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Something to Do with Leftover French Fries

From the Vault: No time to write a post today, I’m spending some quality time with one of my nieces. But in the spirit of keeping reader interest here’s an oldie.

Something To Do With Leftover: French Fries

¬†I can hear you all now; “Bob, what exactly are leftover french fries?” And I’ll admit, I had a hard time with it when I realized that’s what I had. But I had ordered a plate from a local sub shop (sandwich, salad and fries) and the fries were… well, they were squishy. My thoughts on squishy vegetables are well known and that extends to fries. Fries should be crispy, preferably very. So I tossed them in a ziploc bag, then into the fridge and figured something would come to me, eventually. I woke up the next day with this in my head.What, you ask, was “this”? Well, it was… er, this.I chopped up the fries and took some crispy bacon, an egg, sauteed onion and parsley. Mixed it all together

and dropped it into a preheated nonstick pan. There was more than I thought there would be so I formed it into two big patty thingies. Then I fried them till they were crispy, brown and delightful. And ate it. It was wicked good. So if you ever find yourself with some leftover fries (or order too many by “accident”) this is a great thing to do with them. I mean c’mon, what’s not to like? A little cheese would have been good, too… (Editors note: and sriracha!)

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Filed under: bacon, breakfast, eggs, leftovers, potato

Breakfast Naan… Thing.

Valentine’s Day is a bleak, bitter time for a single man. No lovely lady to buy flowers, cook a fancy meal or have to buy a card, teddy bear or whatever have you for. Hm.. maybe it’s not so bad. Heh. Anyway since it is a special day, created by greeting card companies to cash in on guilt driven impulse buys, here is a fancy pants thing to have for breakfast. You could even do it with a loved one if you so desire. Even though it’s too late for VDay breakfast. Whatever.

Looks good, huh? 123Well, it was. Oh, you want to know what it is? Alright. It started off as naan, (which I will cover in another post, it’s my new favorite bread)

106which I topped with a half sriracha, half ketchup mix.

109And some cheese. Then a whole bunch of ham hash that I had browned up previously. 111

Then an egg, because it’s breakfast.114Tossed it under the broiler until the egg was cooked, even if the rude bastard did break it’s own yolk. Then I just sliced it like pizza and ate it. So yeah, make this stuff it’s wicked good. Great way to use leftovers too.

Filed under: bread, breakfast, eggs, ham, potato

Freezer Stuff: Ham and Red Potato Hash

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equal parts ham steak and potatoes, cut into 4-5″ chunks

onion, 1/4 part of ham AND potatoes

black pepper to taste.

Put everything in a food processor and pulse until it’s the consistency you want, this may take a few batches. Mix everything¬†together in a large bowl, cover the bowl and refrigerate it for several hours. Pour off any water that comes out, preheat oil/fat in a frying pan on medium heat. Spread thin layer of hash, let it brown then mix or flip it. Brown the other side. Keep mixing and flipping until the potatoes are cooked and everything is nicely browned. Serve with eggs and sriracha ketchup.

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Alright, this is the first post in my Freezer Stuff category, so let me sum up. The deal with it is that recipes in this category freeze well enough to suit me. It may not always thaw out perfect, but if it’s not good I’ll let you know. Fortunately this ham hash worked out great. This wasn’t actually planned as a freezer dish, but I kind of didn’t know that I was making so much. Here’s the ingredients, except for black pepper.202Yep, potato, onion, ham and black pepper. Four ingredients and you don’t even need more salt, the ham has plenty. Although some bell pepper in there wouldn’t hurt.206I did everything in shifts in my food processor and then just mixed it all together in a bowl. 208There was more than I had anticipated.

211So I browned up some for dinner that night, with some scrambled eggs.

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Then I put serving sized portions of the uncooked hash on aluminum foil, flattened them out, wrapped them up and froze them. Didn’t get a pic of the packaging pre-freeze, but here is one that I pulled out to make something awesome with this morning. 089Like I said, what I made was awesome and it involved sriracha ketchup, but I’ll post about it next week. Because I’m cruel. Heh.

Filed under: breakfast, eggs, Freezer Food, ham, pork, potato

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