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Sweet potatoe salad

Post by Mrs Legolas » Mon May 07, 2018 2:14 am

I love it! Enjoy this great salad!

Yield Makes 6 servings


2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup finely diced yellow onion
Sea salt
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger, or 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 pound orange-fleshed sweet potatoes, such as garnet yams, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice, preferably blood orange juice
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 teaspoons Grade B maple syrup
12 kalamata olives, cut in half
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1/4 cup almonds or shelled pistachios, toasted and coarsely chopped


Heat the olive oil in a deep skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and a generous pinch of salt and sauté until slightly golden, about 5 minutes. Add the ginger, cumin, and paprika and sauté for 1 minute. Add the sweet potatoes, water, orange juice, orange zest, lemon zest, and 1/2 teaspoon salt and stir to combine. Decrease the heat to medium-low, cover, and cook for 15 minutes.
Uncover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sweet potatoes are tender and the liquid is reduced to almost a glaze, about 5 minutes. Add the lemon juice, maple syrup, and olives and stir gently to combine. Taste; you may want to add a pinch of salt or squeeze of lemon juice. Transfer to a bowl and sprinkle with the parsley and almonds. Serve at room temperature.

Storage: Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.


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Post by Webscout » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:20 am

Home Fries
From Breakfast Standbys

Making home fries the traditional way takes about an hour of standing over a hot skillet, after which you get only three servings at most. We wanted a quicker, more hands-off method for making a larger amount. To speed things up, we developed a hybrid cooking technique: First, we parboil diced russet potatoes, and then we coat them in oil and cook them in a very hot oven. We discovered that boiling the potatoes with baking soda quickly breaks down their exterior while leaving their insides nearly raw, ensuring home fries with a crisp, brown crust and a moist, fluffy interior. We added diced onions in the last 20 minutes of oven time and finished the home fries with chives to reinforce the onion flavor.

3 ½ pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cut into ¾-inch dice
½ teaspoon baking soda
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 12 pieces
Kosher salt and pepper
Pinch cayenne pepper
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 onions, cut into ½-inch dice
3 tablespoons minced fresh chives

Don’t skip the baking soda in this recipe. It’s critical for home fries with just the right crisp texture.
1. Adjust oven rack to lowest position, place rimmed baking sheet on rack, and heat oven to 500 degrees.
2. Bring 10 cups water to boil in Dutch oven over high heat. Add potatoes and baking soda. Return to boil and cook for 1 minute. Drain potatoes. Return potatoes to Dutch oven and place over low heat. Cook, shaking pot occasionally, until any surface moisture has evaporated, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Add butter, 1½ teaspoons salt, and cayenne; mix with rubber spatula until potatoes are coated with thick, starchy paste, about 30 seconds.
3. Remove baking sheet from oven and drizzle with 2 tablespoons oil. Transfer potatoes to baking sheet and spread into even layer. Roast for 15 minutes. While potatoes roast, combine onions, remaining 1 tablespoon oil, and ½ teaspoon salt in bowl.
4. Remove baking sheet from oven. Using thin, sharp metal spatula, scrape and turn potatoes. Clear about 8 by 5-inch space in center of baking sheet and add onion mixture. Roast for 15 minutes.
5. Scrape and turn again, mixing onions into potatoes. Continue to roast until potatoes are well browned and onions are softened and beginning to brown, 5 to 10 minutes. Stir in chives and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.

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