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Apple Ginger Galette

9 Apr

I’m not big on baking.  I’m also not big on taking something healthy, like apples, and encrusting it in white flour and butter.  But sometimes I like to flirt with the dark side, and this apple galette is aaaaall dark side.

Anyway, I just had way too many apples accumulating in my crisper over the weeks.  The recipe is straight from Smitten Kitchen, and her recipe is derivative from Alice Waters, who is my hero. See the recipe here.

Start with awesome local apples.  I used Empire and Mutsu.  I think.

The Apples of Evil...mwahahahaaa

The Apples of Evil...mwahahahaaa

Peel them, core them, slice them into chunks like this:

Presto, change-o.

Presto, change-o.

Make the galette dough, which is just flour, butter, and like 3 tablespoons of water.  Let the dough sit in the fridge for about 30 minutes, then take it out and roll it.

For the filling, it’s just sliced apples, like an inch of grated ginger, sugar and melted butter.

Oh, guess what.  I don't have a rolling pin, so I had to roll the dough using a tomato can.  Hilariousness ensued.

Oh, guess what. I don't have a rolling pin, so I had to roll the dough using a tomato can. Hilariousness ensued.

I like how rustic and un-precious this format is.

I like how rustic and un-precious this format is.

Fold up all the uneven sides.  Brush some melted butter over the top.  Sprinkle the whole thing with sugar.

Bake at 400 degrees F for 45ish minutes.  There’s also a glaze you can make using the apple cores and peels, but it didn’t work for me.  Too soupy.  Maybe I got the proportions wrong.

NOM

NOM

Moments later…

I can't believe there were leftovers.  I mean, it was just the two of us.  But really!  We COULD have decimated that thing.

I can't believe there were leftovers. I mean, it was just the two of us. But really! We COULD have decimated that thing.

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Gratin leftovers = awesome breakfast potatoes

8 Apr

…And then the next morning…

Gratin with poached eggs.  There is nothing un-awesome about this breakfast.

Gratin with poached eggs. There is nothing un-awesome about this breakfast.

CSA for breakfast: Russet Potatoes sauteed in bacon fat

21 Feb

This is a little time-intensive, but worth it for lazy breakfast days if you’re so lucky to have them.  Man-friend and I were so fortunate on this Washington’s birthday, and we made some awesome breakfast potatoes, sauteed in bacon fat, then dusted with some salt and finely chopped rosemary.

Bacon vs. Potatoes.  The party is on the LEFT, people.

Bacon vs. Potatoes. The party is on the LEFT, people.

I cut up 2lbs of russet potatoes into 1-inch chunks and sauteed 5 strips o bacon without any extra oil.

Next step is to take out the bacon and fry the potatoes in the bacon fat for about 25 minutes.

Happiest potatoes EVAR!

Happiest potatoes EVAR!

Man-friend made these in two batches.  There was plenty of bacon fat to go around.

Done.

Done.

When they were done frying (about 25 minutes per batch), we tossed them with a few pinches of salt and about a teaspoon of finely chopped fresh rosemary.  Yes, I know you’re smelling that now.

Breakfast!  Ohhh hello, leftover harissa from last night's turnips & radishes...

Breakfast! Ohhh hello, leftover harissa from last night's turnips & radishes...

So guess what’s awesome on breakfast potatoes?  Harissa!

The second batch of potatoes - most excellent Scooby snacks for later.

The second batch of potatoes - most excellent Scooby snacks for later.