fall, Crock Pot Applesauce  was  successful, then I tried Crock Pot Scalloped Potatoes and Ham for a family reunion.  For New Year’s, it was Slow Cooker Red Lentils-Sausage Stew looking for Good Luck in 2016,  the Italian way.  In this new recipe, there is a layer of sliced onions and quartered potatoes cooked with the Slow Cooker Pork Chops.

Slow Cooker Pork Chops

Slow Cooker Pork Chops

Since starting to church on Sunday mornings, I have found the slow cooker very handy, which I am sure many of you could have said,  “I told you so.”  It is great to come home and smell dinner, makes me feel as though someone else did the cooking.  

Slow Cooker Pork Chops
 
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Center cut loin pork chops and potatoes smothered in gravy
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Recipe type: Meat
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • ½ cup sliced onions
  • 2 large potatoes, quartered
  • Seasonings, salt and pepper
  • 4 center loin cut pork chops, ½ inch thick
  • 4 ounce can of mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 package Country Gravy Mix
  • 1 cup water
Instructions
  1. Put the sliced onions on the bottom of the slow cooker.
  2. Arrange the quartered potatoes on top of onions.
  3. Season the pork chops with seasonings, salt and pepper.
  4. Put the pork chops on top of the potatoes.
  5. Mix the Country Gravy Mix with water; heat to thicken.
  6. Pour the gravy over the pork chops.
  7. Cover and cook on high for 5 hours.
Notes
The seasoning used for the pork was a blend of sugar, salt, paprika, black pepper, onion, and garlic powder.....................Julia Ann and cookbookinabox® in partnership with Netta Belle’s Choice® Spices, bring you great recipes, outstanding herbs and spices for your cooking experience. ©2007-2017 Netta Belle’s Choice® The Art of Gourmet Cookery® cookbookinabox® “Reg. U.S. Pat. & Trdmk. Off.” Reg. “Trade-marks Canadian Intellectual Property Office. “
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Ready to add the gravy and start

Ready to add the gravy and start cooking.                                       

Slow Cooker Pork Chops

Slow Cooker Pork Chops ready to be served.

Pork Chop Dinner

Pork Chop Dinner

Other links to look into:

Simply Recipes:    Slow Cooker Mexican Pulled Pork

The Kitchen:  How to Cook Pork Chops in the Slow Cooker

 

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Crock-Pot Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

Crock-Pot Cookery

As summer is slipping away for another year and heading into the fall and winter months, the recipes are also changing.  like the seasons.  The comfort food of soups, casseroles of macaroni and cheese and crock-pot or slow cooker meals are plentiful.  Do you have a favorite crock-pot recipe?

Crock-Pot Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

Crock-Pot Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

Crock-Pot Scalloped Potatoes and Ham was the right dish to take to a carry-in 3 hours away.  This recipe was inspired by Crock-Pot by Rival. Country Scalloped Potatoes and Ham. My changes were additions such as garlic and onion powders, and 1/4 cup  or less of jalapeno  peppers.  I also layered the potatoes, ham and cheese before adding the sauce.

Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

Serving Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

A recipe for a carry-in or pitch-in.

This carry-in was with my farm family.  There was no lack of food, with bratwurst, fried chicken, hot dogs and hamburger, shredded pork, spaghetti and meatballs. chili, scalloped corn, baked beans, green bean casserole, all with a variety of finger foods, and salads.  Oh the desserts! Pie, cake, brownies, and a favorite cookie, Buckeyes. Of course they were hit of chocolate and peanut butter.

Crock-Pot Scalloped Potatoes and Ham
 
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Richly seasoned potato and ham dish for making in the crock-pot or slow cooker. It could be the entree for a meal with ham, cheese, mushroom soup and potatoes.
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Recipe type: Vegetable Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Serves: 10-12 servings
Ingredients
  • 8 potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 pound, fully-cooked ham, cut in 1-inch cubes
  • ¼ cup jalapeno peppers, finely diced
  • 1 package (1 oz) country-style gravy mix
  • 1½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 can (10½ oz cream of mushroom soup
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
Instructions
  1. Lightly grease crock-pot.
  2. Layer potatoes, ham, part of the cheese and jalapeno peppers in the crock-pot
  3. Whisk the gravy mix, onion and garlic powders, soup and water until well blended and smooth.
  4. Pour the blended gravy over the potatoes.
  5. Cover and cook on LOW 7 to 9 hours (HIGH: 3 to 4 hours).
  6. To with cheese last 30 minutes of cooking.
Notes
To prevent darkening of uncooked potatoes, put into a cup of water and ½ teaspoon of cream of tartar, toss, drain and continue with recipe.................
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Suggested menu with Crock-Pot Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

Allrecipes.com – Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

Recipe4living.com – Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

 

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Tips for making French Fried Potatoes

Russet Potatoes

Unpeeled Russet Potatoes

Hamburgers and fries are easily gotten at fast foods.  Frozen fries can be bought by the huge bags in the grocery.  Wouldn’t you rather have  home made French Fries?

After peeling the potatoes, how do you prevent discoloration and keep crispness of the potatoes before frying?

1.  dip potato strips in lemon juice.

2.  soak  potato strips overnight in solution of half water and half vinegar.

3.  soak  potato strips in cold water for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Potato sticks

Potato sticks for French Fries

I hope you chose number 3, soaking the potatoes strips in cold water at least 30 minutes will prevent discoloration and maintain the crispness.  It also removes some of the starch.  After soaking, drain and dry thoroughly before frying in the hot, deep fat.

Use your favorite recipe for French Fried Potatoes or select one from Food Network or The Pioneer Woman

A test for doneness is the crispy outside and mealy on the inside and have turned a golden brown.  When potatoes go into the hot oil/fat they will go to the bottom of the fryer.  As they cook they will rise to the top of the oil and brown.

Remove French Fries from the oil and put on toweling paper to absorb the excess oil. Season with sea salt or a seasoning or your choice to serve the hot fresh French Fries.

Adapted from The Creative Cooking Course.  The Creative Homemaker’s Academy, 1973. 

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