Easy Skillet Potatoes

EAsy Skillet Potatoes

Today Janelle from Comfy in the Kitchen is back with a comfy side dish for us!  My favorite part – you don’t have to peel the potatoes! Easy peasy!

Janelle writes:

This is a very simple recipe you can make during the weeknights.

I use peanut oil to fry potatoes because it makes them crisp!   You can make this side dish for dinner or breakfast.

If you are making them for breakfast, let me suggest to fry bacon in a skillet, then fry your potatoes in the bacon renderings. Then, crumble the bacon on top.

(*This is a naturally gluten/dairy/egg free recipe.)

Just like apples, not all potatoes are created equally. I chose Yukon Gold potatoes for this recipes because they are great fried and you don’t have to peel them!

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Wash and slice (I use a slicer) 8 Yukon Gold potatoes and one Vidalia onion.No need to peel the potatoes!

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In a large skillet, add peanut oil and heat on med-high on the stove. Add potatoes and onions. Season.

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I use PLENTY of this! It has garlic, sea salt, and black pepper. If you don’t have this- no worries! Just add plenty of seasoned salt, pepper, and some garlic powder to your desired taste.

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Let cook for 2 mins, then flip- continue to do this until potatoes are tender (about 30 mins) I wish you could smell the aroma from these potatoes through this photo right now, Ahhhh… You will NOT be able to resist sneaking a bite at this point- especially the crunchy ones! YUM!

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I simply made Marvelous Meatloaf with gluten-free breadcrumbs. To make this meatloaf even better, get your ground chuck from the butcher. I can definately tell a difference.

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In case you were wondering- I used a bag of frozen sweet peas, added water and let simmer per directions. Then, drained the water…I added 2 tbsp of Earth Balance (butter replacement), 1 tsp of sugar, and salt and pepper. Tasty!

Now…back to those potatoes…

Easy Skillet Potatoes

Serves:6
Prep time:10 mins
Cook time:30 mins
Total time:40 mins

Ingredients
8 Yukon Gold Pototes
1 Vidallia Onion
3 Tbsp Peanut Oil
Garlic Pepper or seasoned salt/pepper/garlic powder -and plenty of it to your liking.

Instructions
Wash and slice potatoes (no need to peel), slice onions.
Heat skillet on medium high heat and add peanut oil.
When oil is hot add potatoes and onions and season.
Let sit for 2 mins and flip.
Continue doing this until potatoes are tender.
Season again to your taste.

Notes
For a breakfast side dish, fry 8 slices of bacon in the skillet first (omit the peanut oil). Take out bacon and place on a paper towel covered plate to let cool and crisp. leave renderings (fat) in skillet and add potatoes/ onion and seasoning. Cook as directed above. Crumble bacon and add to potatoes.

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speakerJanelle Nehrenz

Janelle is a Christian, a Wife, a Stay at Home Mom of 3 young children and a proud- to- claim- it “Foodie”.

You can find her displaying step-by-step photos of her recipes, giving devotionals,and sharing meal ministry stories on her blog.

You can follow Janelle’s blog at ComfyInTheKitchen.com
Follower her on facebook at Comfy In The Kitchen
Follow her on Twitter at ComfynKitchen

Janelle just launched her brand new website >>>> OvercomerOutreach.com!  This website is to comfort and counsel those who are walking through hard times and deep waters in their lives.  (I’m contributing there too!)

You can find Overcomer Outreach on the following social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest

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Easy Chicken Teriyaki Wings

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Janelle from Comfy in the Kitchen is back with this Easy Chicken Teriyaki Wings recipe!

Janelle writes:

Ahhhh wings.

For some reason, they are a “big deal” in this house. Watching “the game” and eating wings go hand in hand. I don’t know about you, but there are times I get very disappointed by the wings I purchase from a pizza shop. They’re not cheap and at times, they are a little on the puny side. Here’s a great recipe that will be sure to please the sport’s fans in your home – I know I get plenty of cheers when these come out of the oven!

Serve with celery, ranch and/or blue cheese. They’re finger licking good, so hold the napkins! Enjoy.

*Use GF soy sauce for a GF appetizer!

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In a medium bowl mix ketchup, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, vinegar, brown sugar and oil.

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Place 2 dozen wings in a 9×13 pan.
( I used foil for easy clean-up but you certainly don’t have to if you don’t want).

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Pour sauce over top and bake

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Top with green onions and serve with your choice of dipping sauce! Mmmmmm…..

EASY Chicken Teriyaki Wings

Serves:12
Prep time:10 mins
Cook time:30 mins
Total time:40 mins

Ingredients
24 wings

1 1/2 cups of soy sauce
½ cup ketchup
¼ cup brown sugar
1 tsp minced garlic
½ tsp minced ginger
3 Tbsp white vinegar
3 Tbsp oil
green onions as garnish

Instructions
Preheat oven to 375
Mix sauce ingredients in a medium bowl
Add wings to a 9×13 pan- I line mine with foil for easy clean up
Pour sauce over top and bake for approximately 30-40 mins until done.

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speakerJanelle Nehrenz

Janelle is a Christian, a Wife, a Stay at Home Mom of 3 young children and a proud- to- claim- it “Foodie”.

You can find her displaying step-by-step photos of her recipes, giving devotionals,and sharing meal ministry stories on her blog.

You can follow Janelle’s blog at ComfyInTheKitchen.com
Follower her on facebook at Comfy In The Kitchen
Follow her on Twitter at ComfynKitchen

 

And in case you missed the BIG announcement, Janelle just launched her brand new website >>>> OvercomerOutreach.com!  This website is to comfort and counsel those who are walking through hard times and deep waters in their lives.  (I’m contributing there too!)

You can find Overcomer Outreach on the following social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest

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Ultimate Twice Baked Potatoes

Ultimate twice baked potatoes

Janelle from Comfy in the Kitchen has a great side dish to add to any meal!

Janelle writes:

There’s somethin special ’bout them taters…there suuuuure is!

These ultimate twice baked potatoes are simple to make, are ohhh so tasty and are a definite crowd pleaser. Make sure to add this recipe to your next get together!  They may look a little “fancy”, but only you will know they are just “comfy” ;)

*Gluten-Free

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Preheat oven to 400. Wash, dry, and poke potatoes with a fork on both sides. Roll in olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt. Bake in the oven for 45 mins to 1 hour until a fork easily penetrates through the potato. There may be a little smoke…thats no biggie. It’s worth the crispy outside!

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Take potatoes out and let cool slightly. Slice in half. Scoop out the inside of the potato being careful not to go through the skin (A grapefruit spoon works great here). Put the “potato whites” in a bowl.

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Add sour cream, butter, cheese, salt and pepper and beat well.

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Because the potatoes are still warm everything will melt nicely together like so.

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Turn down the oven to 350. Place your potato skins on a baking sheet (I line mine for easy clean-up), put potato filling inside, top with remaining cheese and cooked bacon. Bake for another 20 mins until bubbly.

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Add chopped scallions.

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YUM!

Ultimate Twice-Baked Potatoes

Serves:12
Prep time:
Cook time:
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Ingredients
  • 6 large Russet Potatoes
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • Sea Salt/Black Pepper
  • 4 Tbsp Butter
  • ¾ cup Sour Cream
  • 2 cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese (halved)
  • 6 slices bacon cooked and torn into pieces
  • ¼ cup scallions chopped for garnish
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Wash, dry and poke potatoes with a fork. Roll in olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
  3. Place potatoes on a baking sheet and bake for 45-60 mins until tender. Test with a fork.
  4. Take out and let cool for appx 5 mins. Cut in half from top to bottom and scoop out insides, leaving the skins in tact.
  5. Put the potato whites in a large mixing bowl. Add butter, sour cream, 1 cup of cheddar cheese and salt and pepper to your liking. Mix well until combined.
  6. Place potato skins on a cookie sheet and fill with mixture. Top with cheese and bacon. Bake in a 350 oven for 20-30 mins longer.
  7. Garnish with scallions.
  8. Notes:
  9. You may halve or double this recipe

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speakerJanelle Nehrenz

Janelle is a Christian, a Wife, a Stay at Home Mom of 3 young children and a proud- to- claim- it “Foodie”.

You can find her displaying step-by-step photos of her recipes, giving devotionals,and sharing meal ministry stories on her blog.

You can follow Janelle’s blog at ComfyInTheKitchen.com
Follower her on facebook at Comfy In The Kitchen
Follow her on Twitter at ComfynKitchen

And in case you missed the BIG announcement, Janelle just launched her brand new website >>>> OvercomerOutreach.com!  This website is to comfort and counsel those who are walking through hard times and deep waters in their lives.  (I’m contributing there too!)

You can find Overcomer Outreach on the following social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest

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Baked Caramel Apples Recipe – A Side Dish or Ice Cream Topper!

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Janelle from Comfy in the Kitchen has the perfect fall recipe for us!  She writes:

Autumn is my favorite time of year…when the air cools, the sun shines, and the leaves turn color. One of the first things I want to do with my children is to take them to the many wonderful apple orchards we have in our area. We pick so many that our home is bursting at the seams with apples!! Here is one of my favorite apple recipes… you will LOVE the smell and taste of this comfort dish. Add it as a side, eat it alone, or top it “a la mode” (ice cream)…. enjoy!

Water, brown sugar, flour, butter, salt, cinnamon and apples – looks like one got away in the background! Oops!

Start making your homemade caramel sauce by placing in the sauce pan the brown sugar, water, butter, salt, and flour.

Heat until bubbling-it will thicken.

Peel your apples.

Cut apples into medium sized chunks.

Pour homemade caramel sauce over the cut apples.

“Dot” with butter and sprinkle with cinnamon.

Cover and bake in a 350 oven for 1 hour, stirring at the 30 min mark.

ahhhhhh…

Fresh out of the oven…

An amazing accompaniment to pork chops.

Baked Caramel Apples
Serves 6

Preheat oven to 350

Peel and cut about 8 apples into quarters (enough to fill a 9” round baking dish)

Sauce:

1 cup brown sugar

¼ cup water

2 tbsp butter

1 tsp salt

2 tbsp flour

Put all sauce ingredients into a saucepan and bring to soft boil-it will thicken and turn into a caramel/gravy texture.

Place apples in baking dish and cover with caramel and stir. Dot with butter and sprinkle with cinnamon. Cover and bake for 1 hour stirring at the 30 min mark.

Enjoy!

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speakerJanelle Nehrenz

Janelle is a Christian, a Wife, a Stay at Home Mom of 3 young children and a proud- to- claim- it “Foodie”.

You can find her displaying step-by-step photos of her recipes, giving devotionals,and sharing meal ministry stories on her blog.

You can follow Janelle’s blog at ComfyInTheKitchen.com
Follower her on facebook at Comfy In The Kitchen
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Overnight Slow Cooker Oatmeal

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Janelle from Comfy in the Kitchen has a comfy breakfast planned for us today!

She writes:

This morning I had some of my close mom friends from our children’s school over after drop-off. I whipped up an easy ham and cheese quiche, cut and washed some berries, and had this delicious oatmeal already baking overnight in the crockpot. May I just say…. it was so much easier knowing that one of my main dishes was finished even before I woke up!

We had a great time over breakfast and coffee….we live in such a blessed community.
Two tips for GREAT slow cooker oatmeal- Use steel cut oats and a water bath! If you have made Crock Pot oatmeal before, did you notice it crusts on the sides and sometimes browns on the bottom? The water bath prevents all of that nonsense. ;)

*I use gluten-free oats, but you may use any kind you wish.


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In a casserole dish add oats, milk, brown sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon.

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Fill Crock Pot up half way with water, then place the casserole dish inside and cover. Turn on low heat overnight and bake 8-10 hours.

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In the morning you’ll wake up to the smell of cinnamon and have delicious baked oatmeal waiting for you.

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Add milk, pecans, raisins and an extra dollop of brown sugar and sprinkle of cinnamon. Mmmm…

Thanks to my friends who shared their morning with me! Love you girls!

Overnight Slow Cooker Oatmeal

Serves:8
Prep time:5 mins
Cook time:8 hours
Total time:8 hours 5 mins

Ingredients
2 cups steel cut oats {I use Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free}
6 cups milk
1 tsp vanilla
¼ cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
Enough water to fill Crock Pot ½ way.
“Fixins” and extra milk as desired.

Instructions
In a casserole dish add all ingredients except water.
Fill Crock Pot with water.
Place casserole dish inside Crock Pot.
Cover and set on low for 8-10 hours {overnight}
Add your fixins in the morning {brown sugar, cinnamon, pecans, raisins, cinnamon …pour on additional milk to desired consistence}

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speakerJanelle Nehrenz

Janelle is a Christian, a Wife, a Stay at Home Mom of 3 young children and a proud- to- claim- it “Foodie”.

You can find her displaying step-by-step photos of her recipes, giving devotionals,and sharing meal ministry stories on her blog.

You can follow Janelle’s blog at ComfyInTheKitchen.com
Follower her on facebook at Comfy In The Kitchen
Follow her on Twitter at ComfynKitchen