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Loaded Baked “Fried” Potatoes

In Sides on February 28, 2011 at 2:25 am

Oh so good.

Loaded Baked Fried Potatoes

I don’t know what else to call these. I was feeling lazy and hungry and went foraging into my big ass pantry. I got some Yukon Gold potatoes, dried onions, dried chives and some bacon from the refrigerator. I sliced everybody up and into the hot oven they went.


4 Medium Yukon Gold Potatoes
4 slices bacon chopped
1 tbs dried onions
2 tbs dried chives


Line square cake pan with foil layer a bout 1/4 of the bacon, onions and chives on bottom, layer a single layer of potatoes and season lightly with Lawrey’s. Repeat until you run out.

Bake for about 25 minutes until bacon is crisp and potatoes are done.

BONUS: For breakfast make recipe above and after 25 minutes crack an egg per person on top of cooked potatoes and sprinkle cheddar over. Bake another 8 minutes or until eggs are set but yolk is still runny. Enjoy!


Roasted Sesame Asparagus

In Sides, Vegetarian on February 28, 2011 at 2:03 am

Yum and healthy

Roasted Sesame Asparagus

This is easy and delicious. I need more green in my life!


1 bunch asparagus washed, trimmed of woody stalks
1 tbs sesame oil
1/2 tsp olive oil
1 tbs sesame seeds
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Season salt and pepper


Heat oven to 400*

In a small square cake pan sprinkle both oils on bottom. Toss in the seeds and asparagus. Toss.
Cook for about twenty minutes or until vegetables begin to brown.

Remove from oven and squeeze lemon juice on while still hot.

Sesame Brown Rice Croquettes

In Sides, Vegetarian on February 25, 2011 at 5:55 pm

Four years ago I had a roommate from Brazil that made brown rice cakes. I freaked out over them and have been making them ever since. I’ve long forgotten exactly what she puts in hers but here is my version. I hope you enjoy it! Vegetarians love it too!


2 cups cooked brown rice (best the next day. I always make extra when I make stir-fry)

1/3 cup grated parmesan or Romano cheese

1 egg (room temp)

1/4 cup sesame seeds

2 tbs cornmeal

couple dashes hot sauce

Lawrey’s or your favorite season salt to taste


Mix all ingredients by hand, melt butter or use your favorite fat to cook in a skillet with. I used a touch of grapeseed oil.

Make into patties (I used a scoop…forgot the number, it’s the big one!) flatten into hot oil. Cook about 2:30 each side until golden.

I like to serce it with a grilled chicken and strawberry on arugula salad. Sometimes with black eye peas and turnip greens.

Healthier than fries!

Delicious with Frank's Red Hot