Monday, January 28, 2008

Home fries!

This eclectic collection of Blooming Glen Farm potatoes served fabulously as a yummy breakfast treat on a chilly weekend morning.

So often, I get a little panicky at the thought of actually using my preserved food. I'm pretty sure I get this trait from my dad. He recently admitted to buying canned tomatoes from the market. An appalling revelation due to the fact that a quick look in his pantry reveals oh, approximately four hundred quarts of garden tomatoes he jarred this summer.

I know. I don't understand it, either. I mean, I get it, I know what he's thinking -- because I'm thinking the same thing -- but, it's still completely illogical. I see Nicole mentions the guilt of using frozen veggies in a previous Farm to Philly post. That's encouraging, because surely we're not the only ones... right?

Anyway, somehow I managed to let it all go, and use some potatoes I've been hoarding from last season's CSA shares. I even broke out some frozen peppers and greens, too!

Home fries
Serves 4

3 tablespoons olive oil
1 sliced onion
2 cups julienned peppers (use your preferred combination of mild-to-spicy; bell, poblano, jalapeño, et. al.)
1 packed cup sliced or torn-up greens (kale, spinach, collards)
3 cloves chopped garlic
1 tablespoon paprika
Salt and freshly ground pepper
4 cups potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion and saute until soft. Add peppers and garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add paprika and cook for 1 minute. Add potatoes and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover and cook until almost cooked through. Remove cover and continue cooking for 5 to 10 minutes until golden brown.
These are great sprinkled with some fresh chopped herbs right before serving, I just didn't have any on hand.

Note too, especially as we find ourselves merely days before Farm to Philly's exciting and sure-to-be-thrilling Tofu Challenge Month, that these 'taters are great served with tofu scrambler. Either side-by-side on a plate, or as companions inside a yummy breakfast burrito :)

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1 comment:

Emmy said...

Hey girlie, how have you been?

Oh man, those homefries look fantastic. I'm coming to your house for dinner :) And those spiced blueberry pancakes in your earlier post. Yum with a capital Y!!!!

Take care! *HUGS*