Antiquing and Crock Pot Potatoes

April 20th, 2017

Crock Pot Potato Wedges

One of the harbingers of Spring for me is my get together with blogging buddy Penny of Enjoying the Simple Things.  While we were shopping my crock pot was ready and waiting to offer these herb flecked potato wedges to accompany David’s grilled meat and a quickly tossed salad.

Antique shopping

Our first stop on our antiquing outing is always The Screen Door.  It is one of our favorite antique malls for unique finds.  This wire wall hanging was tempting, but we passed on it.

Antique shopping

We saw this Chateauneuf du-pape bucket at another place.  I am now thinking that I should have bought this.  I can just see it filled with greenery or fresh or dried flowers.

Fig Pappardelle

Shopping works up at appetite and we always have lunch on the patio of Fig, our favorite French bistro. I ordered the very un-French Pappardelle Bolognese.  It was creamy and studded with delicious sausage.

Fig Salmon

Penny ordered the salmon with potatoes and fresh peas drizzled with a mustard cream sauce.  Fig does the best job with salmon.  It is always flaky and cooked to perfection.

Crock Pot Potato Wedges

It was good to come home to these tender and tasty potato wedges.  This recipe is good for a crowd too.  I love recipes that cook themselves so I can concentrate on other parts of a meal.

CROCK POT POTATO WEDGES (The Magical Slow Cooker)

  • 3 lbs. small red potatoes (about 8 cups after being cut)
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • ¼ cup parmesan
  • more parmesan for serving
  1. Wash and cut the potatoes into wedges. Add to the slow cooker. In a small bowl mix together the olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, thyme and oregano. Pour this over the potatoes and stir. Sprinkle over the parmesan cheese.
  2. Cover and cook on HIGH for 3 hours without opening the lid during the cooking time.
  3. Sprinkle with additional cheese for serving if desired.

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14 responses to “Antiquing and Crock Pot Potatoes”

  1. Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things says:

    It was so much fun! I blogged about it today too! We both are going to regret not buying that grape harvester’s basket. It will be like the French Bread tin we passed on a few years back, lol. The potatoes sound great and easy!

    • Penny says:

      I never looked at the price. I may have to give it a second chance; unless you get there first. LOL. Shopping with you is challenging since we like the same things. Our mantra is ” whoever points it out first gets it”.

  2. Monique says:

    I am a lot like you.. and pass on things..I don’t need anything..then I come home and pine:)
    I love salmon..but the pappardelle is calling my name..the weather is cool and damp and wet..lots of flooding..(Not me..)..so the papardelle looks comforting..
    What a fun outing..I think it’s great you 2 do that:)Have a nice weekend..Crock pot potatoes? Nice!

  3. Tac says:

    I need to Pin this to my crockpot board so I don’t forget about it. Ah, the pleasure or having food waiting for you! I’ll check back on your Pinterest board with hopes of it being there. 😉 Thanks.

  4. Madonna says:

    You are making me hungry – both meals look delicious.

  5. Larry says:

    The two lunches and potatoes all look very good. I like the idea of using the crock pot for potatoes.

    • Penny says:

      I just like using a crock pot Larry. By the way, the leftover potatoes are even better when you put them on a sheet pan and roast them in the oven until browned.

  6. Jane says:

    Oh, I felt like I was there with you guys…I’m seriously missing Asheville and we are just waiting for Al to get a break from work. I would have taken the wire wall hanging, it’s quirky, old and has great possibilities. We went to Fig last year twice—we didn’t even know it was there. I love it and the courtyard is beautiful.

    I thought of you today. I had HGTV on in the background while I was on my laptop. The show Lakefront Bargains was on. I caught the ending just in time to see a family choose a house on Diamond Lake! Seems I can’t view it again until May 9. And then Ironically, the next show featured a couple looking on Lake Lure. Really! It was a good show but again, you can’t catch it On Demand for a few weeks. Odd how that works…Loved the memories it brought back of the ride on your pontoon! 🙂

    Jane x

    • Penny says:

      I will have to look for that show on Lake Lure Jane. Funny that they did both Diamond Lake and Lake Lure. You and Al need to come to the lake the next time you are in Asheville.

  7. Susan says:

    Sounds like my kind of day! Great to have a potato recipe to cook while you’re gone and having company for dinner. I’m with Monique on that pappardelle! It looks so good!

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