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Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Lactose
This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

Sodium
This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.

 

"If the divine creator has taken pains to give us delicious and exquisite things to eat, the least we can do is prepare them well and serve them with ceremony."
-Fernand Point, 20th century French chef

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I especially like this recipe using fingerling potatoes. They are now often as inexpensive as regular potatoes. I slice them in half lengthwise if they are small and quarter them lengthwise if they are larger.

Potatoes

There are four basic types of potatoes – long white, russet, round red and round white.  

The first two of these are similar in that they contain higher amounts of starch, with a low moisture content.  The russet potato is rounder and has a brownish skin with a lot of eyes.  In contrast, the long white is longer (hence the name) and has a thin, grayer skin.  

Because of the lower moisture content, these are great potatoes for baking.  There are small, long white potatoes about the size of a finger, appropriately named fingerling potatoes.  These are one of my favorites for roasting.  

Round potatoes include the round white and the round red (sometimes called new potatoes).  They are also called boiling potatoes and have a higher moisture content and a waxy texture.  They are great for boiling, but I like these best for roasting.  Round potatoes make the best mashed potatoes.  Yukon Golds are a variety of round red and make the perfect mashed potatoes, having a richer flavor than their cousins.  

There’s not any significant nutritional difference between potato types.  

4 ounces boiled potato = 99 calories, <1g fat, 0g sat fat, 0g mono fat, 2g protein, 23g carbohydrates, 4mg sodium, 0mg cholesterol


 

Paprika Potatoes



Servings = 4 | Serving size =about 1 cup

Cooking Time = 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2.

This recipe can be easily doubled using a large roasting pan. Leftover potatoes, cold, make great additions to salads or may be reheated gently.

1 lb small red or Yukon gold potatoes
2 tsp olive oil
1 clove garlic (minced)
1 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp salt
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)

Place a large skillet in the oven and preheat to 375° F.

Add the olive oil and garlic to the hot pan.

Add the potatoes and toss to coat with the oil.

Sprinkle the paprika, salt and pepper over the potatoes and toss.

Place the pan in the oven, reduce the heat to 325°F.

Roast the potatoes for about 20 minutes. Toss them about every five minutes to brown on all sides. Serve when the potatoes are tender.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = about 1 cup

Servings = 4

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Amount Per Serving

Calories 102 Calories from Fat 22
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 2g 4%
    Saturated Fat <1g 1%
    Monounsaturated Fat 2g  
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 152mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 18g 8%
    Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
    Sugars 1g  
Protein 2g  
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 18%
Calcium 0% Iron 5%
Vitamin K 4 mcg Potassium 531 mg
Magnesium 26 mg