Happy New Year! Yes, I'm back writing. We'll see how this goes. I'm going to leave behind the usual instant gratification of posting to Facebook. Working on cutting back on all the mindless scrolling and being disappointed that it's the same crap, different day. If you're wondering what I'm cooking and want to chat about food, subscribe to the blog or add it to your blog feed reader of choice. Let's get to the eats...
Reverse Sear Steak with fried shrimp, steamed asparagus, and boiled Magic Molly potatoes for New Year's Day dinner. The beautiful purple potatoes are from the 2020 garden. Want to try a reverse sear? Here's a great how-to from Serious Eats.
Hot wings and fries. Both oven-baked, and amazing! Hubby makes hot wings with the original Frank's Red Hot Sauce recipe mixing their hot sauce with butter. No premixed jar sauce in our house. Our secret to crispy wings without the deep-fried is a baking stone, 1 hour in the oven at 450, turning wings at the 30-minute mark. The fries are a variation on the Oven Baked Garlic Parmesan Fries from Jonathan Stiers. I make these fries all the time, varying the seasoning to fit the meal, but mostly we use garlic salt and pepper.
Fish and chips. We've finally found the perfect batter for fish! It stays on the fish and stays crispy. We used Food Wishes' Recipe for Beer Battered Fish and Chips. The fires are the same recipe as above, seasoning with kosher salt and pepper forgoing the garlic this time.