Posted by Roth McCoy | Posted in Vegetarian Food Ideas | Posted on 21-11-2009
Great Picnic Food Ideas for Potatoes
If you have ever planned a picnic, it may have been a struggle to come up with the right type of food to prepare. Luckily, a potato can offer a variety of snacks and dishes for your picnic. This article will share with you three picnic food ideas for potatoes that you can use at your next picnic.
Picnic Food Ideas: Homemade Potato Chips
What is better than a bag of crisp potato chips? A bag of potato chips that you make yourself. This recipe will let you make some delicious chips for your picnic snack. You will need:
– 2 large potatoes (preferably Idaho)
– A handheld slicer
– 3 tablespoons of peanut oil (can use olive oil or canola oil instead)
First, preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, wash your potatoes and slice them into slices that are about 1/8-inch thick. Take these and place them on a baking sheet. Brush on the peanut oil on each side, then sprinkle them with salt. You will want to bake these chips in the oven for about 15 minutes – or until they turn a nice, golden-brown color. Remove them and let them cool. You can sprinkle salt and pepper on them again. You can also use additional ingredients, such as vinegar, garlic powder, chili powder, etc. Experiment and make your very own type.
Picnic Food Ideas: Loaded Potato Skins
These delicious snacks can be a mainstay of just about any gathering, especially a picnic. You will need:
– 2 large potatoes
– 2 tablespoons of olive oil
– ¼ cup of mixed shredded cheese (With any combination of mozzarella, cheddar, Monterey Jack, or others)
– 3 slices of cooked bacon
– ¼ cup of chopped green onions
Turn your oven to 400 degrees. Take a fork and put a few holes in your potatoes (after they have been washed) and bake for 40-45 minutes. After they have cooled, cut your potatoes lengthwise into two pieces and remove the potato until there is only about a quarter-inch of potato left. Then, cut them in half once more. Take your olive oil and put a thin layer on the insides, then salt them and broil for 4-5 minutes. Remove; place your cheese and bacon (crumbled into small pieces) into the skins, add green onions, and broil until the cheese in the skins is melted. This will make 8 servings.
Picnic Food Ideas: Grill-Roasted Potatoes
This last dish can be a snack or an entrée itself. You will need:
– 16 baby potatoes (washed)
– 4 whole cloves of garlic
– 5 tablespoons of olive oil
– Salt and pepper
– 1 tablespoon of vinegar
– 4 sprigs of basil
– Sliced purple onions
To make this, take a piece of aluminum foil about a foot square in size. Place four small potatoes on each piece. Add in a clove of garlic, a sprig of basil, sliced onions, a tablespoon of olive oil, salt, pepper, and a dab of vinegar. Wrap these up. Repeat to make four bundles. Wrap each bundle again with another piece of foil and then place underneath your grill. You will want to turn these packages every now and then. Let them cook for 30 minutes or so, or until the potatoes have been cooked. Then serve and enjoy!
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