My Favorite Roasted Potato Salad

My Favorite Roasted Potato Salad

“Take rest. A field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.” – Ovid

 

Roasted Potato Salad is next level potato salad. The potatoes are roasted prior to combining all the ingredients and what you get is flavor-loaded goodness in every single bite. Once you try this roasted version, regular ole potato salad will pale in comparison! Looking for more great potluck options? Try my Bacon Chicken Bites or Macaroni Salad!

 

What is Roasted Potato Salad?

Simply put, the potatoes are cubed, seasoned, and roasted prior to assembling. This means that every single bite of potato is loaded with amazing flavor. It’s not too soupy, it’s not bland, and it’s not dependant on temperature for serving… hot or cold, it’s amazing.

 

Roasting vs Boiling

I served this recipe to friends at a BBQ recently and even though the guests loved it, one friend explained that she hates turning on her oven in the summer. I totally understand that, but when it comes to potato salad, you are going to heat up your kitchen no matter what. I have stood over plenty of pots of boiling water and know how quickly the steam can warm a space.

Once you try this roasted version of potato salad, you will know that it’s absolutely worth it to turn on the oven

 

How To Roast Potatoes

The potatoes are the star of the show in this recipe. But there are a few tricks to making sure the final product is perfection.

Use a smaller potato-like baby reds or fingerlings. Take a few minutes to make sure the cubes are consistent in size. When roasting the potatoes you want them to bake evenly, making sure there are not underdone or overdone pieces. When they are all the same size, they will all get perfectly crispy.
Cube the potato into 1-inch pieces. I have made this salad for several years now and often try new variations to see if I can make it prettier or taste better. For instance, I tried roasted potato wedges. While I thought these looked the best (people do eat with their eyes first!), the larger cuts of potatoes meant that there was a lower seasoning to potato ratio.
Make sure the potatoes are dry before adding the olive oil and seasoning. Now, my grandma is a huge fan of washing potatoes after they have been chopped and letting them sit in a cold water bath. I do not wash the potatoes for this salad. (Edited to add, I do not wash the potatoes AGAIN after I have cut them. I do wash before cutting.) I want a super crispy outer edge with a soft interior.
Prepare your pan. We often use aluminum foil to completely cover the pan (easier clean up), but you can also use parchment paper or Silpat. I often add a teaspoon of oil to the pan and rub it evenly over the foil with my hand in an attempt to keep the potatoes from sticking. You can also use non-spray or nothing at all.
Don’t crowd the pan. A nice, even layer of potatoes that aren’t too close together is key. You want the beautiful crispy deliciousness on every side.
Don’t skimp on the seasonings. I opted for salt, pepper, and season salt. After many years of trial and error; using garlic salt, cayenne, red pepper flakes, onion powder, turmeric, ground mustard… you name it!… the final result was that less is more. Roasted potatoes come alive with olive oil, salt, and pepper! There is mustard, onion, dill, and bacon in this recipe and you want to taste all of those ingredients, not have them be a secondary flavor.
Don’t turn them too much. I usually flip the potatoes once during roasting, making sure that one side is completely crispy before doing so. The overall baking time is anywhere from 30-45 minutes and will vary from oven to oven. I keep an eye on them after the flipping because while crispy is the goal, burnt is not.

 

What is in Roasted Potato Salad?

The ingredients in this potato salad are each important and add to the fantastic end product.

Potatoes – Roasted to perfection and added to the other ingredients when warm.
Bacon – We prefer crispy bacon. I bake it in the oven for 18-22 minutes at 415°F. I don’t recommend chewy bacon in this recipe.
Eggs – Hard boiled of course. I prefer to cut the eggs into 4 wedges. I like a big bite of the egg as the soft texture and mild flavor really compliment the well-seasoned potatoes. You can certainly cut the eggs smaller if that is your preference.
Red Onion – While I love adding red onion and recommend it, I have also used shallots and green onion. You want to use an onion that can hold it’s own, that offers texture as well as beauty to the final product. A small dice is my preference, my husband sometimes slices the onion and separates it into individual curved pieces.
Mayonnaise – Basic is best. No fancy flavors, variations, or substitutions needed for the mayo. Side note: I did not like Greek Yogurt in this recipe… it doesn’t work as well as mayo when combined with the warm potatoes.
Mustard – Plain old yellow mustard. If you only have dried mustard on hand, you can use it but the recipe will change a bit. Generally speaking, 1 tablespoon of yellow mustard equals 1 teaspoon of dried mustard. However, because yellow mustard has other ingredients like vinegar, turmeric, paprika, salt, and garlic, you will need to add extra liquid to this recipe. If you use 1 teaspoon of dried mustard in place of the yellow, also add 1-2 teaspoons of vinegar.
Dill – Dried dill is what the recipe calls for. You can certainly use fresh if it is what you have. The substitution is easy, one tablespoon of fresh equals one teaspoon of dried. I used 1/4 teaspoon of dried dill weed in this recipe so you would use 1 teaspoon of fresh dill weed. (Not dill seed.)
Salt & Pepper – We love salt & pepper and use it liberally in cooking. But you will want to add salt & pepper to taste. If you want less salt, feel free to add everything but the salt, mix the ingredients and then taste test.
Parsley – This is just for color and totally optional. I just love a fresh pop of green on this potato salad!

 

Bring it All Together

I mentioned that I like to assemble this potato salad when the potatoes are warm. The reason for this is that the mayo and seasoning infuse into the potatoes and create magic as you’ve never experienced in a potato salad before. However, if I am serving this to a big group I will sometimes make the potatoes, bacon, and hard boil the eggs the day before and then heat the potatoes and bacon a bit right before assembling.

Once you a ready just stir everything together and serve! This does not need to be refrigerated before serving, but you can absolutely make it the day before and serve it cold. If you are serving it cold, be sure to keep it cool.

 

How to Keep Potato Salad Cool Outside

Set the bowl on a bed of ice. Simply add a couple of ice cubes to a larger bowl and place your smaller serving bowl inside.

 

INGREDIENTS

POTATOES
  • 3 pounds red potatoes cut into small cubes
  • 2 teaspoons salt, or to taste
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Lawry’s season salt, see notes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
SALAD
  • 1 medium red onion diced
  • 8 pieces bacon, cooked and diced
  • 6 large eggs, hard boiled to the doneness you prefer
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

 

INSTRUCTIONS

POTATOES
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Prepare a sheet pan by lining with foil or parchment paper.
  2. Place cubed potatoes on a baking pan. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and season salt. Drizzle olive oil over top and then use your hands to toss the potatoes, making sure every single piece is coated.
  3. Bake, uncovered, for 30-45 minutes, or until the potatoes are crispy. Turn once half-way through baking.
  4. Allow to cool for at least 15 minutes before adding to the salad.
SALAD
  1. In a large bowl, add potatoes, onion, bacon, eggs, mayonnaise, mustard, dill weed, and salt & pepper. (You can reserve 1-2 eggs to set on top instead of mixing in.)
  2. Using a spatula, gently stir the ingredients until fully combined and every potato is covered.
  3. Can be served warm or refrigerated until ready to serve. If refrigerating, place in an airtight container.
  4. Optional: Sprinkle with chopped parsley before serving.

 

 

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Grilled Salmon with Bacon and Corn Relish

Grilled Salmon with Bacon and Corn Relish

You are really going to love this exciting and vibrant new way to use salmon. It’s dressed up with an easy and summery relish. Did I mention there will be bacon? Oh, yeah.

 

Prep: 20 mins        Cook: 25 mins        Total: 45 mins        Servings: 2        Yield:2 servings

 

Ingredients:

6 slices bacon, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces
2 ears white corn
¼ cup chopped green onions – white and light green parts separated from green tops
¼ cup diced red bell pepper
salt and ground black pepper to taste
1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 tablespoon rice vinegar, or more to taste
½ teaspoon vegetable oil
2 (8 ounce) center-cut boneless salmon fillets
1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste
1 cup fresh spinach leaves (Optional)
 

Directions:

Step 1
Preheat an outdoor grill (preferably charcoal) for high heat and lightly oil the grate.

Step 2
Place bacon in a skillet over medium heat and cook until browned and crisp, 8 to 10 minutes.

Step 3
Cut kernels from corn ears into a large bowl using a sharp knife held at a 45-degree angle. Scrape cobs with the back of the knife into the bowl to get the juices.

Step 4
Stir white and light green parts of green onions into bacon and add red bell pepper; cook and stir until vegetables just start to become tender, about 2 minutes. Stir corn into bacon mixture and let corn just warm through. Season with salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, a few chopped dark green onion tops, olive oil, and rice vinegar. Turn off heat under relish.

Step 5
Spread vegetable oil onto both sides of salmon fillets and season fish with salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper.

Step 6
Cook on preheated grill until fish shows good grill marks, the flesh flakes easily, and fish is still slightly pink in the center, about 5 minutes per side. A crack that opens up in the salmon flesh as you cook will let you see how done the salmon is in the middle.

Step 7
Divide spinach leaves onto 2 plates and top each with a salmon fillet and half the bacon relish. Sprinkle on a few green onion tops for garnish.

 

Cook’s Note:

I didn’t have any in the garden, but a little fresh tarragon is great in this too.

 

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 605 calories; protein 56.6g; carbohydrates 20.2g; fat 33.1g; cholesterol 140.8mg; sodium 754.8mg. Full Nutrition

 

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Cider-Braised Chicken, Brussels Sprouts and Apples

Cider-Braised Chicken, Brussels Sprouts and Apples

This fantastic one-pan dinner is ideal for a Sunday supper or casual fall get-together with friends; the sauce is delicious, so serve with bread or mashed potatoes to soak up every delicious bite.

INGREDIENTS

  • slices bacon, chopped
  • bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (about 3 1/2 pounds total)
  • medium tart red apples, cored and cut into wedges
  • 12 – ounce bottle hard cider
  • tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
  • tablespoons whole grain mustard
  • teaspoon kosher salt
  • 12 ounces fresh Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved if large (2 cups)

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a very large skillet cook bacon over medium heat until crisp; remove from pan, reserving drippings in skillet. Add chicken, skin side down, and cook 10 minutes or until browned, turning once; remove from skillet. Add apples to the skillet and cook 4 minutes or until browned on both sides; remove from skillet. Drain and discard drippings from skillet.
  2. Add cider, thyme, mustard, and salt to skillet, scraping up any browned bits. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Return chicken to skillet. Cover and simmer 10 minutes. Add Brussels sprouts. Cover and cook 5 minutes. Add apples and cook, uncovered, 3 to 5 minutes more or until chicken is done (at least 175 degrees F).
  3. To serve, divide chicken thighs, Brussels sprouts, and apples among shallow bowls or plates. Spoon cider mixture over top. Sprinkle each serving with bacon.

Nutrition Facts

(Cider-Braised Chicken, Brussels Sprouts and Apples)

Servings Per Recipe 4, sodium (mg) 840, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 1, cal. (kcal) 860, Folate (µg) 35, pro. (g) 52, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1, Potassium (mg) 804, iron (mg) 3, Monounsaturated fat (g) 25, vit. A (IU) 614, carb. (g) 23, calcium (mg) 49, sat. fat (g) 17, chol. (mg) 295, sugar (g) 13, Niacin (mg) 12, fiber (g) 4, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, Thiamin (mg) 0, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 12, vit. C (mg) 44, Fat, total (g) 59

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Callos (Ox Tripe Stew) Filipino Recipe!!!

Callos (Ox Tripe Stew) Filipino Recipe!!!

Callos Recipe or (Ox Tripe Stew) was introduced to the Philippines during the Spanish colonial era. It is a very traditional dish in Madrid, Spain. This savory stew of ox tripe and shank is cooked with spicy chorizo de bilbao and commonly served with olives. 

Although this dish seems a little difficult to prepare because the ingredients are many, the cooking process consist only of sautéeing the garlic and onion then pouring every ingredients one by one then simmering it until it’s cooked. The hardest part is preparing the ox tripe and ox feet. You have to clean the ox tripe if you bought it from the wet market. But in supermarkets, you can buy them already cleaned.

 

Ingredients:

2 lb. ox feet, cut into pcs.

2 cups beef broth (from the boiling tripe and ox feet)

2 pcs. chorizo de bilbao, cut into ¼-inch thick pcs.

½ (15.5 oz.) can garbanzo beans, drained

1 lb. honeycomb tripe

1/2 cup frozen green peas, thawed

3-5 strips bacon, diced

2 pcs. thai chili peppers, stemmed, minced

¼ cup vinegar

4-6 cups water

1 pc. onion, peeled, quartered

4 cloves garlic, crushed

1 tsp. peppercorns

2 pcs. bay leaves

1 pc. onion, peeled and minced

4 cloves garlic, peeled, minced

½ pc. red bell pepper, seeded, cored, cut into cubes

½ pc. green bell pepper, seeded, cored, cut into cubes

1 cup tomato sauce

1 tbsp. paprika

1 tbsp. salt or salt to taste

1 tsp. pepper or pepper to taste

 

Directions:

Cut and discard any yellowish fat or loose membrane attached on the flat side of the tripe with a knife.

Combine vinegar and salt in a bowl then add tripe and enough cold water to cover, soak for about 50 – 60 mins., drain and rinse well under cold running water.

In a pot over medium heat, add the beef tripe, ox feet and enough water to cover. Bring to a boil for about 10 to 20 minutes. When scum begins to rise, drain in a colander and discard liquid.

Rinse tripe and ox feet, rinse pot.

Place meat in the pot and add enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, skimming scum that floats on top.

When broth clears, add quartered onions, crushed garlic, peppercorns and bay leaves. Lower heat, cover and cook for about 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until meat are tender but not falling apart.

In a colander, drain tripe and ox feet. Discard aromatics and reserve about 2 to 3 cups of the broth.

Allow meat to cool to touch. Cut meat off ox bones and slice into 1-inch thick strips. Cut tripe into 1-inch thick strips.

In a pot over medium heat, add bacon.

When bacon begins to render fat, add the chopped onions, minced garlic and chili peppers and cook until limp.

Add Chorizo de bilbao and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes or until lightly browned and begins to release color. Add paprika and cook for about 1 to 2 minutes.

Add meat from ox bones and beef tripe. Cook for about 1 to 2 minutes, stir regularly.

Then add the tomato sauce and 2 cups of the reserved broth.

Bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover and cook for about 40 to 50 minutes or until meat are fork tender and sauce is reduced at least 1 cup.

Add garbanzo beans and cook until heated through. Add bell peppers and green peas. Cook for about 1 to 2 minutes or until bell peppers are tender yet crisp and green peas are heated through.

Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Serve while its hot,

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Callos (Ox Tripe Stew) Filipino Recipe!!!
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6 - 8 people 20 mins
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Callos (Ox Tripe Stew) Filipino Recipe!!!
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Servings Prep Time
6 - 8 people 20 mins
Cook Time Passive Time
3 hours 4 hours and 20 mins
Servings Prep Time
6 - 8 people 20 mins
Cook Time Passive Time
3 hours 4 hours and 20 mins
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Cut and discard any yellowish fat or loose membrane attached on the flat side of the tripe with a knife.
  2. Combine vinegar and salt in a bowl then add tripe and enough cold water to cover, soak for about 50 – 60 mins., drain and rinse well under cold running water.
  3. In a pot over medium heat, add the beef tripe, ox feet and enough water to cover. Bring to a boil for about 10 to 20 minutes. When scum begins to rise, drain in a colander and discard liquid.
  4. Rinse tripe and ox feet, rinse pot.
  5. Place meat in the pot and add enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, skimming scum that floats on top.
  6. When broth clears, add quartered onions, crushed garlic, peppercorns and bay leaves. Lower heat, cover and cook for about 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until meat are tender but not falling apart.
  7. In a colander, drain tripe and ox feet. Discard aromatics and reserve about 2 to 3 cups of the broth.
  8. Allow meat to cool to touch. Cut meat off ox bones and slice into 1-inch thick strips. Cut tripe into 1-inch thick strips.
  9. In a pot over medium heat, add bacon.
  10. When bacon begins to render fat, add the chopped onions, minced garlic and chili peppers and cook until limp.
  11. Add Chorizo de bilbao and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes or until lightly browned and begins to release color. Add paprika and cook for about 1 to 2 minutes.
  12. Add meat from ox bones and beef tripe. Cook for about 1 to 2 minutes, stir regularly.
  13. Then add the tomato sauce and 2 cups of the reserved broth.
  14. Bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover and cook for about 40 to 50 minutes or until meat are fork tender and sauce is reduced at least 1 cup.
  15. Add garbanzo beans and cook until heated through. Add bell peppers and green peas. Cook for about 1 to 2 minutes or until bell peppers are tender yet crisp and green peas are heated through.
  16. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  17. Serve while its hot,
  18. Share and Enjoy!!!
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Rellenong Manok (Filipino Stuffed Chicken) Recipe!!!

Rellenong Manok (Filipino Stuffed Chicken) Recipe!!!

rellenong manok

Rellenong Manok is a festive Filipino  dish which is basically a roasted stuffed boneless chicken. Yes it’s boneless, but only in the cavity, wings and legs still have bones intact. 

The name Rellenong Manok iterally means “Stuffed Chicken”.  “Relleno” is the Spanish word meaning filled or stuffed; and “Manok” is the Tagalog word for chicken.  So for this festive dish the body of the bird is  painstakingly de-boned and only the wings and legs remain intact.  Because of the stuffing the chicken retains it’s shape when done, giving it a very nice presentation at any fiesta table.

The chicken is de-boned by cutting the breast side, removing the bones and sewing them back together.  Another way would be by removing the bones by hands carefully from the cavity without cutting the chicken. Cooking this dish is best suited for special occasions because the procedure involved is a little tedious. De-boning the chicken requires some skill and patience.  Stuffing it with the meat mixture is easy enough but, you have to insure that the chicken is well sewn so the contents won’t spill.

This is my version of Rellenong Manok (Stuffed Chicken) Filipino Recipe.

Have fun.

Here’s a video by Nides showing you how to de-bone a chicken!

 

Ingredients:

1 whole chicken, shape kept and de-boned

2 tbsp. soy sauce

1 1/2 tbsp. sugar

2 tbps. calamansi or lime  juice

For Stuffing:

1/2 kg. ground pork

1 can vienna sausage, drained and sliced

1/2 cup bacon, diced

1 cup ham, diced

1/4 cup carrots, minced

1/4 cup sweet green peas

3-5 whole eggs, hard boiled, peeled

1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated

1/4 cup pickle relish

1/4 cup breadcrumbs

1/4 cup raisins

2-3 tbsp. soy sauce

1/2 cup butter

1 tbsp. sugar

1 tbps. salt or salt to taste

¼ tsp. pepper or pepper to taste

 

Directions:

Marinate chicken in soy sauce, sugar and calamansi juice (lime juice) then set aside.

Mix all the remaining stuffing ingredients well in a bowl.

Stuff the chicken in all parts.

Sew the cavity opening and truss the chicken then wrap chicken in aluminium foil.

Heat oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit and bake breast-up for an hour or until chicken is cooked.

Open the foil and rub chicken with butter and put back in the oven until golden brown.

Serve while its hot,

Share with family and friends,

Enjoy!!!

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Rellenong Manok (Stuffed Chicken) Filipino Recipe!!!
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For Stuffing:
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Marinate chicken in soy sauce, sugar and calamansi juice (lemon juice) then set aside.
  2. Mix all the remaining stuffing ingredients well in a bowl.
  3. Stuff the chicken in all parts.
  4. Sew the cavity opening and truss the chicken then wrap chicken in aluminium foil.
  5. Heat oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit and bake breast-up for an hour or until chicken is cooked.
  6. Open the foil and rub chicken with butter and put back in the oven until golden brown.
  7. Serve while its hot,
  8. Share with family and friends,
  9. Enjoy!!!
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