Potatoes Potatoes Potatoes

Living alone and cooking seems to either mean eating the same casserole every day for a week or spending time cooking something new every night.  I really like to do something that crosses between the two–cooking or preparing a lot of a few ingredients that I can combine in new ways every night.  It’s a win-win.  Most of the prep is done ahead of time, but I don’t have to eat the same exact thing over and over.

I cut a couple pounds of red potatoes into cubes and then boil them until they’re soft enough for a fork to stab them easily.

There’s so much you can do with a big container of potatoes!

The first night, when I prepared and cooked the potatoes, I ate a classic.  Potatoes with cheese, green onions, sour cream, salt, and pepper.

Another classic, easy dish you can make with potatoes is potato salad.  I like mine with mayonnaise and horseradish.  It’s something really easy to make in the morning and take to work for lunch.  I had this potato salad with a salad and an apple.

But the best thing I ate with these potato chunks was a salad with crispy potatoes in it.  Here’s how I made it.

First I started the potatoes cooking in some saved bacon grease.

While those cooked, I made some dressing.  I mixed a spoonful of mayonnaise with some whole-grain mustard.Then I added a glug of vinegar and enough olive oil to thin it to a salad-dressing consistency.

Once the potatoes were done, I put them on top of some romaine lettuce with the dressing, shredded cheese, and some bacon I had saved, heated up, and crumbled.

Pretty much the best.

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