There is nothing quite like a meat and potato meal. It is one of the most classic meals, you have in America.
Everyone loves potatoes! And good to know that there are hundreds of ways to cook them. Whether you want to use the Instant Pot (Pressure Cooker), air fryer, or just make them in your oven, they all full of flavor. The key to a great dish is spices, you need to use lots of different spices in your potato dish until you find one that you really like on potatoes. I used to hate salt on my potatoes, but my son loves them, so one day, I let him season them. I realize that good old salt and pepper, applied in LARGE quantities, really seasoned the potatoes well, so after that, I used to add more than I usually did, and everyone complimented me on my potato dishes. So, experiment, find out what spice you like, and adapt it to any potato recipe.
Another great reason for using potatoes as your side dish is that they are so budget-friendly, these are usually on sale at the grocery store, at least twice a month, so take that time and grab yourself a package/bundle. You can literally turn one package of potatoes for about $3.00 for a 5-pound bag, into about 3 dishes. So, that’s a real budget saver.
Potatoes are used around the world for dishes, in Italy, they use potatoes to make gnocchi, in Africa, they make North African potato soup. They are able to be stored for a long time, which is why, before refrigeration, they used tons of them.
Here are some great hints for storing potatoes:
- Store potatoes in a cold, well-ventilated area.
- Never store potatoes in the refrigerator, any temperature lower than 50 degrees F, changes the texture of the potato and will affect the taste of the potato dish.
- If you do choose to store potatoes in the refrigerator, let them slowly come to room temperature, before you cook the potatoes.
- Paper bags work amazingly when you are storing potatoes
- Do not wash potatoes, before storing them.
- If your potatoes have started to sprout, do not despair, just simply cut the sprout off, they are still safe to eat.
- If your potatoes have turned green, this is due to a chemical called Solanine, which means that the potato should be discarded, note: eating them in large quantities can cause you to get ill, so it’s best to throw away.
Here are the easy steps, so that you can make them in your own air fryer,
Plate, serve, and enjoy!
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This is such a simple side dish, made with the help of the air fryer. And I absolutely love roasted asparagus in the air fryer. The dill really brings out the flavors.
- 1 pound asparagus
- 2 stalks of scallions
- 2–4 new potatoes
- 1 teaspoon dried dill
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- Start by cutting your potatoes and then put them in a small saucepan, cover them with water and simmer until fork-tender. Then drain.
- Chop your asparagus into about 2-inch pieces. (Cut the ends off, and discard) Chop the whites of the scallions into about 1/2 inch pieces.
- Add the asparagus and scallions to a small mixing bowl, and then add the olive oil, and coat them. Place them in the air fryer for 5 minutes at 350 degrees F (air fryer setting)
- In a large mixing bowl, add the drained potatoes, roasted asparagus and scallions, mix in 2 tablespoons of olive oil, dill spice, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
- Plate, serve and enjoy!