Friday, April 3, 2015

Potato Sauce--a Fast & Easy Holiday Recipe

Potato Sauce--a Fast & Easy Holiday Recipe

A quickly assembled sauce of crème fraîche, mayo, roasted garlic and pepper. Great on many types of potatoes--boiled, roasted, or baked.

http://www.farmfreshfeasts.com/2015/04/potato-sauce-fast-easy-holiday-recipe.html

I've got a fast recipe today. It uses 4 ingredients--and if you can't find the main one, you can always substitute or even make your own. How easy is that?

We eat potatoes to celebrate so many things.  If it's not my Make Ahead Irish Mashed Potato Casserole alongside a Thanksgiving turkey, it's a baked potato, roasted potatoes, or boiled new potatoes from the farm share cuddled up with Swedish Meatballs.

http://www.farmfreshfeasts.com/2015/04/potato-sauce-fast-easy-holiday-recipe.html

Our family's favorite way to enjoy these potatoes is with Potato Sauce.  I know the name is boring--I thought about trying to jazz it up by calling it Crème Fraîche and Røastéd Gårlic Pøtatø Saüce, but in the end opted to keep it simple. It's just a sauce for potatoes, after all.

I first had this sauce in Copenhagen when my sister in law whipped it up. I was blown away at how delicious something so simple could taste! I'm not sure if it was the exoticness of the crème fraîche or the comfort of home cooking after travel or what--but I was smitten.

If you are fortunate enough to encounter some magically marked down containers of crème fraîche you're good to go. If not--you can make your own. Here's a recipe. If you don't have time for that--just use some sour cream. It's all good.

http://www.farmfreshfeasts.com/2015/04/potato-sauce-fast-easy-holiday-recipe.html

What if you didn't roast your garlic crop last year? No worries, finely chop some fresh garlic, or stir in some dehydrated minced garlic if that's all you've got handy. [Don't tell me you didn't even grow garlic--it's pretty easy. If you live in a place where tulips and daffodils flourish in the Spring, you live where garlic will grow. Plant some in the fall and harvest it--along with amazing garlic scapes--in early summer.]

For other recipes using roasted garlic, please see my Garlic Recipes Collection, part of the Visual Recipe Index by Ingredient.


http://www.farmfreshfeasts.com/2015/04/potato-sauce-fast-easy-holiday-recipe.html

http://www.farmfreshfeasts.com/2015/04/potato-sauce-fast-easy-holiday-recipe.html

Potato Sauce (serves 4, scales up easily, keeps a few days in the fridge)

½ cup crème fraîche (or make your own or substitute sour cream)
1 to 2 Tablespoons mayonnaise
2 cloves roasted garlic (here's how I put up mine--or substitute fresh or dried minced garlic)
freshly ground pepper to taste (I start off with about ½ teaspoon and go from there)

In a small bowl stir together the crème fraîche and mayo. Smash and crush the garlic into a paste, and add it with the pepper. Stir well. Chill for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to mingle. This keeps for a few days in the fridge. I prefer the flavors best at room temperature and will set the dish out while I'm setting the table, but my daughter is happy to eat this on reheated leftovers straight out of the fridge. We're having it for her birthday, along with 'steak and cake'.

http://www.farmfreshfeasts.com/2015/04/potato-sauce-fast-easy-holiday-recipe.html
yes, I just threw it back into the original container. Saved a dish.

16 comments:

  1. A sauce for potatoes. Now I'm smitten.

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    1. I mean, potatoes don't even need a sauce. It's gilding the lily. But still. Potato sauce.

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    1. Abby,
      Maximum simple, maximum tasty.
      Thanks!

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  3. Love it, Sounds like a delicious sauce.

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    1. Linda,
      It is indeed a delicious sauce--and I'm about to make another batch for my daughter's birthday!
      Thanks!

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  4. Oh girl, this recipe is SO up my alley!! So easy yet the flavors sound just wonderful together. I'm a sauce lover and I can put sauce on almost everything. I will use this on potatoes but I'm going to try it on some roasted veggies, too!

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    1. Kristy,
      I bet this would be pretty tasty on roasted winter or summer squash, now that you mention it. Sometimes I get pigeonholed into one food and forget to branch out. Great idea!
      Thanks!

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  5. I bet I could just sit and eat this by the spoonful--although something tells me I probably shouldn't lol. Kind of aioli-like and yet not. Yum.

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    1. Laura,
      How about a pumped up aioli? Aioli Plus? Thanks for teaching me to look that one up--aioli is not in my sauce stable. [I don't have a sauce stable. I have a vinegar stable.]
      Thanks!

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  6. Yum! I am going to plant some garlic this year!!

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    1. Pam,
      I don't think you will regret it--easy as pie, and you plant in the fall so it's not like there's tons of work to do in the yard.
      Thanks!

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  7. Oops, I think your blog just ate my last comment. :-) To recap: Love this sauce. Will definitely try it this week.

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    1. Susan,
      I get so frustrated when I write this eloquent comment and poof! Thanks for circling back!

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  8. Oh man. We love roasted potatoes with a splash of olive oil and a pinch of sea salt. Pretty sure this just took this weekend's dinner to the next level. So excited to try!

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    1. Kimmie,
      We love roasted potatoes that way too! This just kicks it up a notch.
      Thanks!

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