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Garlic, garlic, garlic …

December 26, 2010

The other day I made a wonderful dinner for hubby and myself. I wanted to try these garlic potatoes I found for a crock pot. By hubby’s request I made my garlic green beans and haddock with some spices and lemon juice. After everything was made I realized I put garlic on everything!!!

There were no complaints about the meal! Even with the over load of garlic. And everything tasted great!

Here are the recipes for the potatoes and my green beans.

Garlic Crock Pot Baked Potatoes
 This is what I made but you can use  any size potato and as many as you need and just double or triple the butter/oil and garlic.
3 small  russet potatoes
1 tbsp melted butter
1 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper
4 or so garlic cloves (depends on how many potatoes and how garlic tasting you want them)
The Directions.
Peel the garlic and cut it into long slivers.
Wash your potatoes, and pat dry. Carefully cut slits into each potato about 1/2 inch thick almost do the very base. The potato should start to separate a bit like an accordion.
Shove as many garlic slices as you can in each slit of each potato.
Nestle the potatoes into your crock pot. I just did 3 small ones but you can do as many as you need, just make sure it’s not over stuffed. 
Liberally salt and pepper. Combine the melted butter with the olive oil and drizzle over the top of each potato, trying to get some in the garlic-filled slits, if you can.
Cover and cook on high for 2-4 hours or on low for about 6. They are done when the potatoes reach desired tenderness. I put on low to begin with and an hour before serving to high just to speed things up.
Top with sour cream.
Garlic Green Beans
I used a bag of frozen steamed green beans. Or any steamed green beans will do.

3 cups green beans (steamed)

2 large cloves of garlic chopped(or more to taste)

1 tbsp butter or olive oil

salt and pepper

1 -1 1/2 tbsp parmesan cheese

The Directions.

Have green beans cooked prior to starting. I sprayed a pan with cooking spray to prevent sticking and use less butter/oil. Melt the butter or heat oil on a pan (medium heat) and add garlic and cook until fragrant. Add in green beans and toss. Keep cooking a bit until everything is hot add salt and pepper to taste. Once done to desired tenderness, plate and sprinkle with about 1/2 tbsp of parm. cheese.


We really liked our meal and any leftover potatoes are fantastic just warmed up and eaten with sour cream.

Sorry no pictures, everything gobbled up too quick.

One Comment leave one →
  1. scriptorobscura permalink
    December 27, 2010 7:53 AM

    Great recipes!

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