Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Spanish Skillet Creamer Potatoes

Creamer potatoes are sauteed with Spanish inspired ingredients, for a healthy and delicious side dish.

Spanish Skillet Potatoes using Creamer potatoes from The Little Potato Company

It's summer, it's hot and the kids and I have been busy beyond words. With a visit first, to go camping with my parents, followed by a visit to my Mother in Law's, we've been keeping busy during the past few weeks. Even though we are busy, I try to make sure my kids are eating as healthily as possible. That's why I love Creamer potatoes from The Little Potato Company. Potatoes have often gotten a bad rap, especially in the dieting world, since they are high in carbs and starch. But did you know that Creamer potatoes are a good healthy vegetable option? Packed with vitamins and minerals, Creamer potatoes contain great nutrition, especially when eaten with the skins. Creamer potato skins are so thin, they melt in your mouth, which makes them a great delicious way to get in some extra fiber.

Creamer potatoes contain natural phytochemicals, carotenoids and phenols, also found in a variety of other vegetables. Plus you can find up to 20 mg of vitamin C, more than 40 mg of potassium and 25% of your daily requirement of vitamin B6, in a 100g serving. So, you can see why I'm am happy to serve my kids Creamer potatoes as part of their healthy diet. This month I decided to use the Dynamic Duo varietal, to share with you, because it contains the buttery yellow fleshed red and yellow Creamer potatoes. Both delicious is this recipe. 

Dynamic Duo Creamer Potatoes from The Little Potato Company

I've taken the habit of boiling up a bag of Creamer potatoes to keep in the fridge. This way I can saute some up for a quick side dish and add some to soups or salads. One of my favourite things to make with my boiled Creamer potatoes is a potato skillet. I often makes these on nights where we have eggs for dinner; it's the perfect side dish. As of late, I've been adding a slight Spanish flare to my skillet potatoes, with the addition of a slight hint of cumin and olives. The kids really love this side dish and I love that they are eating healthy, even when we are busy.

Spanish Skillet Potatoes using Creamer potatoes from The Little Potato Company

Spanish Skillet Creamer Potatoes

1. 5 lbs Dynamic Duo Little Potato Company Creamer Potatoes
3 Tbs olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 roasted red pepper, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 tsp each salt & fresh ground pepper
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp paprika
1/3 C olives, sliced in half

Cook Creamer potatoes in a large pot of salted boiling water, until fork tender; about 15 minutes. Drain and let cool until easy to handle. Slice Creamer potatoes in half and set aside.

In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Once oil begins to ripple, add in the onion and cook until translucent; about 3-5 minutes. Add in the roasted red pepper and garlic and cook until garlic is fragrant; about 3 minutes. Add in the cooked Creamer potatoes, and season with salt, pepper, cumin and paprika. Toss together and cook until potatoes begin to form a great caramelized crust; about 5-7 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the sliced olives. Serve with eggs, cooked to your preference.


Tara Noland said...

Those look amazing Cindy, love the Spanish twist with the delicious Creamer potatoes.

April J Harris said...

It's so unfair, people forget that potatoes really are good for you as part of a balanced diet! Love how you have prepared them here, Cindy. Your Spanish Skillet Creamer Potatoes have so much flavour. What a wonderful dish!

foody schmoody said...

Great new flavor twist on some easy and yummy potatoes.

mealplanmaven said...

Great side dish for adding some "pop" to weeknight dinners!

Patty Anderson said...

What a great potato dish!

Joanne T Ferguson said...

What a great recipe Cindy! This is now on my list to do! Pinned and shared!

Moore or Less Cooking Food Blog said...

I adore potatoes, these look awesome!

megan awrey said...

What a great recipe! I love these potatoes. I always get them when I shop at Costco!!! Thanks Cindy!