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Rice Krispie Potatoes

Rice Krispie Potatoes 4.000

Dixie D. Vereen for The Washington Post

May 6, 2015

Bette Struve, a sister-in-law of Tom Sietsema’s mother, used to make chicken coated in Rice Krispies for Sunday supper. Tom’s mom borrowed the trick for potatoes; it lends a nice crunch to a basic side dish.

Serve with meatloaf or roast beef.

4 - 6

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Tested size: 4-6 servings

  • 6 whole medium red potatoes
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) salted butter, melted
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 1/2 cups crisped rice cereal, such as Rice Krispies, crushed


Bring a pot of water to a boil over medium-high heat. Add the potatoes and cook for 20 minutes or until tender. Drain, cool and peel.

Meanwhile, stir the garlic powder into the melted butter. Season the potatoes lightly with salt and pepper.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spread the crushed cereal on a large plate. Coat the potatoes in the seasoned melted butter, then press them into the cereal so they are coated all over, transferring them to a baking dish as you work. Pour any leftover butter over the potatoes. Bake for 25 minutes, until lightly browned.

Serve warm.

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Recipe Source

From Dorothy Sietsema. An earlier version of this recipe omitted the oven temperature. It is 350 degrees.

Tested by Tom Sietsema.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving (based on 6): 310

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 12g 18%

Saturated Fat: 7g 35%

Cholesterol: 30mg 10%

Sodium: 105mg 4%

Total Carbohydrates: 47g 16%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: 1g

Protein: 5g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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