May 16, 2006

Potato, Mushroom and Onion Saute

2 lb golden potatoes, diced
1 medium onion, diced
1 cup crimini mushrooms, sliced
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons oil
1-2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon dried sage leaf
freshly ground black pepper

In a large saucepan, heat the oil. Add potatoes, garlic and onions. Saute, stirring occasionally for about 5 minutes. Add salt, pepper and sage. Continue to saute, stirring occasionally, for about 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are softened. Add mushrooms and saute an additional 2-4 minutes or until they have cooked down. Serve immediately.

My thoughts:
We had bought steak for dinner and couldn't decide on a side dish. We had some rapidly deteriorating mushrooms in the fridge and a couple of potatoes and this is what we came up with. The flavors complement each other perfectly. While we had it as a side dish for dinner, it would also do well at breakfast time, think of it as fancy home fries.