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Monday, 24 February 2014

Cold outside . . .Warm Inside . . . JALAPENO POTATOES

  

Snow steadily falling; third day now.

The woods are magical.

Vesper loves it.

And here’s the
perfect menu to warm us up inside:
Tarragon Chicken Breasts
Tomato, Spinach, and Peanut Butter Stew
Jalapeno Fries

I should blog the whole thing – it was that good!  But hey, for now:

JALAPENO POTATOES:  (Prepare early in day and reheat)
        From Chatelaine Magazine, February, 2012
4 medium yellow potatoes
2 green onions
1 large jalapeno
2 tbsp oil.
¼ tsp salt

1.     Seed and dice the jalapeno finely.  Set aside.
2.     Chop the green onions.
3.     Boil salted water in a medium pot, filled to just over one-third.
4.     Peel and cut potatoes into one-half inch sticks.  Drop into cold water as you go or they will blacken.
5.     When all the potatoes are ready, drain and boil 5 minutes.
6.     Drain well and pat dry.
7.     Heat oil in large frying pan over medium high heat.
8.     Fry potatoes about 10 minutes.
9.     Add onions, jalapeno, and ¼ tsp salt.
10.                          Cook 3 minutes. 
11.                          Set aside until 45 minutes before serving.  Now, preheat oven to 350.
12.                          Put potatoes in, uncovered,  for 30 minutes.

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P.S.  The potatoes were great the next day, too, and the spinach was delicious inside and outside and omelette.