Potatoes are SO cheap! What are some of your favorite recipes?

This week you can get a 10lb bag of Russet Potatoes for $0.98 at Fred Meyer!  This got me thinking, what are some of your favorite ways to incorporate such a frugal (and filling) ingredient into you meals?

Parmesan Baked Potatoes

  1. 6 Tbsp. butter
  2. 3 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
  3. ¾ tsp. salt (more or less to taste)
  4. ½ tsp. garlic powder (more or less to taste)
  5. Few dashes pepper
  6. About 6 medium Russet potatoes, washed and halved length-wise (any type of potato will work)

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  1. Jean says

    Oven baked potato wedges (thick french fries). Quick and easy to prep and the kids love them!
    Cut potatoes into wedges, toss with a little vegetable oil, sprinkle with salt (or any other seasonings you like), bake on a cookie sheet at 400 for about 40 min until tender with a fork.

  2. Judith says

    I moved from California to Florida and here the price of potatoes is SO expensive! During season expect to pay $6 for 10lb bag. I used to pay no more than $2 in California for the same…The only reason I can think of is that transportation from Idaho increases the price that much…My husband still teases me when I buy potatoes…”Did you break the piggy bank?

  3. Amelia says

    I love potatoes! When I was single and living in a cold climate I would very often just have a baked potato with cheese or sour cream for dinner. When we first started dating my husband made us baked potatoes for dinner with caramalized onions and a little grated Parm. Talk about a cheap meal! I often put them in soups to make the meal heartier and in winter I do roasted root veggies as a side dish. I’ll do potatoes and carrots, diced and tossed with olive oil and salt and pepper, spread out on a sheet pan and baked at 350 for 20 min or so. Also any leftover from this makes a great omelet filling the next morning.

  4. Cindy J says

    I have a quick and simple side dish and a southern favorite.

    Dice potatoes into maybe 1/2″ cubes (I’m not picky, I just cut). I cut enough to fill a 1 1/2 quart glass dish. Cut up a onion in whatever size you enjoy eating them. For me, I like them small. Mix in with potatoes. Salt and pepper. Cut up 3/4 to 1 whole stick of butter on top and put on the lid. Put in microwave on high for around 8 minutes, take out stir and go another 8 minutes. More or less until they are as soft as you like them.

    There is nothing better than a fried tater sandwich. Slice them long or round, fry them up and put on bread with some Blue Plate (yes, that’s what we use where I come from) mayonaise and enjoy. That’s a good southern comfort food.

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