Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Baked potatoes and onions

This goes great with this fish dinner!

My Mom and Dad used to have these friends in Florida and we would go to their house for fish fries. They lived on a canal in Eustis, Florida. The water was pitch black! Now, besides these fabulous potatoes, the other things I remember most about going to their house to eat was that the Mom kept sheets covering all of her furniture. Even when we were there for dinner. You would have thought we would have been "the guests" but maybe not. ;) The other thing was that they had this doberman pincher dog named "Satan" and she roamed around in the backyard patroling for gators. My mom made this dish and I modified it for my onion hater family. Its very good and is a healthier take on fried potatoes and onions.

BAKED POTATOES AND ONIONS

1-2 bags of those cheapo little shoestring french fries. I use Always Save which I get from Country Market. Walmart does not carry them. They carry only regular cut fries, but they are really cut too big for this recipe and I prefer the Always Save ones.

2-4 Tablespoons margarine
1 onion sliced thin or 2 Tablespoons of onion powder.


Spray a baking pan with cooking spray or butter it really good.
Dump in the frozen shoestring fries
cut the butter in little cubes and drop around on the potatoes
place sliced onions on top or sprinkle with the onion powder. Stir through some if you want the onions throughout or leave it as it is.

Place in preheated oven (350 or 400 degrees) for 45 minutes or so, covered with foil, or until the fries start to brown around the edges.

Sometimes I microwave my frozen shoestring fries to cut some of the time off of this so that they are thawed and/or hot going in.

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