Recipes for Potatoes, Taters, Spuds, or Whatever Ya’ll Call Them!

Updated on March 14, 2018
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Margie Lynn started cooking as a teen for the family. She loves trying old and new recipes and sharing with others.

Cajun Shrimp Boil With Sweet Corn, Sausage, and New Potatoes Recipe

Shrimp Boil
Shrimp Boil | Source

This is a Cajun shrimp boil but you can also use craw fish. This a great casual meal or can make a little fancier with dishes. Most folks here in the Texas Hill Country just lay down a thick layer of newspaper, drain the boil then throw out on newspaper for serving. How fun does that sound! Serve it with melted butter and lemon wedges and Old Bay seasoning. Now dig in and enjoy

Ingredients for Making a Shrimp Boil

  • 4 quarts water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3-ounce package shrimp and crab boil mixture
  • 4 medium ears sweet corn, cut in half
  • 1 pound small red potato
  • 1 pound smoked sausage, cut into 1-inch slices
  • 1 pound uncooked peeled deveined medium shrimp, thawed
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • Chopped fresh parsley
  • Cocktail sauce

Ingredients for Boil

  • 4 quarts water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3-ounce package shrimp and crab boil mixture
  • 4 ears sweet corn, cut in half
  • 1 pound small red potatoes
  • 1 pound smoked sausage, cut into 1-inch slices
  • 1 pound shrimp, medium uncooked peeled deveined thawed
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges
  • black pepper, fresh ground
  • fresh parsley, chopped
  • cocktail sauce

Instructions for Making Boil

  1. In a 8-quart Dutch oven, mix the water, salt, and crab boil mixture. Cover and bring to boiling. Add potatoes; simmer 15 minutes.
  2. Add corn and sausage; simmer 8 minutes. Bring to boiling; reduce the heat to medium, cover and cook 15 minutes or just until the potatoes and the corn are tender.
  3. 1. Remove the Dutch oven from the heat. Add the shrimp; let stand 3 to 5 minutes or until shrimp are pink and firm
  4. 2. Drain the potatoes, corn, sausage, and shrimp; discard the crab boil bag. Place on a serving dish the potatoes, sausage, and corn, drizzle with melted butter.
  5. On another serving dish arrange the shrimp and squeeze with lemon juice. If you desire sprinkle with pepper; serve with the cocktail sauce

Tip From Margie Lynn

  • Instead of placing in serving dishes just throw some newspaper down on the table and dump out after draining and dig in! Serve with melted butter, lemon wedges, and Old Bay seasoning.

This is the easy way to serve a Shrimp Boil! Put newspaper on a table and dump out!

Shrimp Boil
Shrimp Boil | Source

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Air Fryer French Fries Recipe

I love my air-fryer, just wish it was a little bigger, mine is round and they have a square one out now that I have my eyes set upon! I love kitchen gadgets! Get one you will love it!

Instructions for Air-Frying French Fried Potatoes

  1. I use fresh Irish potatoes for my air-fryer, they turn out perfect, just like they are deep fried without all the oil!
  2. I do about three or four medium potatoes at a time, if you need more make two batches, do not crowd with too many!
  3. Place the sliced fries in a bowl and toss with a tablespoon of olive oil, you may need to use the spray olive oil a couple of times after tossing them while cooking.
  4. I cook mine at 400 degrees for about 20 to 25 minutes or until they reach the degree of browning I like. Toss about three or four times during the cooking time.
  5. Dip these delicious fries in catchup or ranch dip or sprinkle with cheese! Enjoy, happy cooking!

GoWise 3.7 Quarts Air Fryer

GoWISE USA 3.7-Quart Programmable Air Fryer with 8 Cook Presets, GW22638
GoWISE USA 3.7-Quart Programmable Air Fryer with 8 Cook Presets, GW22638

I have the 3.7 quarts GoWise Air Fryer and I love it but I have my eyes on a larger size. I have made lots of French fries, pork chops, biscuits, hard boiled eggs, doughnuts, venison and more!

Buy one, you will not be sorry. I bought mine about a year ago and the prices are much cheaper now.


Baked Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

Scalloped Potatoes
Scalloped Potatoes | Source

When I am searching for a carb to go with my meal, I usually pull out this scalloped potato recipe. It goes well with almost every meat and great to serve when we have guests! Our family like onions, but if you do not like them leave them out! If you so desire, you may sprinkle a little cheese on top the last few minutes of baking time!

Ingredients for Scalloped Potatoes

  • 6 medium sliced raw potatoes
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 1/2 tablespoon flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups hot milk

Instructions for Making Scalloped Potatoes

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a buttered casserole dish place layers of the potatoes then some onions, alternating layers ending with the potatoes, sprinkle a little of the flour over each layer.
  3. Add the salt to milk and pour over the potatoes and onions.
  4. Dot with butter over the top of potatoes.
  5. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes, uncover and bake until brown on top and the potatoes are tender.

Layering Sliced Potatoes in the Baking Dish

Layering in the Baking Dish
Layering in the Baking Dish | Source

Sour Cream Dilled Potato Salad Recipe

Sour Cream Dilled Potato Salad
Sour Cream Dilled Potato Salad | Source

This is a little different take on potato salad, but very delicious! I love dill, my husband does not, so this is usually made for a potluck dish. It uses sour cream and mayonnaise make a yummy potato salad!

Ingredients for Potato Salad

  • 4 medium red potatoes
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 green onions with tops, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill or 1 1/2 teaspoon dried
  • 2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 1/2 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled as garnish, if desired

Instructions for Making Potato Salad

  1. Cook the potatoes with skins on, cool and cube.
  2. While potatoes are cooking, mix all of the ingredients, except bacon.
  3. Stir into cooled potatoes.
  4. Taste for seasonings, add more if needed.
  5. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  6. Before serving, garnish with bacon.
  7. Makes 6-8 servings. Recipe can be doubled.

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