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Potluck Recipe: Oven Roasted Red Potatoes

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Today’s pick is super easy and one of those you have it cooking while you get ready to go (or in my case, rush around frantically trying to get everything together for the kids, then slop on some make up).  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.


3 lbs. of red potatoes (the smaller the better)

Cracked or ground black pepper

Onion salt

1 stick of butter or margarine (I prefer 1.5 sticks, but that is up to you)

Aluminum foil

Wash the potatoes thoroughly, then cut them into cubes no bigger than an inch.  Put the potatoes on the NON reflective side of the foil.  Cut the butter in slices and put on top of potatoes.  Season with onion salt and pepper as you like (I would take it easy, though, everyone’s taste is different).

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Bring up the sides of the foil and roll them together, then do the same with the other sides.  This should make a pouch that looks like this.  Shake the pouch a little to distribute the seasonings and butter.

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Place pouch on a cookie sheet and bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes.  Open one end of the pouch VERY CAREFULLY, because there will be a lot of steam and it can burn you, and pour the potatoes into a bowl.  You are done.  Go have fun and watch everyone devour your potatoes!

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The amount of the ingredients can be adjusted depending on how many people you are planning on feeding.  If the potatoes are small enough, you can determine if you have enough by what is in the bag.  By the time they are cut up, they will take the same amount of space as they do now, so it is easy to see if they will fill up your bowl or not.  You can adjust the butter with the amount – about a tbsp per 3 small potatoes.  I make this in smaller amounts as a side dish for dinner all of the time.

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