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Dinner, Lunch, Sides

Shingled Potato Bake

Ah, spuds. Potatoes. Those super versatile, no one is ever the same, full of carbs, but still ever so delicious bundles of goodness. I seem to have s number of different kind in my pantry and fridge right now, so I thought I would do a small series on their versatility. First up: a new version of the baked potato called a Shingled Potato Bake. Simple (just peel, cut, oil and bake) and yummy. Best done with starchy potatoes like Idaho / Russets. Great to accompany a roast on a Sunday.
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Dinner, Lunch, Sides

Roasted Mini Potatoes with Shallot-Herb Butter

There is something very comforting about potatoes. So simple, so homey. But you can easily dress them up too, and that is what this recipe does: moves them from comfort potatoes to “cool looking special occasion potatoes”. They are tiny (about the size of a large marble, or a quarter). If you can’t find them at a farmer’s market, they also sell them in 1 pound nets at Trader Joes. Add shallot, thyme, lemon and salt/pepper to some butter, and voila. Yummy. And comforting.
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Dinner, Lunch, Sides

Berbere-spiced Theme

The other day, I made this Berbere Spice Mix. It is super yummy and I find myself putting in and on pretty much everything. But, seeing not everyone knows what to do with the flavors, I thought that I would give you three examples: Skillet Potatoes, Chicken Skewer Wraps with Tzaziki Sauce (yes, Ethiopian and Greek in this case) and a beautiful Heritage Pork Chop. Yum.
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Appetizers/Starters, Dinner, Lunch, Sides

Crazy Crispy Curly Fries,
with Duck Fat and Thyme

I preface this post that I am laughing at the absurdity of myself. And you should be laughing at me becuase I am silly. Fair deal?

A couple of hours ago, I had this craving for french fries. I had to walk over to the post office anyway, so I grabbed a couple of russett potatoes at the shop. So far, so good. Because a couple of my friends have recently started experimenting with those spiral cutters, I decided to pull mine out as well. I’d bought one on a whim 3 or 4 years ago, but it has only seen the light of day about a dozen times (there are only so many zoodles that one can make!). Anyhoo, I preheated the oven, spiralized (is that a word?) my taters and went to find a bit of oil. No olive oil. No veggie oil. Seriously? Need to be better about checking staple ingredients. But I do have rendered duck fat in the fridge (as only Kat would), and some bacon fat too. And butter, though that wouldn’t have been nearly as much fun.
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