Here in the East we are living with extreme heat warnings. Today it was 99 degrees but felt like 110 degrees thanks to the ever-present and (need I mention) oppressive humidity! The problem is weeds wait for no one and neither does a potato harvest! I worked outside for over three hours weeding and harvesting, harvesting and weeding... I mercilessly yanked and dug the mother potato's babies and replanted those too small to eat today. I patted and tucked the little darlings back into the ground, said a silent prayer over them and moved onto the next plant. My reward? Fresh, fragrant, earthy potatoes! Okay...NOW what?
I scrubbed them clean, cut them in half, sautéed them until golden on both sides over medium-high heat in an oven proof, large skillet and finished cooking them in the oven at 425 degrees until tender.
Serve the potatoes as is or with Ranch Dressing (think kids) or with fresh tomato sauce.
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