These aren’t ordinary red-skinned potatoes; they are red inside and out–thanks John for planting these very special gems. All Red Potatoes (also known as Cranberry Red Potatoes) are hybrids, bred circa 1980’s, with fine, moist and creamy texture, rich earthy flavor, and unusual color—bright red skin and pink red flesh that doesn’t fade with cooking. They turn into stunning potato salad, and maybe Ranui Gardens CSA members used them for My Mom’s Potato Salad when All Red’s were in our box last month.
Last week, when I got home from work late one evening, Robbie had All Red’s with Tofurky Sausage, dribbled with creamy goat cheese, warm and waiting in the oven. We kept ooh-ing and aah-ing over the color, “Look how red they are!” Breakfast for dinner is part of Robbie’s recipe repertoire. He’ll sauté onions, bell peppers and potatoes, and once they are golden and tender, he scrambles eggs right into the pan. Cheese melted over top and salsa on the side—a perfect 20-minute dinner. With a couple of fried eggs, Robbie’s All Red Potatoes make a gratifying breakfast, even for dinner.
2 tablespoons plus 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 links Tofurky Sweet Italian with Tomato and Basil Sausage, sliced about 1/4-inch thick
3 or 4 cloves garlic, sliced
5 or 6 All Red Potatoes, scrubbed and sliced about 1/4-1/2-inch thick
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
About 4 ounces fresh goat cheese
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet. Over medium-high heat, cook and stir the onion until it begins to soften. Add the ‘sausage’ and cook and stir until the onion and ‘sausage’ begin to color golden. Add the garlic and the potatoes and cook and stir a few minutes. Turn the heat to low, cover the skillet, and cook until the potatoes are just tender, turning the potatoes every so often, and seasoning with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with goat cheese. Cover and keep warm until the cheese softens.
(Robbie transferred everything to an oiled 9 x 13-inch pan and sprinkled the goat cheese on top. He covered with foil and held it at least a half-hour, until I got home.)