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Oven Home Fries with onions and peppers
Sabrina Thorn
05/17/10
Hi Ellen,
Another question. I was planning on making 8o lbs of these potatoes in a roaster. I tried it and put 20 lbs in one roaster, took about 3 hours but wasn't real happy with the results. So I thought about just putting 15 lbs in each. I have done it with 10 lbs and it worked great if I didn't lift the lid at all for 2 hours. Today I thought what if I put cooked them in the oven the day before and reheat them in the roaster the day of the wedding? Have you ever done this?
ellen
05/18/10
Yes, 20 pounds is totally the outer limit of a roaster, and that is for roasts and such. not solid pack potatoes.
Yes. you can do ahead (2 days)and reheat in the roaster. Not crispy.
Sabrina
05/19/10
I'm thinking I will put 10 lbs in each roaster the day of the wedding then put them in a chafing dish to keep warm. Will the chafing dish take away their crispiness?
ellen
05/19/10
Given that they will be eaten quickly, it sould be OK.

If this is a from scratch recipe, would you share it with my readers?

Sabrina
05/27/10
Home Fries
Ingredients

5 pounds red skinned potatoes (used Russets)
3 oz olive oil and 4 oz melted Butter
1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
2 tablespoon Montreal Steak Seasoning
(I made my own, recipe follows)
4 teaspoons sweet paprika

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Cut the potatoes into 16ths and tossed everything in a roasting pan and roast for 1 hour to 1 1/2 hour uncovered and never opened that oven

Montreal Steak Seasoning

Ingredients
4 tablespoons kosher salt
1 tablespoon coarse ground black pepper
1 tablespoon dried onion
1 1/2 teaspoons dehydrated garlic
1 1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
1 1/2 teaspoons dried rosemary
1 1/2 teaspoons fennel seed.

Directions

1. Combine ingredients. (I like to crush just a little with a mortar and pestle.)
2. Store in air tight container.
3. Use in any recipe calling for Montreal Seasoning or rub on steaks, pork chops, burgers, chicken.....etc.

ellen
05/27/10
Thanks Sabrina