Our homesteading neighbors offered us their still to be harvested, three rows of surplus potatoes for just
Michael (dear husband) went over with the little ones and dug them all up, brought them home, and lay them out on our porch to dry out for two days. I am now picking through them, sorting them out - keepers to be stored in our basement in boxes and feedbags, a basket for us to keep in our pantry, and a box of small ones to save for seed potatoes for next spring.
We harvested about 30 pounds of potatoes ourselves this year from our own small garden area. We have been busy increasing our garden over the past two months and we hope to harvest close to 100 pounds next year from our own land.
However, we are so grateful for the well over 100 pounds from our neighbors and I am hopeful that they will keep well in our basement which should stay about 40 degrees all winter.
So far I have been making mashed potatoes and oven baked potatoes. The children all love the oven baked. I peel, cut into chunks and then mix in a large bowl with olive oil and spices and then bake at 400 degrees for about 45 minutes.
What are your favorite potato recipes?
Warm wishes, Tonya