Monday, April 16, 2012

Roasted Carrots

Conceived, prepared and recorded April 14, 2012 as a side to grilled dry-rub spare ribs.
1 lb mini carrots
2 T butter
2 T olive oil
2 T brown sugar
2 T apple cider or orange juice
1/4 t granulated garlic
salt and pepper
Preheat toaster oven to 450 F (230 C). Mix ingredients in heavy 8 x 8 inch metal pan. Cover with aluminum foil. Roast covered 20 minutes. Stir. Return to oven uncovered for another 15 minutes until nicely colored and glazed by the syrup.

Quick and Easy Home Fries

Home Fries Crisping in a Skillet
First prepared and recorded April 16, 2012.
1 medium russet potato, scrubbed and dried
1 T oil
1 T butter
salt and pepper
Prick the skin and microwave for 3 minutes on high power (1250 watts). Let cool, quarter lengthwise, remove skin, and cut into half-inch (12 mm) pieces. In an 8-inch (20 cm) non-stick skillet over medium-high, heat the oil until shimmering. Add the butter. When sizzling stops, add the potatoes and season them well. Fry quickly, undisturbed, for about 5 minutes until nicely crisped on the bottom. Turn over, and continue frying another 2 to 3 minutes. Serves 1 or 2. Can easily be doubled, as in the photo.