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Pressed Dill Potato Slices & Dill Dip Recipe

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I admit it. I love to have fun with my food… this is especially true when I’m getting ready for a dinner party.

What could make potatoes more fun? Well, I suppose almost anything would make spuds more exciting but I promise you that these will wow your family and friends. Serve them with a comforting soup or as a fancy appetizer for they are gorgeous eats and a delightful craft project all in one!

PRESSED DILL POTATO SLICES INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 large russet potatoes (or 7 medium red potatoes)
  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt & pepper
  • A few stems of baby dill from one package (remaining dill is saved for dip recipe)
Preheat oven to 350F. Slice potatoes into about 1/4 inch circle-shaped slices. Place potato slices in a medium-large boil. Add olive oil, salt and pepper. Coat potatoes on both sides in olive oil mixture. Place one small sprig of dill upon each potato slice and place dill-side down onto a baking sheet. Repeat until every potato slice is on a baking sheet. This usually takes two half sheet pans. Bake for about 20 minutes on each side, until light golden brown and potato slices are soft inside.

DILL DIP INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup  sour cream
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • All of the remaining dill from one package of fresh dill (snipped finely)
  • Salt

Stir all ingredients together. This recipe can be prepared in advance and kept chilled until ready to serve.

You’d be hard-pressed to find potatoes as gorgeous as these. Yeah. I know. I’ll stop now.

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Deanna’s love for baking and cooking first began when she sat upon a baker’s stool as a little girl. Her love for people grew in the midst of church potlucks. Today, she expresses these loves creatively through speaking engagements and food writing. Deanna hosted guests, including celebrities, at her award-winning B&B in the Snoqualmie Valley. Deanna has been seen on both local and national television with her Saucy Balsamic Burgers which knocked 'N Sync's Joey Fatone to his knees. Besides her children, Deanna’s mud pie is one of the most beautiful things she has ever created.

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