German Potato Salad

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Ingredients
2 pounds red potatoes
1 teaspoon salt (for boiling potatoes)
12 oz. bacon
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic (about 3 large cloves)
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley

Directions
1.Scrub potatoes and cut any very large potatoes in half so that all potatoes are of approximately equal size. Place potatoes in a large pot and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil and stir in 1 teaspoon of salt. Reduce heat and simmer potatoes for 15 to 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender when stabbed with a fork. Drain water. Leaving potatoes in pot, return pot to still-hot (turned off) burner. Leave lid off of pot and allow potatoes to steam dry for a few minutes.

2.Set a large pot over medium heat and use kitchen shears over pot to cut bacon strips into approximately 1-inch pieces. Cook bacon, stirring occasionally, until crispy. While bacon is cooking, cut potatoes into 1/2-inch thick slices. Cut any extremely large slices in half. Set aside. Once bacon is done, remove pot from stove and use a slotted spoon to remove bacon to a bowl while leaving bacon grease in the pot (I had about 1/4 cup).

3.To the bacon grease, slowly and carefully add vinegar, sugar, Dijon, salt, and pepper. Place pot back on burner, bring mixture to a simmer, and stir for a couple of minutes. Stir the minced garlic into the mixture and cook for 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until garlic starts to turn a light golden. Remove pot from heat and toss in the sliced potatoes, gently mixing until potatoes have absorbed all of the liquid. Carefully fold in the cooked bacon pieces and chopped parsley. Transfer potato salad to a serving dish and serve hot or warm. Potato salad should not sit at room temperature for more than two hours before refrigerating any leftovers.

Sheet Pan Hash Browns

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Ingredients:

4 cups peeled and grated potatoes
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup grated Parmesan

Directions:

1) Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

2) Peel and grate potatoes until you have 4 cups (about 2 potatoes). Add the grated potatoes to a large bowl and rinse the potatoes well with cold water. Drain and rinse a second time. Drain off as much water as you can.

3) Use a few paper towels to dry off the potatoes as much as possible by rubbing the potatoes in the bowl.

4) In a microwave safe bowl, combine butter, oil, and spices. Microwave on high for 30 seconds to melt butter. Stir spice mixture into potatoes along with grated parmesan cheese. Stir well.

5) Spread potatoes out on sheet pan in a single, even layer. Some overlap is inevitable, but try to make it as even as possible.

6) Place sheet in a preheated oven on the bottom rack for 15-20 minutes. When edges of hash browns are browning nicely, move sheet pan to the very top rack. Bake for another 10-15 minutes so top can crisp up. Don’t stir the potatoes!

Remove potatoes and serve immediately with other breakfast goodies!

Tambor de Papas

Tambor De Papas

Ingredientes:

6 papas medianas
1 cebolla
3 dientes de ajo
4 cucharadas de Mantequilla
Sal y Pimienta a gusto
Leche o Agua del hervor de las papas (para suavizar el puré)
Picadillo de res (cocinado precedentemente)

Preparación:

Pelar y lavar las papas
Cocinar las papas en agua con sal.
Hacer un puré de papas.
Hacer un sofrito con mantequilla, cebolla (picadita en trocitos bien chiquitos) el perejil y pimienta.
Añadir el sofrito al puré de papas y revolver muy bien.
En un molde redondo de hornear (aunque el Tambor de la foto fue hecho con uno rectangular) hacer la base con una capa de puré de papas. Usar Picadillo o cualquier otro relleno que desee como capa central.
Terminar con otra capa de puré y cubrir con queso tipo filante o salsa bechamel mezclada con un poco de salsa del picadillo.
Hornear a fuego moderado 180 gr por 15 minutos hasta que se dore bien la superficie y el queso se funda.