No need to peel with easy potato dishes

RUSH-HOUR REMEDIES

March 01, 2000|By Joanne E. Morvay

* Item: Fresh From the Start Potatoes

* What you get: 3 to 4 servings

* Cost: About $1 to $1.75

* Preparation time: Use straight from package in a variety of recipes

* Review: I'm sure potato peeling is becoming a lost art for many people. But as someone who tends to find the task loathsome, I can't help but be thrilled by the number of pre-washed, peeled and cut potato products now on the market. Fresh From the Start Potatoes are partially cooked, making them even more convenient. Following a recipe on the package, I used the Red Bliss Potatoes to make Herb Roasted Reds. The Hash Brown Potatoes were used to make tasty potato pancakes (also inspired by a package recipe). Both dishes were easy to prepare on short notice. And the flavor was as good and fresh as promised. The potatoes also tend to have a relatively long refrigerator shelf life.

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