Shannon here: Jodie Bailey shares her recipe for Salt Potatoes plus a chance to win a copy of her latest Romantic Suspense, Smokescreen. Comment or answer the question at the end of any post dated August 3 – 5 to enter the drawing. Deadline: August 15th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Jodie:
I had never heard of salt potatoes until we lived in upstate New York. They are a downright delicacy up there. In Smokescreen, Ashley and her cousin talk about salt potatoes and they’re a source of comfort in Ashley’s chaos. The salt crusts on the potatoes and makes a texture like you wouldn’t believe. Some people dip them in melted butter, but I never saw a reason to. It seems that everyone’s family makes them slightly different up there, but this is a common recipe:
3-4 pounds of small potatoes
4 quarts of water
1 cup of salt
In a large pot, pour water over the potatoes, then add the salt. (Yes, the whole cup.)
Cover and bring to a boil over high heat.
Reduce heat to medium. Boil for 25 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
Drain and serve with melted butter if you’re feeling extra adventurous.
About Jodie: Jodie Bailey writes novels about freedom and the heroes who fight for it. Her novels include 2014 RT Reviewers Choice Award winner Crossfire, from Love Inspired Suspense and the 2015 Selah winner in Contemporary Romance, Quilted by Christmas, from Abingdon Press. She is convinced a camping trip to the beach with her family, a good cup of coffee, and a great book can cure all ills. Jodie lives in North Carolina with her husband, her daughter, and two dogs. You can find her on the web at www.jodiebailey.com.
About the book – Smokescreen: When her life is on the line, Ashley Colson is rescued by the last person she ever expected to see again. Military officer Ethan Kincaid might have disappointed her once in the past, but now he’s the only person who can keep her safe. They’re under the gun to decode top secret files that can save the life of a friend who is in enemy hands. But the killers will pull out all the stops to get their hands on the files…and Ashley. With time running out, can they put aside their past and find the answers that could give them a future?
Question for readers: In Smokescreen, Ashley suffers from panic attacks that have derailed her career, her personal life… everything. Fear can be unbelievabley powerful. Have you ever been afraid to do something you knew God wanted you to do? What did you do?
Come back August 7th for Mary Ellis!