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Potato with Toasted Cumin Seed & a Poached Egg

6 Large, White Potato, Scrubbed and Cut in Bite Size Piece

3 or 4 Glugs, Olive Oil, Best Quality

3 or 4 Tablespoon, Butter

4 or 5 Tablespoon, Cumin Seed, Whole

1/2 Cup, 1/2 & 1/2 Cream

3 or 5 Tablespoon, Yogurt, unflavored/ plain

1 Large Bunch, Green Top Onion, Course Chop (about 1 Cup)

Salt & Pepper to Taste

Dash, Nutmeg

4 Large, Egg, at Room temp

Water

 

In large, 4 inch deep kettle or skillet (with a lid, for later), on Medium Temp melt Butter and Olive Oil together

When spatter hot, add the Cumin Seed

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Smacked Orange & Garlic Potato

This is an interesting flavor combo which goes really well as a side with my Pork Loin Slow Cooked with Marjoram & Lime

 

5 or 6 Large, Yukon Gold Potato, Scrub Clean & Cut into 1/8’s

Put Potato in a Large Heavy Kettle, Cover with Cold Water to 3 or 4 Fingers Above the Potato

Bring Potato to the Boil, reduce Temp so you have a hard simmer, cook 20 minutes longer, or until a knife inserted in Potato comes out easy

Drain Water & Add the Following;

2 to 3 Tablespoon, Garlic, Fine Chop

Zest of 1

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Beef, Sugar Snap Pea & Golden Potato Stir Fry with Strange Flavor

12 Ounces, Beef Top Round Steak, Boneless, Julienned

6, Baby Golden Potato, Skin On, Cut into 6th’s

1 Medium, Red Onion, Cut in Half, Thin Sliced

1/2 Large, Red Belle Pepper, Julienned

8 Ounces, Sugar Snap Pea Pod, NSA

1 Large, Lemon, Zest & Juice

2 or 3 Cloves, Garlic, Fine Chop

4 or 5 Green Top Onion, Fine Chop

1/3 Cup, Sunflower Seed

2 or 3 Teaspoon, Cardamon, this is the ‘strange’ flavor, add more to be even more strange!

Salt & Pepper to Taste

Dash, Nutmeg

3 to 4 Tablespoon, Soy Sauce

3 to 4 Glugs, Cooking

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Scalloped Sweet Potato with Swiss & Gruyere Cheese

2 Large Sweet Potato (Used White Sweet Potato)

8 Ounces Swiss Cheese, Shredded

8 Ounces Gruyere, Shredded

4 Ounces Parmesan Reggiano, Shredded (For the Top).

10 or 15 Leafs Fresh Sage

1 Cup Green Onion, Course Chopped

2 or 3 TBS Butter

2 or 3 TBS Flour

Salt & Pepper to Taste

1/4 TSP Nutmeg

2 or 3 Dry Thai Bird Eye Pepper, Fine Crushed

2 or 3 TBS Dark Strap Molasses

2 Cups Milk or Cream or a Combination of these.

 

Peel the Sweet Potato & Slice Thin using a Mandolin Slicer.

In a medium size heavy

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Potato Fritters with Crispy Pork Skin

I am serving these as a side with the Pork Picnic Roast/ Skin On. After removing Skin from the slow cooked Pork Roast I julienned the Skin, and cut it into little bits.

Preheat a heavy metal skillet on medium/ medium high heat. Add the bit of Pork Skin and brown. Stir and watch close so they do not burn or scorch. Set the Pork Skin bits aside to cool to room temp.

 

2 to 3 Cups Mashed Potato.

1 to 2 Cups Flour

1 Egg

Crisp Pork Skin Bits

3 or 4 swirls around the skillet Olive

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Grilled Potato, Sweet Corn & Tomato Salad with Thyme, Garlic & Habanero Infused Olive Oil

does that count as a title?

 

This is similar to the previous Grilled Potato Salad recipe I’ve posted.

Rather than a Cream Based Dressing I am making an infused Olive Oil dressing.

In a large heavy skillet pout about 1 cup of Olive Oil.

1/2 Habanero Pepper Fine Diced

1 Tablespoon Garlic fine chopped

1/4 Teaspoon Nutmeg

about 2 Fingers thickness of Fresh Thyme, tied into a bundle

Over medium heat bring to just below the boil. You DO NOT want this to boil. Just under the boil. Cook stirring occasionally for about One Hour. Pour into a

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Potato and Leek Gratin

Last nights menu was pork loin with hard apple cider glaze with Potato and Leek Gratin.  I am going to focus on the gratin in this post and will post the pork loin in a later post. 

potato leek gratin

1 cup heavy cream 2 garlic cloves peeled and crushed lightly 2 Tbls. butter divided Spring of thyme plus some 2 leeks, halved and sliced really thin 1 ½ lbs potatoes thinly sliced (1/8th inch) 1 cup  grated Gruyere cheese salt and pepper

 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Add cream, garlic and thyme sprig in a sauce pan,

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