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Blue By You Potatoes and Blue Cheese
Today’s recipe features: “Blue” Potatoes and “Blue or Bleu” Cheese. Have you ever wondered..is it “Blue” or “Bleu”?? Well, that all depends. Either spelling is correct and no matter how it’s spelled, it’s pronounced the same. “Bleu” is French and “Blue” is English. “Bleu” means “blue” in French and “Blue” means “blue” in English. In English you would say ”blue cheese” and In French you would say “fromage bleu, bleu, du bleu or bleu de [place/region where it was made] Example: Bleu de Bresse was first made in the Bresse area of 🇫🇷 France after World War II.
Well Known Blue Cheeses Are:
1. Roquefort (French)
2. Gorgonzola (Italian)
3. Stilton (English)
4. Maytag Blue (American)
5. Danish Blue (Denmark)
6. Irish Cashel Blue (Ireland)
7. Spanish Cabrales (Northern Spain)
I’m a huge fan of Blue Cheese, which wasn’t always the case. I never liked blue cheese when I was younger. In fact, I’ve only acquired a taste for blue cheese over the past 10 years. Even though you don’t like blue cheese now, give it a second, third, even a fourth chance. You might be surprised and actually like it. Try different types of blue cheese and different brands. Not all blue cheese taste the same.
Flavors of Blue Cheese
Blue Cheeses range in flavor from sharp to robust and the texture ranges from creamy to crumbly,
depending on the age and style of the cheese.
There are no two Blue Cheeses that are alike,
therefore each blue cheese is judged individually. When sampling blue cheese, keep in mind that
Danish Blue and Gorgonzola are considered the mildest, Stilton has a moderately strong taste,
Roquefort and Maytag Blue are considered strong and Irish Cashel Blue and Spanish Cabrales are robust and strong.
Here in Wisconsin
Roth Käse Cheese makes a delicately laced blue cheese called Buttermilk Blue. Buttermilk Blue is created from Wisconsin milk for the creamiest texture and has a tangy, yet mellow flavor. It’s also perfect for cooking or snacking out of hand. Buttermilk Blue recently won the 2014 Best of Class,
World Championship Cheese Contest.
Another wonderful Blue from Roth Käse is called Moody Blue. Moody Blue is a classic blue cheese made in small batches from Wisconsin milk. Moody Blue is deliciously rich and creamy. It’s delicately smoked over fruit wood to create smoky undertones. If you would like to order Wisconsin Cheese or any of the cheeses mentioned above go to: igourmet
Now on to the Blue Potatoes (they actually look more purple in the photos than blue)
Adirondack Blue is a hybrid potato variety, that has both blue flesh and skin, which is not always the case in the blue potato varieties. Released by Cornell University potato breeders Robert Plaisted, Ken Paddock, and Walter De Jong in 2003.
The Adirondack Blue has skin that is very high in antioxidants. Adirondack Blues do not turn grey after boiling which makes them great for salads.
They do have a short shelf life and should be used within a few days to weeks after purchasing,
depending on how fresh the potatoes were when you bought them. Blue potatoes retain their blue color when made into potato chips too.
Taste/Flavor: rich, creamy and nutty. Texture: firm, moist, holds shape after cooking. Uses: baked, salads, mashed, steamed, boiled, roasted and potato chips
So easy, yet so good!
- 6 to 8 blue potatoes, cut into quarters
- 1 envelope dry onion soup mix
- 1/4 to 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- large ziplock baggie
- 6 ounces crumbled blue cheese
- blue cheese salad dressing, optional
Preheat oven to 400º Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In large ziplock baggie, combine dry onion soup mix and oil. Add potatoes, mix together.
Pour potato mixture onto parchment lined baking sheet.
Bake at 400 degrees for 45 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
Remove from oven.
To serve; sprinkle potatoes with crumbled blue cheese. Serve with blue cheese dressing, if desired.