So, a while ago I got this giant bag of potatoes because I have all these potato recipes I want to try. There's Baked Potato Soup and Crash Hot Potatoes and Stuffed Baked Potatoes and Potato and Bacon Pie. I haven't made any of those yet... but they do sound good, don't they? (That reminds me, I think I need a potato masher.)
I went for an easy potato recipe tonight. They were going to be a side anyway and I was itching to use some potatoes from my gargantuan bag. I grabbed a seasoning packet and some potatoes and followed the directions on the packet. Sounds easy enough! Here's what they looked like when they were done:
See all that brown stuff around the potatoes? Yeah, that's the seasoning that dripped off of the potatoes, covered the foil, and then started bubbling.
And bubbling. And bubbling. None of it actually stayed on the potatoes. Fail.
This is what they looked like as I attempted to scrape them off the foil.
Scrape. Scrape. Scrape. Fail. Fail. Fail.
I have no desire to make these particular potatoes again. They didn't taste like "Toasted Onion & Garlic". They kinda tasted a little like foil. Fail. Haha, and they are all mashed up crazy-like. I left Jimmy to the task of removing the rest of them while I started blogging because they were frustrating me that much! Thank you, Jim. <3 He's a keeper.
For those of you who are looking for a good seasoning packet to use, try this one. I've made it several times and it's been a hit. It always comes out yummy and without foil coating. Very important. Now I know this.