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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Nacho Ordinary Potatoes

Found this recipe for Nacho Roasted Potatoes from Architecture of a Mom.


That's her picture of the delicious potatoes all smothered with cheese.
I neglected to take a picture of how mine turned out since I started eating them right out of the pan, they were that good.

I usually make potatoes with the Lipton Onion Soup Mix recipe and no one comments on those.  They are just OK, but this new recipe got rave reviews so I know I'll be making it again.

Kevin loved them.  He said it had a kick to it.  He likes things spicy, but the kids and I, not so much.  It was a bit too spicy for me, I liked the flavor but had to have about 3 glasses of lemonade to drink with it.  Next time I'll tone down the Cajun seasonings.

So here's the recipe with my modifications:

Nacho Roasted Potatoes

2-3 red skinned potatoes, diced in 1/2 inch pieces
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 tsp (or more to taste) spicy spice (or cayenne pepper) mix - I used Cajun seasoning
1 tsp cumin
kosher salt to taste - I didn't have this on hand so I just used regular salt
8 oz shredded cheese
Any other things you might put on nachos: sour cream, jalapenos, tomatoes, and so forth

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Mix oil, spice mix, cumin, and salt in a large bowl.
Take diced potatoes and toss in oil/spice mix.
Take a metal cooling rack and place on a sheet pan. Spread potatoes out on metal cooling rack.  (I just used a baking sheet)
Bake for 30 minutes, or until done.
Spread cheese onto potatoes and bake 5 minutes, or until bubbly.  (At first I forgot this step and started eating them without the cheese.  They were so delicious.)
Place toppings on top, to taste.


What new recipes have you tried lately?


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