Saturday, August 16, 2014

Potato Bundles from Ree | Chow

Happy Saturday ya'll! I'm feeling really country today so I figured what better way then to give you a little taste of some Southern hospitality. I've been wanting to post more recipes for a while now but I just haven't come across any that I love that much to share. So while I was checking out some of Ree's recipes over at The Pioneer Woman I discovered an amazing new way to do baked potatoes!! If you didn't know I'm a HUGE potato lover and when fall comes around I have some almost everyday. Yes, it's bad I know. I posted the recipe print out below as well so if you are looking for something fresh to make this Fall - here ya go! I hope you are all having a great weekend!! XO, Erica

3765901078_d8edd46c05I love throwing together these delicious potato packets. They’re ridiculously easy, fun for the kids to assemble…and are absolutely delicious. Something happens to the chunks of potato when they’re sealed inside the foil packages—yum! They come out of the oven (or off the grill) so tender and delicious. They put regular baked potatoes to shame.
Don’t tell regular baked potatoes I said that.

REE_4218You’ll need potatoes. I like Russets.

REE_4223Yellow or white onion.

REE_4220Butter, of course.

REE_4222Heavy cream. Again…of course.

REE_4221Kosher salt and paprika.

REE_4219And parsley. My grocery store doesn’t carry the flat leaf stuff and I didn’t have any in my garden. And did you know the curly stuff is a perfectly acceptable substitute? Just mince it really finely and you’re good to go.

REE_4224And freshly ground black pepper. Of course.

REE_4225Begin by cutting the potatoes into chunks. First, cut two slices lengthwise.

REE_4226Then turn it the other direction and make one more slice down the middle.

REE_4227Then rotate the potato slices and cut the other direction to create a large dice.


REE_4229Cut the onion in half from root to tip, peel off the skin, and make large slices.

REE_4230Then rotate it 90 degrees and slice them into large chunks.

REE_4231Do you ever buy these? You can get them at Sam’s and most large supermarkets…and they’re handy as all get-out.

REE_4232Grab a square of foil…

REE_4233Throw some potatoes in the middle.

REE_4234Throw on some onion. Don’t skimp! They get soft and really, really delicious as they bake.

REE_4235Next? A couple of tablespoons of butter. Do not be afraid, my child. Do not be afraid.

REE_4239Generously sprinkle on some kosher salt…

REE_4243And paprika, which gives it a nice little edge.

REE_4245Next, splash on a little cream. Not too, too much—just enough to inject a little richness.

REE_4236Now mince up the parsley.

REE_4247And sprinkle it over the top.


REE_4250Finally, a sprinkling of freshly ground pepper.
And that’s it!

REE_4251Roll up the foil packages.


REE_4254And set them all on a rimmed baking sheet and pop ‘em in the oven for about 45 minutes.

REE_4297To serve, just throw ‘em right on the dinner plate…and let everyone open ‘em up!

REE_4309The potatoes should be extremely soft and tender…and the flavor. Oh, the flavor is out of this world. They’re coated in the creamy buttery sauce, and each bite is a triumph.
Try ‘em. You’ll love ‘em!
Especially if the kids help you make ‘em.


Potato Bundles

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  • 6 whole Russet Potatoes
  • 1/2 whole Yellow Onion, Diced
  • 1 stick Butter
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
  •  Kosher Salt To Taste
  •  Paprika To Taste
  •  Freshly Ground Black Pepper, To Taste
  • 2 Tablespoons Minced Parsley

Preparation Instructions

Pile potatoes and onions on a square of foil. Add 2 tablespoons butter. Splash on cream. Then sprinkle on salt, paprika, and black pepper. Sprinkle minced parsley over the top.
Wrap bundles tightly and bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes, or until extremely tender.
Serve bundles right on the dinner plate. Serves 8.

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