16 February 2016

1 potato 2 ..

and today i'll talk about potatoes.
and shallots, roasted garlic, cremini 
mushrooms, and seasonings.
and kale. don't turn your nose up.
kale is awesome good when it's 
prepared well. 

in this first dish i started out with a pound of very small white potatoes. i par-nuked them which simply means i put them in a microwave safe bowl bought years ago from pampered chef 
{here's a link to that piece of equipment.}
click here .. 
& nuked them for 3 minutes, then cut them in halves and quarters. after some olive oil is good and hot in a large skillet, throw the potatoes in along with a thinly sliced shallot and about a quarter cup of whole roasted garlic cloves. then a few healthy turns of fresh cracked pepper, kosher salt, dried parsley. i cheated and bought roasted garlic already to go. the flavor is rich and smooth. give those a few minutes to get acquainted with the lid on then a good stir to mix the flavors further. leave the lid off and cook over medium high heat for a few minutes while occasionally stirring. the aroma is fantastic!

next.. i had this ready to go.
but before i do i implore you to NOT buy kale in a package already cut up. buy the fresh! go for the darkest green. remove the woody stems. then make your salad or incorporate the kale into a dish like the one i'm showing you today. 
the difference is night and day!!!
8 leaves of curly kale - remove the stems!
like this ::: ignore the radishes and radicchio. (different recipe)
once your kale is de-stemmed, rip it up into pieces then massage it for ten seconds. i'm serious! 
it'll offer a gentleness to the flavor and texture . 

have 8 ounces sliced cremini mushrooms ready as well. 
throw the kale and shrooms on top of the
potatoes and close the lid. wait 2 minutes
then toss the whole shabang. you don't want
to wilt the kale to nothingness. you want to
meld it into the dish. that's all. the shrooms will still have a lovely bit of crunch but you want that! many people overcook their veggies. don't. please. for the love of everything holy don't overcook your veggies!!!


happy taste buds.

the end.

p.s. in the morning you can plate this with a fried or poached egg with a sprinkle of parmesan. deliciousness revisited :::


Red Rose Alley said...

Sherry, these potatoes look scrumptious. And you know, eggs and potatoes are one of my favorite breakfasts.


Sherry said...

eggs and potatoes..mmm.
if i had thought beforehand, i'd have
added bacon. next time. {comfort food}

Thistle Cove Farm said...

I cannot begin to tell you how wonderful this looks...yes to adding bacon!

Sherry said...

thinking of making it again tonight .. with the egg. and bacon. yUm.

A Joyful Cottage said...

Love kale. We have it every day in some fashion or another. Always the fresh, and organic when we can find it. I've never tried massaging it. Will give that a try. :)

Sherry said...

i know it seems strange to massage a vegetable, but in kale's case it softens the flavor and texture. :)