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
1/4 t granulated garlic
salt and pepper
Preheat toaster oven to 450 degrees F (230 C) oven. Mix ingredients in heavy 8 x 8 inch metal pan. Roast uncovered 20 minutes. Stir. Return to oven for another 15 minutes until nicely colored.

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.