Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Franconia Potatoes

With an abundance of potatoes left over from our busy weekend, I figured what better time than now to finish off Marjorie's potato recipes? I started with the Franconia Potatoes, and it was the easiest of potato recipes.

Franconia Potatoes essentially means that the potatoes are roasted in the drippings of a roast or in some fat. So basically the preparation involves paring the potatoes and boiling them for 10 minutes before adding them to a roast in the oven. If your timing works out, you'll turn the potatoes a couple of times, they'll brown up, and in no time at all the roast will be done!

Once the meat and potatoes are done, display them on a platter and make a gravy from the drippings in the pan. Franconia Potatoes will be served today at the Blue Elephant Cafe with sliced roast beef, a bit of gravy and a side of fresh greens. A delicious mid-day meal!

Blue Elephant Cafe
12 Pepperell Square 
Saco, Maine 04072

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