Poutine is the ultimate French-Canadian junk food. It originally came from Quebec. Jean-Paul Roy claims to be the inventor of Poutine in 1964; and so does Restaurateur Ferdinand Lachance in 1955 – kind of like the French Dip dilemma. It is a dish consisting of French fries topped with fresh “Cheese curds”, covered with brown […]

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  April 3, 2016   No comments

Croxetti with Potatoes, Green Beans & Pesto

I was in New York city several weeks ago and whenever I’m there I go to Eataly on 23rd Street.  I needed to warm up and kill some time before meeting someone for dinner.  While wandering in this Italian pornographic food emporium, I meandered into the pasta section and bought some interesting pasta shapes that […]

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  March 10, 2014   1 comment

Homemade Pittsburgh Pierogies with Sour Cream

My dad grew up in working class neighborhood in Pittsburgh. Last month, he was talking about how much he missed having chipped ham sandwiches. I went home and discovered that you can order chipped ham and Pierogies – Pittsburgh’s Halftime Gift Box from the from the Pennsylvania Macaroni Co. I decided that this would be his Christmas gift. It […]

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  January 3, 2014   1 comment

Fried Mashed Potato Balls

It’s the morning after. What does one make with all those leftovers cluttering up your refrigerator? Potatoes are my favorite thing to use up the next day. You can also make these into larger patties. [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:161]  

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  November 29, 2013   No comments

Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes

Guest blogger Jessica (Denver, CO) from Beauty Marks again. This one was too easy for words and, most importantly, was a HUGE crowd-pleaser. You can spice it up with chili powder or jalapeños if you’d like, but I kept it mild for the timid in my house. Slow cooker Sloppy Joes 1 lb (or 17.6 […]

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  April 26, 2013   1 comment

Potato Pepper Jack Gratin

Merry Christmas! Potato Pepper Jack Gratin Serves 12 Nonstick Cooking Spray 3 lbs Idaho Potatoes, peeled, thinly sliced with mandoline 1/2 lb Jalapeno Jack Cheese, shredded 2 2/3 cups Heavy Cream, divided 1 tsp Sea Salt 1/2 tsp black pepper You’ll Need: Mandoline or food processor, set at thinnest slice possible; 2 qt shallow ovenproof […]

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  December 25, 2012   No comments

Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Yeah, I know it’s not much of a picture, but it was eaten before I could snap one! Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes Serves 12 2 1/2 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 1/2″ pieces (about 8 cups) 1/3 cup pure maple syrup 2 Tbs butter, melted 1 tsp lemon zest 1 Tbs lemon […]

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  December 13, 2012   No comments

Potato Poppers

Latke Macaroons Last night, I attempted to make this potato recipe for dinner. I should not have done this. I was way too tired to cook and the box grater fell behind the damn twirling corner cabinet (who invented those anyway?). I spent 25 minutes trying to extract the DAMN grater using a yard stick, […]

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  September 17, 2012   2 comments

Hasselback Potatoes with Cheddar

The Hasselback potoato is a recipe developed at one of Stockholm’s popular old Restaurant Hasselbacken.  They look like they would be difficult to make, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll make these a lot.  You can make these using Parmesan cheese, rosemary, thyme, whatever strikes your fancy! [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:359]

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  September 11, 2012   2 comments

Potato, Brie, Sausage, & Sage Patties

Who doesn’t love mashed potato patties?  This recipe throws in some sausage and brie! Potato, Brie, Sausage, & Sage Patties Serves 8 2 Tbs finely shredded sage 1 lb leftover mashed potato or crushed roast potatoes 1 lemon, finely zested 4 cooked sausages, sliced into rounds 4oz brie, cubed 3 heaped Tbs flour 3 Tbs […]

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  September 5, 2012   1 comment