Tuesday, September 14, 2010

cheap eats - thrifty side dishes edition

Penny-Pinching Potatoes ~
Potatoes Lyonnaise
What a beautiful name for a dish that is so easy, so inexpensive and so incredibly delicious. How can you go wrong with potatoes, onions, and garlic in butter? Plus, it's a dish that's not only pleasing to tastebuds but to your wallet as well.
"Lyonnaise" typically describes a dish prepared with onions, specifically fried onions, but also refers to the cuisine of Lyon, France. Lyon is also well-known for its high-quality pork products and of course, for Beaujolais Nouveau (among other wines).
But for now, the Lonesome Road Studio Kitchen is swooning over Lyonnaise Potatoes, a perfect side dish with roasted meats, something warm and cozy during chilly nights. Try leftovers combined in a frittata - just incredible!
The Ingredients:
  • 8 russet potatoes, peeled and cut in half lengthwise, then cut into 1/2 inch slices
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 large onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • salt and pepper
    Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (205 degrees Celsius).
    Place russet potatoes in a pot of water; bring to a boil and boil 2 minutes.
    Drain, quickly rinse with cold water and set aside.
    Heat olive oil in an ovenproof pan over medium-high heat. Add onion slices and saute until slightly browned. (It may seem like a lot of onions, but they will cook down and become absolutely delicious!) Add garlic and saute about 10 minutes more, until onions caramelize. Transfer onions and garlic to a bowl.
Can't you just smell those onions cooking?
Melt butter in bottom of pan, scraping up browned bits. Add potatoes and onions and stir gently to combine wih butter. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Bake in preheated 400 degree Fahrenheit oven for about 25 to 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender and lightly browned on top; you can also raise the oven temperature for a bit to brown the potatoes more, or broil very briefly.
Serves 6.


goodkarma said...

looks awesome. i'm saving this one.

Lonesome Road Studio said...

Very easy, inexpensive and mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

T @ Poppy Place said...

Oh Yum! :)

I'd have to leave out the garlic because the Hubby is allergic to it (bummer coz I love it) but I don't want to kill the poor guy :)

Thanks for that beautiful food idea, bookmarking that, nice to meet you, T. :)

Lonesome Road Studio said...

Wow, being allergic to garlic *would* be a bummer! There are so many things that have garlic powders, etc. You must have to be very watchful.
I think this would still be pretty tasty even without the garlic; maybe add a touch of thyme!

BeckyKay said...

Wow! I think even I could handle this one! :)

Lonesome Road Studio said...

You can do it!! :-D It keeps and reheats well so you could make a lot and have it for a couple of days, even easier!

Linda said...

Made this recipe and it was delicious! Loved the flavor of the onions and garlic in it.


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