I love potatoes. Really. Desert Island and I could pick only one food to eat for the rest of my life it would be potatoes. They are so versatile! I'll eat them every which way I can. Scalloped. Hash Browns. Au gratin. Roasted potatoes with lemon and herbs. Home Fries (yes, they're different than hash browns). Regular baked. Twice baked. Mashed (of course). French Fries (duh). Smashed potatoes you roast in the oven with cheese and truffle salt. Potato chips. You say potato - I'm in! So when I had these red bliss potatoes with garlic, ginger and parsley? I was in potato heaven!
Laura's old recipe for red bliss potatoes stuck with me
So years ago, when my friend Laura made these potatoes one night for dinner - I flipped out. The pairing of ginger with the potatoes was weird and I didn't think I would like it. Red bliss potatoes with garlic, yes. Adding ginger? Wasn't so sure. Well, let me tell you something: these potatoes are amazing! I don't often make red bliss potatoes but when I do I remember why. They're so soft and creamy, yet sturdy enough to toss around a bowl with other ingredients. They're prettier, right? Don't they look better than brown potatoes? Don't get me wrong: push comes to shove and I had to specify a potato type in my Desert Island scenario - I would choose Russet every time.
Nevertheless, red bliss potatoes are a fantastic option for a dinner side dish. This red bliss recipe comes together very quickly and is really easy to make. The combination of ginger, parsley and garlic is divine. And bonus: we're not using butter, but olive oil for this so we can feel a little better about our waistlines. I think this dish works great served alongside baked chicken breast, chicken thighs, pork chops, or steak.
Ode to Potatoes When I think of culinary bliss I think of you, When I can’t have you I feel so blue. We have so many memories to share, The time I mashed you and you didn’t even care. I slice, and cube and sauté, With you there’s always a new way. My desert island pick, Potato on a stick? I better write that one down, I’m just a girl from Beantown. Except I don’t care for beans, It’s always potatoes… by any means. So I’ll leave you with this, Ginger, garlic and parsley with the lovely Red Bliss.
Are you obsessed with potatoes like me? Good, here you go:
- Crispy Smashed Potatoes with all the Fixin's
- Fancy French Fries with Garlic Butter & Parmesan
- Potato Bacon Croquettes with Gorgonzola Bechamel
- Mom's Amazing Potatoes Au Gratin
- Fantastic Mashed Potatoes