Put about 2 cups of water into a medium sized saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Boil until potatoes are tender. Drain potatoes.
Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add flour and stir until smooth. Add onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, milk and heavy cream, and continue stirring until thickened to desired consistency and smooth. Add to peas and cream sauce to potatoes. Stir together and serve.
This is coarsely mashed, seasoned red skinned potatoes topped with sirloin tips, onions, mushrooms, and served with BBQ sauce. We first had this from a food vendor at the Big Ticket Festival in Gaylord, MI. We absolutely loved them! My husband and I had them every day of the 3 day festival. When we got home, I tried to recreate it. This is what I came up with.
Sirloin Tips with Red Skinned Potatoes, Onions, Mushrooms
Put prepared potatoes in a pot of water along with the garlic. Bring to a boil and cook until tender.
In a large heavy skillet, heat some oil. Add the onions and cook, stirring frequently, until tender.
Meanwhile, in a separate skillet, heat some oil. Add steak strips and cook, stirring frequently, until done.
When onions are nearly done, add the mushrooms and cook with onions. Add cooked steak to this pan too, and continue cooking until everything is done as desired. Season to taste with salt and pepper or your choice of seasonings.
Drain potatoes, season with salt and pepper, and add butter. Lightly mash. Clean the meat skillet and add some oil to that skillet again. Put the potatoes into the skillet and cook until lightly browned. (I only have one large cast iron skillet, so I have to cook the potatoes in 2 batches in my medium sized skillet.)
To serve, place a layer of the potatoes in a bowl.
This is a recipe my husband came up with several years ago and we still enjoy it at least weekly. A combination of bacon, potatoes, onions, sweet peppers, jalapenos (if you desire), and ham (opt.), topped with shredded cheese. Yum! Of course, any of these ingredients can be changed or deleted to your liking.
Cut up bacon by slicing across the slices into 1/4" or so pieces. Cook in skillet until just done.
Add remaining ingredients except cheese. Cook, stirring every 5-10 minutes, until done. You may need to add a little butter or oil to the pan, depending on the skillet you are using and the fat content in the bacon. Serve topped with cheese of your choice! Cilantro or green onion makes a nice garnish for this dish. You may also want to add salsa to the top.
We always buy jalapenos and sweet peppers by the bushel or half bushel at the farmer's market in the fall, then we dice them and freeze them in quart Ziploc bags, so they are always ready to go whenever we need them!
The potatoes are julienned using a nifty device called Nice Dicer. We have an old style one, that we have been using for years. It works great and saves a LOT of time!
To save some time on a weekday morning, cook up the bacon the night before and save in a covered container with the other veggies, all chopped and ready to throw in the pan the next morning!
Grease a lasagna pan.
Saute onion in butter in 4 qt. pan. Add salt and pepper as it is cooking. Add milk and chicken broth and bring to a simmer. Combine heavy cream and cornstarch. Add to pan and stir until it is blended. It should begin thickening very quickly. Turn off heat and add sour cream and cheese. Spread potatoes in greased lasagna pan. Pour milk sauce over potatoes.
Cover with foil and bake at 375 for 2 hours or more. Let set for 15 minutes or so and stir before serving.
For the chicken broth, I use about 2 tsp. Better than Bouillon Organic Chicken Base and add water to make 1 cup. This ensures that the recipe remains gluten-free and soy-free.