Crispy Potatoes with Caramelized Onions
This Crispy Potatoes with Caramelized Onions recipe promises great flavor. There are so many potatoes recipes on the internet and in cookbooks. In fact there are so many different ways to cook potatoes that entire cookbooks are dedicated to potato recipes. This delicious potato recipe has ingredient measurements for 2 to 3 people but you can easily modify it to suit the number of people you are preparing the meal for. Some things about potato nutritional value are that the potato contains carbohydrates, minerals, vitamins, fiber and phytochemicals. You can leave the skins on potatoes when you prepare them for the value of added potato nutrients. The skins themselves are fibre-rich, plus the skins also contain iron, potassium, plus vitamins C & B. These important elements aid our bodies helping to prevent diseases. Potatoes come in all shapes, sizes and colors. It's amazing to know that there are over 10,000 varieties of potatoes worldwide. No doubt in your local grocery store or market you will find at least half a dozen varieties. For those of you who are vegetarian or vegan the potato is one of your best friends. Potatoes are generally inexpensive and readily available. One of Grandmother's favorite foods is potatoes and you will notice quite a number of ways to cook potatoes in the My Kitchen section of the blog.
In this potato recipe, the potatoes are washed and peeled. If you prefer to leave the skins on, always scrub the potato and using a small knife cut off any blemishes. If the potato skins are green this means that the potatoes likely have had too much exposure to light and that increases the alkaloid levels. There is some question of if this is safe to eat or not and because of the confusion, better to air on the side of safety and peel the potatoes down to where you no longer see any evidence of green. Sources say that in low amounts, the green skins are not likely to harm you but they can make for a bitter taste in the potatoes. If you consume large amounts of green potatoes there is the possibility the alkaloids will effect your digestive system in a negative way. Grandmother's kitchen tip would be to always peel them if they are green. Potatoes should always be kept in a cool dry ventilated place in an open type container like a basket where air can move through them. We know you will enjoy the easy printable recipes we share in the My Kitchen section of Grandmother's Kitchen blog.
This is a printable recipe.
2 large yellow onions
2 Tablespoons butter
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
6 medium white potatoes
1/2 cup olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 400F.
Line a baking tray with parchment paper and drizzle with olive oil.
You can use a pastry brush or clean fingers to coat the paper.
Peel and wash potatoes and slice into thin rounds and place them onto parchment paper.
With this many potatoes you will have about 3 rows stacked on one another.
Drizzle the last layer with the remaining olive oil, some salt and pepper.
Bake in oven for 45 minutes, and half way through remove from oven and use a wooden spoon to stir the potatoes so new ones will be browned on the top.
In the meanwhile caramelize the onions.
Peel and slice the onions into long skinny strips.
Heat butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.
When the butter has melted, add onions and cover with a lid.
Stir the onions often until they soften. Cover with a lid when you are not stirring.
Once softened, sprinkle with brown sugar and stir to coat.
Continue to cook on low-medium heat with the lid on, and stirring often.
When the potatoes are cooked through, take them out of the oven and mix the onions in with them gently so the potatoes do not break too much.
Place back into oven and cook for another 15-20 minutes to make the potatoes really crunchy.
Serve with salt and pepper.
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Nutrition Facts for: Crispy Potatoes with Caramelized Onions From Grandmother's Kitchen
Ingredients: Onions, butter, brown sugar, potatoes, olive oil, salt, pepper.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 4 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 527, Calories from Fat 283, Total Fat 31.4g 48%, Saturated Fat 7.3g 37%, Cholesterol 15mg 5%, Sodium 354mg 15%, Potassium 1418mg 41%, Carbohydrates 59.6g 20%, Dietary Fiber 9.4g 38%, Sugars 9.0g, Protein 6.3g, Vitamin A 4%, Vitamin C 114%, Calcium 5%, Iron 11%
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