Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Saute Potatoes for Babies and Toddlers

Ideal finger food this.   I think people forget that kids, especially babies and toddlers, need fat.  Fat is essential in their diet, they're putting on fantastic amounts of weight in their first years and the odd bit of butter does no harm.  I'd certainly always prefer to use proper butter rather than artificial margarines where I can.  Artificially hydrogenation is one of the most unnatural processes in food.

So is this cheeky calling this a recipe?  Well maybe but my toddler loved it.  Admittedly ate all of the potatoes and ignored his beef stew but, well there you go.  The world with a toddler.  He has been a bit off colour recently though so the fact he's eating anything is a bonus.

Saute Potatoes - serves one toddler


A knob, approx 10-20g of unsalted butter
2 medium sized cooked new potatoes (I use left over potatoes)
1 garlic clove


Slice the potatoes into slices 2-3mm thick, slightly thicker than a pound coin.  Heat the butter in a frying pan on a moderate heat and put in the peeled garlic clove (whole).  Add the potatoes to the melted butter and cook gently on a medium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until golden to your liking.  Remove the garlic clove as it will have done it's work.

Allow to cool enough until save to eat before serving to your child.  Add a bit of salt if feeding to adults.


  1. Thanks for sharing! My daughter is only 7month old and I feed her mashed potato, just plain potato..
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  2. Hello from a new follower... I found you through the Weekend bloghop! My 15 month old daughter would live this dish, she's mad about potatoes so I'll definitely give it a try x

  3. Cool! I hope you like. I did a blog post on potato recipes a wee while back.

  4. My mum always used to sauté left over boiled potatoes too. I haven't cooked sautéed potatoes in years, but I think they'll go back on the menu this week!

    1. Cool. I love a thrifty recipe me!


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