By Kevin Williams
Potatoes are a starchy staple in most Amish kitchens during the summer. The versatile vegetable finds its way into breads, casseroles, and soups. Most Amish gardens have at least some potatoes, but, of course, it depends greatly on the soil where you live. Potatoes tend to do better in sandy soil than packed clay. The Amish in Maine grow a lot of potatoes, but plenty in Ohio and Indiana do also. Here are five favorite potato recipes:
DEACON'S MASHED POTATO CAKE: Great way to make a moist cake and use up some leftover mashed potatoes. Yum! Click here for the recipe.
SIMPLE FRIED POTATOES: Doesn't get much better than just a simple skillet of fried potatoes. Yum! Click here for the recipe.
PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH BACON MASHED POTATOES: Combine two favorites: bacon and potatoes and get this delight! Click here.
And the final recipe comes to us from Minnie Yoder, an Amish homemaker in Choteau, Oklahoma's Amish settlement. This is another case of combining two favorites: pizza and potatoes!
- 5 cups thinly sliced potatoes
- 1½ pounds browned hamburger
- 1 can cheddar cheese soup
- 1 can pizza sauce
- salt and pepper
- 1 /2 small onion,chopped
- 1 /2 cup milk
- 8 ounces shredded cheese
- Arrange potatoes in 9 X13 inch pan.
- Stir milk and cheese soup into hamburger and onion.
- Pour over potatoes and bake at 350 for 1 hour or until potatoes are done.
- Top with pizza sauce and cheese.
- Bake 15 minutes.