For St. Patrick’s Day you’ll be able to buy green-tinted bagels, beer, donuts, and more; but you can also plan to color your own foods.
Chocolate chip cookies? Mashed potatoes? Milk? Oatmeal? Pancakes? With a bottle of green food color you can have a blast/
Here are three recipes from McCormick, maker of that green food color, to add to the collection: Irish Spuds With Green Ranch Dip, Green Beer and Leprechaun Lemonade.
For St. Patrick’s Day fun, color your food green.
Here, roasted potato wedges and crudites are dipped in a green-tinted ranch dressing and served with green beer or “Leprechaun Lemonade.”
RECIPE: IRISH SPUDS WITH GREEN RANCH DIP
Prep time is 10 minutes, cook time is 30 minutes.
Ingredients For 6 Servings
2 pounds russet* baking potatoes
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon chili powder
Optional: 1 teaspoon dried parsley or other green herb
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup ranch dressing†
1/4 teaspoon green food color (20 to 25 drops)
Crudités: 2-3 varieties of raw vegetables
1. PREHEAT the oven to 450°F. Cut the potatoes into 3-1/2-inch wedges and place them in a large bowl. Add the oil and toss to coat well.
2. MIX the chili powder, optional parsley and salt. Sprinkle over the potatoes and toss to coat evenly. Arrange the potatoes in a single layer in foil-lined 15x10x1-inch baking pan.
3. BAKE for 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender and golden brown. While the potatoes are baking, slice the crudités.
4. MIX the ranch dressing and food color in medium bowl until well blended. Serve it as a dip with the potato wedges and crudités.
*Idaho is a brand name for russet potatoes grown in Idaho.
†If you want to make your own dressing, here’s a ranch dressing recipe.