I’m cheating today, “Meatless Monday”, I used bacon. But hey, if you want to go meatless, omit the bacon (although I’ll tell you what, the bacon really added something special to the flavor of these potatoes! Perhaps you could use the tofu bacon….yeah?). I did use turkey bacon, so technically these were “meatless”, just not…animal free. You know.
When I made these last week I realized it had really been a while since I had enjoyed a good potato. I really think the last time I actually ate a potato (other than french fries, every so often) was last year on a road trip when we stopped at Wendy’s (I always get the potato and chili). No, no, I’m wrong, the last time I had a potato was when Nick made me a delicious fish dinner on my 30th birthday. Yes, he made petite potatoes with olive oil and rosemary. How could I forget?! Anyway, what I’m trying to say is that I always forget about potatoes. They get such a bad rap, but they can really be a great addition to, or main part of a meal (and they are cheap). We tend to forget that while they may have a lot of carbs (oh no, carbs!) they also have a good source of vitamin C, iron, fiber and calcium.