Tuesday, January 24

Seasoned Oven Fries

These fries are easy to make, cook up quickly, and when baked will help cut down on excess fat/oil. Try your hand at making a great side dish which is fun and healthier to eat!

Full time: 40-45 minutes
Serves 3-4

The needs-

4 medium white or russet potatoes
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 tbsp salt
1/2 tbsp ground onion powder
1/2 tbsp ground garlic powder
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp ground red pepper

The know-

Preheat oven to 400'.

Wash potatoes well and dry off.

Using a sharp knife, cut potato in half length wise.

Now slice each half in half.

Slice each of the four halves in half, ending with a total if 8 wedges.

Place wedges into a bowl.

Pour over olive oil.

Toss lightly to completely coat each wedge.

Lay out on a baking tray in a single layer.

In a small bowl combine salt, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, black pepper, and red pepper.

Season oiled wedges with spice blend.

Place in oven for 15 minutes.

Carefully rotate tray and flip wedges if needed.

Return to oven for 10-15 minutes until the outside has turned golden, but potato is easily pierced with a fork.

Remove from oven to serving platter.


Saturday, January 14

Parmesan Baked Tomatoes

Simple, classic, and delightful. Roasted tomato slice serve as a delightful accompaniment to a wide variety of seafood, steaks, and roasts. Full of subtle flavors and velvety texture roasted tomatoes are a great treat for a vegetable course!

Full time 15 minutes
Serves 4 (but easily multiplies)

The needs-

2 large vine ripe tomatoes, sliced 1/4" thick (I recommend not using the very top or bottom. You should get 4 slices from each tomato)
2 tbsp Parmesan cheese, shaved thin
1/2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp onion powder

The know-

Preheat oven to 375 and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

Place tomato slices on sheet roughly 1/2" apart.

Season with salt, pepper, and onion powder.

Top each slice with 1/2 tbsp Parmesan.

Sprinkle over basil and drizzle over olive oil.

Bake in oven 10 minutes or until cheese turns golden on the edges.

Remove from oven and let cool 1 minutes before serving, cheers!