This is from F&W with a little twist from me. This is the ultimate weeknight comfort food!
Nonstick cooking spray
8 cups thawed frozen Tater Tots (32 ounces)
Flaky sea salt
Heat a waffle iron; preheat the oven to 200°. Grease the waffle iron with nonstick spray. Spread 2 cups of the tots on it; sprinkle with salt. Close and cook on medium high until nearly crisp, about 5 minutes. Open the waffle iron and fill in any holes in the waffle with more tots, then close and cook until golden and crispy, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a baking sheet; keep warm in the oven. Repeat with the remaining tots.
With Truffles Egg:
Bring a large pot of water to a simmer, add 1 tbsp white vinegar. Crack eggs into a small dish then gently add to simmering water. Cook 4 minutes. Drizzle tot waffle will a little truffle oil, top with egg, salt and pepper.
With Proscuitto Mustard & Arugula:
Mix 1/4 c creme fraiche and 2 tbsp whole grain mustard in a bowl.
Toss 2 c baby arugula with 1 tsp lemon juice and 1 tsp olive oil in a bowl.
Top each waffle with 1 tbsp of the creme fraiche sauce, Proscuitto and 1/2 c arugula. Garnish with cornichons.
This salad is quick and easy and oh so delicious!
1/2 lb asparagus
4 slices proscuitto
1/4 c basil
1/4 c toasted panko
1/4 c tarragon
1/4 c grated parmesan
1/4 c white wine vinegar
2 tbsp dijon
1 tbsp honey
1/2 olive oil
Combine all Vinaigrette ingredients in a food processor and run until smooth.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cool asparagus 3 minutes. Transfer to a bowl of ice water. Then pat dry and divide amount 2 plates. Top with Proscuitto.
Add eggs to the boiling water and cook for 6 minutes then transfer to ice water.
Careful peel and cut eggs in half, they will be just slightly runny, place on top of Proscuitto. Drizzle with vinaigrette, bread crumbs and basil.
Serves 2 as main, 4 as a side.
Winner winner chicken dinner!! This one is a bit of work, but so worth it.
Jasmine Rice, 3 cups warm cooked white rice
1 1/2 tsp canola oil
2 tbsp olive oil
4 small bok choy, halved lengthwise
Salt and Pepper
1/4 c plus 2 tablespoons Kimchi
2 cups shredded roasted chicken or rotisserie chicken
Thai basil sprigs
1 whole chicken
Salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 500.
Generously salt the chicken inside and out. Season with pepper. Place in a roasting pan and roast for 50 – 70 minutues until it is 162. Cool fpr a few then carve and set aside.
3 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp Dijon mustard
3/4 c olive oil
2 tbsp kimchi
Blend with an immersion blender and set aside.
Preheat the oven to 375°.
In a medium bowl, mix 1/2 of the rice with the canola oil. Spread on a large rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until crisp.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat the olive oil until shimmering. Add the bok choy cut side down and season with salt and pepper. Cook over moderately high heat until browned on the bottom, 5 – 7 min per side. Transfer to a plate.
In a bowl, toss the crispy rice with the remaining 2 1/2 cups of cooked rice and 1/4 cup of the vinaigrette.
Transfer to shallow bowls and top with the bok choy and chicken. Spoon the remaining vinaigrette into the bowls. Garnish with basil.
Serves 4 – 6.
This cold soup is amazing! The flavor is so complex – Ottolenghi knocks it out of the park.
2 celery sticks (including the leaves)
2 small green peppers, deseeded
6 mini cucumbers
3 slices stale white bread, crust removed
4 garlic cloves
1 tsp sugar
1 1/2 c walnuts, lightly toasted
6 c baby spinach
1 c basil leaves
1/4 cp arsley
4 tbsp sherry vinegar
1 c olive oil
3 tbsp Greek yogurt
2 c water
9 oz ice cubes
2 tsp salt
Roughly chop up the celery, peppers, cucumbers, bread, chilli and garlic. Place in a blender and add the sugar, walnuts, spinach, basil, parsley, vinegar, oil, yogurt, most of the water, half the ice cubes, the salt and some white pepper.
Blitz the soup until smooth. Add more water, if needed, to get your preferred consistency. Taste the soup and adjust the seasoning.
Lastly, add the remaining ice and pulse once or twice, just to crush it a little.
Serve at once, with the croutons.
I tend to make pizza on Friday night and generally it is a last ditch effort to clean out the fridge. This week I had some left over boiled potatoes from chorizo tacos and green garlic. The two together are wonderful!
1 bulb green garlic, sliced thin
½ lb new potatoes, boiled and choped
1 tbps chopped fresh rosemary
¼ c freshly grated Parmesan
1 ball of mozzarella
Preheat oven with pizza stone inside to 450.
Roll out dough, drizzle with olive oil. Top with slices of mozzarella, garlic, potatoes, rosemary, pepper, salt and parm.
Bake for 10 min until cheese is melted and crust is brown.
This Tacos are the ultimate comfor food – stuffed into a crispy shell – ok mine got a little too crispy, but they were delicious. Just bake tortillas at 350 in an inverted cupcake pan sprayed with olive oil.
1/2 lb Yukon Gold potatoes
1 lb Mexican chorizo, casings removed
1 c finely chopped white onions
1 finely chopped jalapeño chile
2 tsp olive
Your fav taco fixinga
Put the potatoes in a pot of salted watee and bring the water to a boil over high heat. Cook 10 to 15, until just tender. Drain and cut the potatoes into 1/2-inch cubes.
Cook, stirring and breaking up the chorizo slightly, until it’s completely cooked and lightly browned, about 15 minutes. Add the onions and chile, along with a teaspoon or two of oil if your chorizo hasn’t rendered much fat, and cook, stirring and scraping, until the onions are translucent and soft, about 8 minutes.
Add the potatoes and 1/4 teaspoon of salt, and cook until the potatoes are hot all the way through and have absorbed some chorizo flavor, about 10 minutes.
Serve alongside 12 warm corn tortillas and top with your fav taco fixings.
This recipe is from the NYT and it is delicious! It’s a great way to mix up eating left over corned beef.
2 lbs corned beef
1 small head of green cabbage, cored and thinly sliced
3 carrots, peeled and sliced into julienne
3/4 c mayonnaise
3 tbsp sour cream
3 tbspcider vinegar
Salt and pepper
1 ½ tbsp hot sauce
12 to 16 flour or tortillas, warmed
Sliced fresh or pickled jalapeños
Warm the corned beef in its cooking liquid, or wrap it in foil and set on a sheet pan in a 350-degree oven for 20 minutes or so.
Make the coleslaw: Mix cabbage and carrots together in a large bowl.
In a separate bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, yogurt or sour cream, cider vinegar, salt, pepper and hot pepper sauce to taste.
Pour half the sauce over the cabbage and carrots and toss to coat thoroughly. Season to taste. Reserve remaining sauce.
When the corned beef is hot, remove from liquid or foil and use two forks to shred it. Serve with the warmed tortillas, sliced jalapeños, the slaw, remaining white sauce and some hot pepper sauce.