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Cast-iron Garlic Herb Potatoes

I have partnered with Kansas Farm Bureau to bring you a recap of day 3 of The Farm Food Tour and this easy, melt-in-your-mouth, Cast-iron Garlic Herb Potatoes – delicious for dinner with a side dish of Sausage And Beans and Fried Baked Chicken.

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Bittersweet was the word of the day on Day 3 of The Farm Food Tour.

In case you haven’t had a chance to catch up on Day 1 or Day 2 of this farm tour around Kansas organized by The Kansas Farm Bureau and Kansas Soybean Commission; in September I went on an epic 3 day adventure around 7 farms, along with a handful of other bloggers.

By the time day 3 rolled around, I was dog tired. I was squeezing in a daily morning workout before we started our tour, so early mornings and the late nights were taking their toll. I missed my kid and my dogs and couldn’t wait to see them but at the same time, I didn’t want the tour to end. I wanted to visit more farms and listen to more passionate farmers share their faith, anecdotes and words of wisdom. I wanted to hear more about where the food I love came from and how it was produced. I met some beautiful souls on the tour and I wasn’t sure I was ready to say farewell… so bittersweet became my word of day 3.

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Our first stop on Day 3 was at The Big Well, which is the largest hand dug well in Greensburg. Now, The Big Well doesn’t have a lot to do with farming but it is a Kansas landmark and it had some heartbreaking and inspiring stories to tell inside it’s walls – including ones about when a category 5 tornado hit Greensburg in 2007.

The Big Well, Kansas, Photo

After trekking around and down The Big Well (that’s one of our fearless tour leaders and our jovial bus driver on the bottom left, in the above picture), we boarded the bus and headed to The Kitchen, a restaurant in Wichita that is owned and operated by a #FarmFoodTour veteran! Amidst an array of delicious and intriguing menu items (I had the grilled lettuce with bacon #droolcentral), The Kitchen also has gigantic pieces of chocolate cake – that somehow tasted moist and delicious 24 hours later, even after having weathered a plane ride and car trip back to Athens, Georgia from Kansas.

Photo of lunch at The Kitchen,Wichita

After lunch it was off to visit Dalebanks Angus Farms. Dalebanks Angus is a fifth-generation ranch nestled in the southern Flint Hills of Kansas run by Matt and Amy Perrier. As a big-city loving gal, I had unfounded notions about hormones and antibiotics in everything from meats to milk. However, Matt Perrier had a candid discussion on how antibiotics and hormones are used only out of necessity, just like we’d take them if we were ill.

We got to roam around the Perrier’s farm and listen to stories on sustainability, on how the animals are herded, how they are accounted for (nope, drones are not employed at Dalebanks Angus currently but who knows what the future holds), and how they are examined. One of my favorite quotes from Day 3 was Matt Perrier saying “you put on a pot of coffee and wait for $hit to happen” when describing a typical day in a farmers’ life.

Photo of Matt Perrier at Dalebanks Angus Farms

On this tour I was constantly amazed at how calmly and casually farmers seemed to deal with daily adversity, how they dug into their faith and dependence on God to tackle everything from ruined crop harvests to lost cattle to failing machinery.

Amy France (who rode along as our personal farmer on the tour) once mentioned how they were about to harvest a large crop, but unexpected bad weather came through the night before and ruined their morning’s harvest, and while she worried about balancing the books, her husband reminded her that God will provide, as he always does. This is what I believe too, but these farmers I met don’t just believe it, they live it – every single day. All this in addition to their wealth of knowledge about their cattle and/or crops and how to further take care of them, still humbles me and leaves me speechless when talking or thinking about the 2018 Farm Food Tour.

Photo of dinner at Juniper Hills Farms

After Dalebanks Angus Farms, we headed to Juniper Hill Farms run by Scott Thelman, which is home to several vegetables from watermelons to soy beans that are shipped off overseas to be used in the production of tofu. Scott Thelman and our resident farmer, Amy France, engrossed me with a lively and engaging discussion on the pros and cons of growing GMO vs non-GMO crops just before our last dinner together.

Photo of appetizers at Juniper Hill Farms

And, what an epic dinner it was! Dinner was on the patio of the main house where Doctor Thelman (Scott’s father) lives at Juniper Hill Farms. It started off with appetizers of herbed burrata, homegrown veggies, home-baked bread and graduated to a meal of wine, salad, beef and some delicious herb potatoes I couldn’t stop eating, and a dessert of a ridiculously delicious rhubarb strawberry pie.

The last meal of the #FarmFoodTour of 2018 at Juniper Hill Farms

It was those potatoes that inspired the Cast-iron Garlic Herb Potatoes you see here today.

Easy Herb Skillet Potatoes Photo

These Cast-iron Garlic Herb Potatoes are soft in the middle with a slightly crisp skin. Aromatic and flavorful from the mix of garlic, onions, rosemary, tarragon, oregano, and parsley, it was so hard to pass on thirds of these potatoes! Yes, that means I had a healthy seconds serving too!

My cast-iron skillet has been getting a workout as I have made and remade these potatoes more times that I can remember – not only are these potatoes simply divine, but we also ate the crusty bits of roasted onion, garlic and herbs at the bottom of the pan as well!

Cast-iron baked herb garlic skillet potatoes photo

Enjoy these Cast-iron Garlic Herb Potatoes with these Sausage And Beans and these Fried Baked Chicken together or enjoy them separately. Together they make one delicious and comforting everyday meal, and separately, they can be a delicious side at your Thanksgiving, Christmas or Holiday table.

Cast-iron herb garlic potatoes, beans and sausage and fried baked chicken photo

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Cast-iron Garlic Herb Potatoes

Yield: 4-5 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

These Cast-iron Garlic Herb Potatoes are soft in the middle with a slightly crisp skin. Aromatic and flavorful , these make a delicious addition to your everyday and/or holiday dinner table.

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp oil (I used EVOO)
  • 24 oz (1.5 lbs) baby dutch yellow potatoes
  • 2 shallots (or can use i small yellow onion)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tsp chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 tsp dried tarragon
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 tsp salt (or more according to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp pepper (or more according to taste)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees
  2. Wash the potatoes and roughly dry with a kitchen towel
  3. Chop the shallots and garlic well and make sure the parsley and rosemary has been chopped up too.
  4. Add the oil, shallots, garlic, rosemary, parsley, tarragon, oregano, salt and pepper to a boil and mix well then toss in the yellow potatoes and toss so the herbed oil mixture covers the potatoes well.
  5. Pour the potatoes with oil mix into a skillet and place in 450 degree oven for 35 - 40 minutes or until yellow potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork.
  6. Enjoy warm - and don't forget those tasty bits of toasted shallots, garlic and herbs at the bottom of the pan!
Nutrition Information
Yield 4-5 servings
Amount Per Serving Calories 181Total Fat 8.2gSaturated Fat 1.1gCholesterol 0mgSodium 162mgCarbohydrates 27.1gSugar 1.3gProtein 2.9g

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Tuesday 6th of November 2018

Gosh these potatoes look tasty Shashi. And I loved your photographs and write up of all those farms. There are a lot of hard working farmers there, working in the face of adversity as you say, but still with such great faith. I say thank goodness for them!

Jeff the Chef

Friday 2nd of November 2018

I love potatoes, and these look completely delicious. I've never heard to baby Dutch potatoes.

Miriam

Thursday 1st of November 2018

Sounds like an amazing trip - incredible how many farms you visited. Looks like so much fun! My husband is a huge potato fan so I am sure he'd love your skillet potatoes - I think he'd be happy if I'd make him potatoes every single day - not exaggerated :-) Have a wonderful weekend ahead!

allie

Thursday 1st of November 2018

Great post Shashi!!! I loved hearing more about your farm tour. I wish I had gone with you, sounds like an adventure for sure. I was impressed to hear of the farmers' trust in God day to day. They are in a real industry where they are dependent on so many factors beyond their control in such a tangible way. I'm so glad you got to hear their faith stories, so encouraging. And grilled lettuce and bacon???? Bring. It. On. I will also be wiping out my cast iron skillet for these crispy herbed baby potatoes. Wow. I need these in my life!

Dawn

Thursday 1st of November 2018

Such a memorable experience for sure, Shashi!! I love using my cast iron pan for alllll the things, but especially tatos (or most veg, really). Love the little crispy, brown bits you get. And all those berbs and garlic added can never be a bad thing ;)