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potatoes.JPGOur first potatoes from our garden! We grow Yukon gold and red Pontiac potatoes. I like the red Pontiac best and my husband prefers the Yukon gold. (A mixed marriage!) We steamed them, then tossed with roasted fresh garlic (yes, still available at Kitchen Conservatory), plus olive oil and salt. No other dinner was needed.

Potato plants take about 80-100 days to mature. Plant a wedge of potato with a eye sprouting (that is, a seed potato, not a supermarket potato) and 1 potato should yield 10 potatoes.

Why eat freshly-dug, homegrown potatoes? If you like homegrown tomatoes, you will love homegrown potatoes; the differential in taste from a supermarket potato is that great.

After eating all the steamed potatoes possible, what to cook? Rosti, otherwise known as potatoes cooked in as much butter as possible.

Rosti Potato Pancakes

  • Potatoes
  • Butter
  • Salt

Peel and grate the potatoes. Season with salt. Melt butter and put the potatoes in piles in the hot skillet. Flatten with a spatula. Let cook for 10 minutes on one side, then turn and cook for 5 minutes on the other side, or until crispy. If necessary, add more butter. Serve immediately.