January 13th, 2008

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Links & a Recipe

Some links, first follow-ups or things I know some of you will be interested in:

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And a recipe for pan-roasted potatoes, cribbed from the TV show America's Test Kitchen. At present, a Google cached page contains a summary, but it doesn't have times and may go away:

  1. Get a bunch of baby potatoes (the recipe calls for Red Bliss). Halve or quarter them (cut pieces should be roughly 1 to 1.5 inches).
  2. Heat some olive oil in a big flat nonstick pan. The summary calls for high heat; just over medium was ideal on our electric flat-top stove.
  3. Put the potatoes in the pan in a single layer, cut side down, and cook for five minutes, or until the potatoes are nice and brown.
  4. Turn over and cook on the skin sides for another five minutes, or until the skin is darker and wrinkly.
  5. Drop heat to low, cover, cook for another five minutes.
  6. Stick a fork through to test doneness. Tip out on to paper towels (something I'm going to try next time). Serve.

These are so easy but have the perfect roast-potato nature. They made me ridiculously happy earlier in the week. (We haven't had the leftovers yet, so I don't know how they reheat, but if they don't, we'll just make less next time. Simple.)

Finally: the Patriots won, the Giants won, the Colts lost, the Packers won, and T.O. is crying on the recap show. A good football week.