Friday, February 12, 2010

Heart Attack Potatoes

I made a nice, fresh ham, coated the outside with the honey-mustard sauce used in my chicken recipe the other night. Heart attack potatoes seemed like just the right thing to go with the ham. I know you're all wondering now if I've gone completely off my rocker. Feel free to cut this amount down to your family's size, but this is the basic recipe.

HEART ATTACK POTATOES

5 pounds (1 bag) red skinned potatoes, scrubbed
salt and water to boil

1 to 2 tsp salt
30 turns fresh ground pepper
1/4 cup dried parsley flakes
1 stick margarine
1 stick butter

Scrub the potatoes clean and slice them thin. Cook in a large pot of salted boilin
g water until fork tender. Pour into a colander to drain, and put the pot lid on top of the colander to keep the heat in the potatoes. Return the pot to the stove, and melt the butter and margarine over medium heat. Add the salt, pepper and parsley flakes. Turn off the heat, stir the potatoes back in, and serve at once. The potatoes will break into nice bite sized pieces. The origin of this terrifying name? As my second daughter said, "Heart Attack Goodness on a plate!"

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

15 comments:

Nichole said...

YUM... I like your daughter's thinking, lol

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

My kitty cat likes to have her tongue hanging out sometimes, too. So cute. Hey, check my blog for a 'gift'!

Tatersmama said...

Mmmmm! But I think I might have to cut the quantities down a bit, eh? Unless it freezes well of course.
I do have 2 taters left, so that's probably enough for the Old Guy and I...you think? ;-)

Tobi said...

Mmmm... butter!

Pam said...

Oh my - these would make me so happy! Butter makes everything better. Happy Valentines Day Marjie!

Mickle in NZ said...

Mmmmm, and the ham looks good too!

Pam said...

I want to come eat dinner at your place!

Sook said...

ha ha Heart attack potatoes... :) Looks good!

lostpastremembered said...

I love the name... what can be better than telling everyone what's for dinner!!! Really great sounding with all that wonderful fat!!!

I love Thor. He really makes me miss my St. !!!

buffalodick said...

Add bacon and cheese for a real heart attack!

~~louise~~ said...

I wouldn't change one iota of this recipe, Marjie and I'm only one person, LOL. I bet the leftovers, dare I say, would be as good or better than the main meal. You crack me up with the "30 turns fresh ground pepper" even to me, a pepper lover, it sounds unusual that you would actually count the turns. So cool:)

Your meal looks fabulous, I have such a craving for fresh ham, I may just cook "your" dinner up the next time the kids come for dinner.

Thank you so much for sharing...

Channon said...

Yum. I love me some 'taters...

noble pig said...

Bring me a defibulator, I'm going in...LOL.

The Blonde Duck said...

I'll risk a heart attack to eat those.

grace said...

oh my. how can i resist something with a name like that? they must be absolutely delicious. and no, as far as i can tell, you're still sitting on your rocker. :)