My seven year old son, Maverick*, grew potatoes this year. For two years, he has been a single crop farmer. Last year, he grew corn in his 3×4 foot patch of earth. Planting seed potatoes was fun: Prep the soil. Make little mounds. Insert seed potatoes. Water and watch for potato worms. Harvest (late summer/early fall). All told, we dug up eight pounds of potatoes.
Be sure to pick up or order your seed potatoes early. Vendors often sell out. Mail Order Sources for Seed Potatoes:
Hash Brown Potato Cake
2 cup grated potatoes
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. butter
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
1. Heat oil and butter in a 12 inch non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. When hot scatter potatoes in the pan. Add salt and pepper to the pan.
2. Cook for 15 minutes, until crispy and golden brown. Using a spatula, flip the potatoes over.
3. Cook for an additional 8 – 10 minutes until crispy.
4. Serve immediately.
Serves 4 for breakfast or as a great side for dinner.