Sunday, April 27, 2014

Potato Bake--using 'whatever.'

If you have a few potatoes in your pantry and some other miscellaneous items then you have the makings of a cheap and tasty meal.
Slice three (or more) potatoes, with the skin on. A good sharp knife is better than those stupid 'As Seen On TV) ones that take ages to clean and you end up cutting yourself!). Now---if you are an anti-cholesterol butthead and believe all the hype about fats, then stop reading because your blood pressure will just go through the roof! My issues with weight in the 'past' only came about because of trying to adhere to diets and low fat, low carbs and God knows what else 'they' say is bad for you.
OK, they've gone so we can proceed.
USE BUTTER or Olive oil for this or even combine the two.
Put a layer of those big fat mushrooms on the bottom of a baking dish. Sprinkle with herbs (dried or fresh) and some Parmesan cheese with a dash of pepper. (OK---use any damned cheese you like!)
Now, layer some of the thin potatoes, dot with as much butter as you wish and throw in some sliced Spring Onion (YOU may call them green onions or scallions---who knows what the vagaries of international cuisine come up with!)
Us up the potatoes and liberally add the butter, some more pepper, herbs and cheese.
Bake in oven at about 170 for as long as it takes for that lovely golden  brown crispy look.
Enjoy and if you are still worried about the calories and other evils, just don't eat the whole damn thing on your own. Get some friends around, make a green salad and serve with a small steak. Go beyond that, and well----been there done that! After a nice coffee, or even delay that, go for a walk with your dog and  your guests. Invite their dogs too. Such fun and good cheap and tasty food that does not have to be unhealthy.
Crunchy with real butter!