Yukon Gold Potato Soup

Yukon Gold Potato Soup

Served cold, this would be vichyssoise; served hot, it is sometimes called soup bonne femme, or “good housewife” soup. Whatever it is called, it is inexpensive, satisfying, and very, very good. Thin-skinned Yukon Gold potatoes need not be peeled. In fact, the skins...
Vegetable Fritters

Vegetable Fritters

Vegetable fritters are an innovative way to use up any leftovers from Christmas dinner. Whether you have carrots, turnips, butternut squash, or broccoli, they can all be easily converted into fritters with a beaten egg and some flour. The leftover mashed potatoes act...
Mom’s Lefse

Mom’s Lefse

Lefse is a traditional soft, thin, Norwegian flatbread that is made with leftover potatoes, flour, butter, and sometimes milk or cream and cooked on a griddle. Special tools are needed to prepare lefse, such as a lefse stick—a long wooden instrument that resembles an...
Parsnips Whipped with Potatoes

Parsnips Whipped with Potatoes

Parsnips have a nutty, sweet potato–like flavor. Pureed with potatoes and chives, they lend a gentle root-vegetable sweetness. This recipe comes from Luisa DePaiva of Purple Rain Vineyard in Vancouver,...
Roasted Root Vegetables from Greta’s Kitchen

Roasted Root Vegetables from Greta’s Kitchen

Got a lot of root vegetables rolling around on your counter, root cellar, or vegetable drawer? Even a few slightly past their prime? Make this easy, hearty dish, whereby the roasting process caramelizes the natural sugars in the vegetables, concentrating their...
Baby Potatoes with Lemon and Chives

Baby Potatoes with Lemon and Chives

A new potato is a gastronomic treasure, a gem of the season, the delectable juvenile. Combined with lemon and a generous helping of chives, these babies...
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