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Category: Potatoes

Upstate Scalloped Potatoes

Upstate Scalloped Potatoes

The New York Times started a Page 3 that I start every day in New York with. It’s a treasure trove of factoids from articles in that day’s paper, a summary of what news mattered most the day before, a tiny little brainteaser of a […]

The Perfect Baked Potato from America’s Test Kitchen

Not too long ago, I happened upon an America’s Test Kitchen show on PBS. One segment featured their take on The Perfect Baked Potato.  There it was in all its simplicity:  Stabbed, Brined, Baked, Coated with Olive Oil, Baked again only to emerge in a […]

Potato Salad with Garlic Scapes, Snap Peas and Scallions

Garlic Scapes make their appearance once a year. There are cooks who wait all year to work with Garlic Scapes, the flower bud of the garlic plant.  The bud is removed about this time every year to encourage the underground bulb to thicken up.  They […]

Summer Favorites: Summer Panzanella Salad 2 Ways and Crispy Smashed Roasted Potatoes from Fine Cooking

Top to Bottom:  Panzanella Salad, Crispy Smashed Roasted Potatoes Panzanella Salad with Tuna          Sometimes I am astonished at what’s not on Chewing the Fat.  Just when I start to worry that I’ll never find a recipe that I haven’t already tried, I discover amazing […]

2 Hanukkah Favorites from Ina Garten: Simplest Ever Potato Latkes and Baked Applesauce

The Shammash being used to light the candles on the Hanakkah Menorah          Saturday was the first day of Hanakkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights.  The holiday, which is celebrated every December, commemorates the time when a small army of Jews defeated the Syrian King […]

Thanksgiving 101: Gratin of Sweet Potatoes and Leeks

          My friend Betty once told me a riotous story of being invited to a Thanksgiving dinner and being asked to “bring something”.  When she arrived on the big day, there were 12, count ’em, sweet potato casseroles.  Lesson learned: If […]

Since I’m on my way there today, a recipe for Quebec’s own Poutine (French Fries with Gravy and Cheese)

“Poutine”, a fine “mess” and Quebec’s gift to Gastronomy… or Gluttony as in this version from Au Pied de Cochon topped with Foie Gras Vieux Montreal, a perfect base to explore Old and New Montreal          As New Yorkers, we’re inclined to feel that our […]

Lauren’s Roast Chicken and a side of Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Horseradish Dressing

       They say that the mark of a good cook is whether they can deliver a perfect Roast Chicken.  Perfect…as  deeply juicy and tender meat covered with the crispest and crunchiest skin.  Frankly, I have never been satisfied with my Roast Chicken.  I’ve tried […]

Gratin of Sweet Potatoes and Leeks and other Thanksgiving delights

It’s Thanksgiving and if ever there was a time to cook, this is it.  I love this holiday. Like many people who weren’t born in this country, I see this day as a true celebration of America.  And in its inclusion of everyone– regardless of […]

Simple Lamb Chops with two delicious sides: Stir-Fried Bok Choy with Ginger and Parmesan Smashed Potatoes

        One of the best buys at Costco are the loin lamb chops.  You get 10 of them for about $17.00.  The last time I looked at loin lamb chops at Fairway, they were over $17.00 a lb.  I’ve been wanting to write about them […]

“Pollo al Mattone”– Chicken under a Brick

When I was doing some research for this post, I discovered that this method of cooking chicken is pictured in Etruscan frescoes.  Given that the Etruscan era ended roughly around 500 B.C., this is unquestionably the oldest recipe I’ve ever shared with you.  And it’s […]

Sole Almandine and the perfect accompaniment, Lemon Smashed Potatoes

               I love shopping in Chinatown.  Just coming out of the subway at Grand Street is like being transported to Hong Kong.   Except that the parts of Hong Kong I’m familiar with have a lot more Westerners than New York’s […]

Smoked Salmon and Potato Breakfast Casserole

       The food pantry that our church sponsors is called The Brown Bag Program and provides lunch for about 80 people a day.  It costs about $3.25 to fill a bag and, like every other charity in the City, we’ve been feeling the pinch […]

Brisket of Beef with Fingerling Potatoes and Maple-Glazed Carrots

I am quite serious when I say that this is the easiest dinner you will ever make. If you have any qualms about your skills in the kitchen, put them to rest and put these recipes to work for you.  They virtually cook themselves.  There’s […]