Colomba is a potato that you will love. This versatile spud is fantastic & fresh, making it ideal for creating the most delicious dishes for you and your friends. It is a round to oval shaped, yellow fleshed potato variety that is an excellent multi-purpose kitchen staple. It can be distinguished from other varieties by its exceptional taste and texture.
Cutting into the potatoes we were using as a side dish to Sunday Dinner, I immediately noticed just how juicy they were. The bag was right, the yellow skin potatoes are perfect for mashing into our favourite whipped and flavoured potatoes. I left most of the skin on the potatoes to get them even crispier for one of our crowd-pleasing side dish, crispy roasted potatoes.
The Edmonton Potato Growers are comprised of ten family farms that grow potatoes in the rural greater Edmonton area. We were started in the 1960’s when a group of local potato farmers, many of which were the grandparents of the current members, decided to work together to market their potatoes and built a warehouse in Edmonton.
We love to support local food – and the importance of teaching the kids of where the food comes from. You can find Colombo potatoes at Save on Foods, Safeway and Sobeys. Check your local Sobeys store for a special promotion between January 1 – 6.
Crispy Roasted Potatoes
1 3 lb bag of Colombo potatoes
Pinch of rosemary, thyme, or your preferred seasoning
3 tablespoons butter, melted
optional: cubed bacon
Melt the butter and spread over the bottom of the dish. Slice the potatoes in slices and add into the baking dish, trying to keep them together to make it assemble easier in the 9-10″ baking pan. Next, chop the shallots and add throughout the potatoes.
At this point, you can add the chopped bacon if you choose. Drizzle olive oil over the potatoes and and season.
Bake at 375 degrees for 1 hour and 15, covered, and uncovered for an additional 35 minutes.
This potato side dish gets delicious, crisp and goes wonderfully with sour cream. It’s one of our favourite crowd and kid-pleasing dishes and the two hour cooking time is well worth the effort. If you’re searching for an easy potato dish this year – one that’s versatile enough for you to add in different toppings, try this one!
This post was brought to you by a partnership with Edmonton Potato Growers. All opinions are my own.